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Wish List

The International Order of Rainbow Girls collected wishlist items.

The International Order of Rainbow Girls collected wishlist items as a group project.

“In-kind” donations help the National Marine Life Center direct more of our resources into our rehabilitation, science, and education programs.  If you are able to donate an item or items from our wishlist, please contact Casey Shetterly or Kathy Zagzebski at nmlc@nmlc.org or 508 743-9888. Or, drop off your donation at 120 Main Street, Buzzards Bay between 9 am and 5 pm Monday through Friday or by appointment.  Thank you!

Visit our Amazon Wish Lists for additional suggestions. Please note these items do not have to be purchased from Amazon!

Animal Care Supplies
Alcohol prep pads
Betadine disinfectant
Betadine prep pads
Bleach disinfectant
Chlorhexidine (Nolvasan) disinfectant
Culture swabs
Fluids (especially lactated ringers)
Gauze pads
Gift Cards from PetCo & PetSmart
Hand sanitizer
Hemostats
IV sets/lines
Isopropyl Alcohol for disinfection
Laundry detergent
Microscope slides & cover slips
Needles (23g, 22g, 21g, 20g, 18g, 16g, spinal)
Non-latex (Nitrile) exam gloves
Pyrex 2-cup measuring cups
Rubber Boots (All Sizes, heavy duty)
Scrubs (tops and bottoms)
Slickers (heavy duty bibs and jackets; e.g., Grundens)
Syringes (12cc, 20 cc, 30cc, 60cc)
Surgical masks
Virkon disinfectant

Animal Care Equipment
Feeding Syringes (400-500ml)
Large Canine Feeding Tubes
Hand truck, hand cart (heavy duty)
pH meter
Portable ultrasound machine
Refractometers
Scales, small for weighing food
Salinity Meter
Satellite tags
Shelving (sturdy plastic)
Stethoscopes
Storage cabinets (plastic, e.g., Rubbermaid)
Televisions – flat panel, to monitor patients

Animal Food & Vitamins
Calcium Tablets
Glucose Tabs
Herring (frozen)
Lactaid Tabs
Marine Mammal Tabs
Milk Matrix 30/52
NaCl Tabs
Quahogs
Romaine Lettuce
Sea Tabs
Squid (frozen)
Table Salt
Vitamin B Complex
Vitamin B1
Vitamin C

Education Supplies
Dry erase markers
Easels, for display
Gift Cards from A.C. Moore & Michaels
Gift Cards from Oriental Trading Company
Googly Eyes
Hand puppets of marine animals
Measuring tapes – metric/English
Memory wire
Plastic and plush models of ocean animals

General Supplies
Copy machine paper (8½ x 11″)
Cleaning supplies
Gift Cards from Citgo & Exxon & Shell
Gift Cards from Home Depot & Lowes
Gift Cards from Staples
Gift Cards from Stop & Shop, Shaws, Trader Joes
Gift Cards from CVS, Target, Walgreens, Walmart
Lamination paper
Laptop computers, wifi capable, Windows 10
Paper towels
Photo paper
Printer Ink – HP 950/951XL + 902XL
Rock Solid Floor Sealer
Tape – Duck, Masking, & Clear
Trash bags

The National Marine Life Center is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization, meaning your in-kind gift to NMLC may be tax deductible to the extent permitted by federal law.  NMLC’s federal tax identification number is 04-329-0276.