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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 Kathy Zagzebski at or 508 743-9888 x301.  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
Blood tubes
Chlorhexidine (Nolvasan) disinfectant (gallon bottles)
Culture swabs
Fluids (especially lactated ringers)
Gauze pads
Gift Cards from PetCo
Gift Cards from PetSmart
Hand sanitizer
IV sets/lines
Isopropyl Alcohol for disinfection
Latex and latex substitute exam gloves
Laundry detergent (for HE machines)
Microscope slides & cover slips
Needles (28g, 25g, 22g, 18g, 16g, spinal)
Paper towels
Scrubs (tops and bottoms)
Slickers (rain gear – heavy duty) (jackets and bibs)
Specimen cups
Syringes (1cc, 3cc, 6cc, 12cc, 30cc)
Virkon disinfectant

Animal Care Equipment
Autoclave to sterilize surgical tools
Blood Analyzer (e.g., iStat)
Bookshelves – plastic, for inside the marine animal hospital
Digital camera to photograph patients
Digital x-ray developer
Hand trucks (standing and collapsible)
Portable ultrasound machine
Rolling handcarts (Rubbermaid)
Satellite tags
Scale, large for weighing animals (veterinary floor model, digital)
Scale, small for weighing food (food, non-digital)
Storage cabinets – plastic (e.g., Rubbermaid), for inside the marine animal hospital
Televisions – Flat panel, to monitor patients

Education Supplies
Arts and crafts supplies
Display board – trifold
Dry erase markers
Easels, for display
Gift Cards from A.C. Moore
Gift Cards from Oriental Trading Company
Googley eyes
Hand puppets
Masking tape
Measuring tapes – metric
Memory wire
Plastic beads – for jewelry
Plastic and plush model animals (sea turtles, seals, whales, dolphins)
Trash bags

General Supplies
Copy machine paper (8½ x 11″ reams, prefer recycled)
Cleaning supplies (e.g., paper towels, prefer recycled)
Duct tape
Gift Cards from Citgo
Gift Cards from Exxon
Gift Cards from Home Depot
Gift Cards from Lowes
Gift Cards from Shell
Gift Cards from Staples
Gift Cards from Stop & Shop
Gift Cards from Target
Gift Cards from Trader Joes
Gift Cards from Walmart
Office supplies
Packing tape
Paper towels (prefer those made from recycled paper)
Trash bags (all sizes, prefer those made from recycled plastic)

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.