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Families and individuals alike often come to us with nothing more than the clothes on their back and a bag or two carrying their personal belongings. While all of their stories are a little different, one common theme resonates: they have suffered a severe loss. Your in-kind or monetary donations make it possible to provide the basic necessities to our families and community.

In-kind

We accept new and gently used furniture and other household items for clients. Items in high need are:

  • Beds (Twin, Full, Queen, & Bunk Beds)
  • Dressers
  • Dining tables with chairs
  • Washer/Dryers
  • Microwaves
  • Lamps
  • Pots & Pans
  • Plates, bowls, & silverware
  • Diapers ( All sizes)
  • Toiletries (shampoo,conditioner,  soaps, lotions, toilet paper, toothbrushes, toothpaste, baby products, etc.)
As Seasons change so do needs
October- December

Current needs:

Winter jackets (all sizes)

Holiday Food and Gifts for Families in our programsPlease call our office at (253) 581-8689 for specific items that would help make the holidays special for the families we serve.

Our storage is very limited at this time. Please call our office at 253-581-8689 to determine if we can accept your donation. Thanks for your understanding.

Monetary

Monetary donations of any amount are always welcome. Here are several ways you can show support:

  • Honor someone special with your gift. We will be happy to send a certificate to the individual being honored, stating that a gift has been made in their name.
  • Memorialize a departed loved one with your gift and allow their name to live on.
  • Planned giving – estimates have shown that approximately 70% of American’s do not have a valid will. When you update your will, consider a gift to LASA.

Your gift will be recognized in our annual report as a thank you for your generosity.

Goodwill

Hoping to donate other items? Drop them off at our partner agency!

Locations:

714 South 27th Street, Tacoma
(253) 573-6500

3121 South 38th Street, Tacoma
(253) 472-5160

6200 Mt. Tacoma Drive SW, Lakewood
(253) 983-0040

Back to School

The end of May marks the beginning of the “Back to School” season as we start collecting items that our children will need when they return to school in the fall. Recently, instead of hosting our own Back to School Drive, we have begun collecting school supplies for Caring for Kids. In return, Caring for Kids will provide “our” kids with supplies. You may drop any back to school donations at our office.

Holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas & Easter)

LASA serves approximately 50 to 75 families at any given time including over 150 children.

Thanksgiving

With your help, we are able to provide the fixings for a home cooked meal. Please remember each of our families occupy one of LASA units which are fully equipped with the capabilities so that families do their own cooking. Families range in size from 1 to 8 people. We collect the following donations and our families can “shop” at our holiday give away for things they need to complete their meal.

  • Gift cards to local grocery stores
  • Non-perishable foods
  • Turkey or Ham

Christmas

With your help we are able to provide a warm meal to our families and gifts to brighten their holiday. Items needed are:

  • Gift cards to local grocery stores
  • Non-perishable foods
  • Turkey or Ham
  • New unwrapped gifts for children and adults of all ages

Visit many local businesses in the Lakewood area to select a gift tag to sponsor, or contact us to adopt a child or family and spread the joy of the season.

Easter

With your help we are able to provide baskets to all of our children, filled with goodies that are sure to bring a smile to their face. Items needed are:

  • Baskets
  • Plastic grass
  • Please no stuffed animals
  • Candy
  • Plastic eggs

We can accept these individual donations or you or your group can adopt a child for Easter and keep the spirit of the Easter Bunny alive!

Donations:

Clients in our facilities are in need of common household items: Brooms, dustpans, kitchen towels, clothes baskets, cleaning supplies, and mops. Here is what we have so far!

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