For those looking for a way to give back this summer, or to involve their children, grandchildren or camp participants in an activity which will help others, the Lord’s Place is in need donations this summer. The Lord’s Place serves homeless children and their families, as well as single men and women. Needed items include:
Activities for Families and Individuals — Movie tickets, amusement/water park tickets, bowling gift certificates, tickets to sporting events and outdoor adventures (kayaking, fishing, etc.).
Cleaning Products — Air fresheners, brooms, mops, Swiffers, sponges, dish soap, laundry detergent, floor/glass cleaner and paper towels.
Kitchen Accessories — Can openers, cookbooks, cutting boards, dish sets, drying racks, garbage bags, kitchen towels, measuring cups/spoons, microwaves, oven mitts, place mats, pots and pans, salt and pepper shakers, Tupperware/food storage, eating utensils and serving utensils.
Bathroom Accessories — Bath mats, hygiene products for men and women, shower curtains, shower racks, toilet brushes, toilet plungers, towels, household accessories, batteries, duct tape, hamper/laundry baskets, hangers, lamps (table/floor), light bulbs, mirrors, shoe racks, and towel racks/drying racks.
Other items needed include basic nonperishable pantry items, such as canned foods, condiments, boxed pasta, powdered beverages, rice and bottled water, along with tools/tool sets, trash cans, bed pillows, mattress pads, new mattresses/box springs and sheets (twin and full). Also of particular need are work boots (all sizes) for men who have a job but need this expensive, required work attire. Finally, the Lord’s Place is seeking a van/car for its Men’s Campus.
Donations can be dropped off at the Lord’s Place, 2808 N. Australian Ave., West Palm Beach. For more info., call (561) 494-0125 or visit www.thelordsplace.org. The Lord’s Place, a nonprofit, non-sectarian organization, has helped the homeless in Palm Beach County for more than 30 years.