Giving is the key to success – Lantern House Donation Drive


A wise person once said:

“The wise man does not lay up his own treasures.  The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.” – Mark Twain


See a Need

The other day I was reading in the Standard-Examiner, our local newspaper, about the Lantern House sheltering a large number of families with children this summer.  The article also noted that because of this increase in families seeking shelter, the Lantern House is in need of help through donations.  I thought maybe there was something I could do to help.  I also thought of our amazing clients and how they might want to chip in and help as well.  That is where I came up with the idea of beginning a donation drive through the month of October.

Fill a Need

Helping HandsTo help aid those who are struggling through homelessness, we felt there was something we could do.  I personally contacted the Lantern House and discovered they have a growing list of things they need.  Some are supplies for the Lantern House and others are necessary items to help those seeking shelter.  We’d like to ask for help in donating any goods that you can to the Lantern House.


Drop Off Donations during the month of October to:

Sand & Swirl Showroom
Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm


Items Needed

I am providing a list of items below.  The items in bold are the highest priority items.

Cleaning Suppliescleaning supplies

  • Trash Bags (55-gallon)
  • Pine-Sol
  • Paper Towels
  • Lysol All Purpose Cleaner
  • Windex
  • Sponges
  • Dish soap
  • Clorox

Hygiene Itemshygiene items

  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Adult diapers (all sizes)
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Toilet paper
  • Disposable razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Travel sized hygiene items (all kinds!)

Food Itemsfood items

  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Dairy products
  • Milk (preferably reduced fat or 1%)
  • Anything! Our cooks are creative and we accept all food items

Dormitory and Family Room Needsclothing & dormitory items

  • Twin-sized blankets
  • Socks (all sizes)
  • Jeans
  • T-shirts (especially sizes XL and above for both men and women)
  • Underwear
  • Shoes

Thank you for your generosity

We know we have the greatest clients around and we know we can make a difference in the lives of so many people.  Will you join us and help make a difference by making a donation to the Lantern House?