Hands on Projects
These are hands on projects that occur every year around the same time.
Easter Baskets (starts two months prior to Easter)
Assemble small Easter baskets full of: jelly beans, chocolate candy, toothbrush, a pair of socks, etc. These baskets are distributed to children and teens in the foster care program.
Caregiver Gift Bags (starts in March)
Provide gift bags, as a sign of appreciation, for the annual caregiver conference of 100+ caregivers. A list will be provided.
Backpacks (starts in the summer)
Provide filled backpacks or school supplies for foster and refugee children. Backpacks are distributed before the start of the school year.
Thanksgiving Baskets (starts in early October)
Provide baskets of food, either traditional Thanksgiving or culturally appropriate food for seniors, caregivers, foster care and refugee families.
Christmas Angel Tree (starts at the end of October)
Provide Christmas presents and/or gift cards for LFS refugee, older adult, caregiver and foster care clients.
Other Hands on Projects
In addition to our annual hands on projects, there are other ways to contribute to LFS clients.
Collect items to furnish and set up an apartment for an arriving refugee family.(See complete list)
Sponsor an Experience for Foster Families
Serving Older Adults
Gift Card Garden
Gift Card Garden (281 KB)
LFS also welcomes groups to do drives for health care items (soap, toothpaste, tooth brushes, etc), cleaning supplies (dish soap, laundry detergent, brooms, etc.), gently used linens (towels, twin or double size sheets, etc.), kitchen items (gently used pots and pans, dishes silverware, etc.) or baby items (diapers, baby wipes, formula, clothing, etc.).