FOPAL’s Wish List


Help FOPAL Trim Administrative Costs and Contribute More $$ to Palo Alto’s Libraries!

As a nonprofit organization, FOPAL operates on a slender budget to cover its administrative costs.  Here are some much-needed items that would enable us to more efficiently and effectively raise more funds to benefit Palo Alto libraries.

  • A cash counting machine!
  • Computers/laptops – Intel-based Macs (desktop or laptop) or Pentium 4 or better laptops/notebooks
  • iPads or other tablets
  • Gift cards to Costco, office supply companies, OSH, etc.
  • Yellow 2B pencils, white erasers, yellow 3×3” post-its, Sharpies, Astrobright paper
  • White Signicade or other sturdy sandwich boards for sale day signs
  • Small Amazon-style shipping boxes (new or gently used)
  • Filling material for shipping online orders – bubble wrap, gently used bubble and padded mailers, bags of air, sheet foam and packing peanuts (no sytrofoam blocks, please)
  • Rolls of clear shipping tape
  • Programmer versed in Python, Perl or similar to write a script to interface with the Amazon API

If you’d like to donate any of the following, please call or email our Sales and Volunteer Manager, Janette Herceg at: (650) 494-1266 or by email here.

All contributions are tax-deductible.

Thank You!