The Lighthouse Program gladly accepts any donations for our arts and crafts supplies and our educational toys. A number of items are always needed, please see our wish list below.
Big Ticket Items
- A new computer or lap top to replace our old and tired office equipment.
- Big Soft Blocks-21-piece Set "A" ($1400). Purpose: addition to the set of blocks now available in Volcano Room; popular and important item for play, but not enough blocks for children to build what they want to (e.g., fort).
- 70 Stress Balls. Purpose: to give to children as part of a "Feel Good Bag" which contains items for helping them cope with feelings at home.
- 70 Journals. Purpose: group activity that encourages writing as a form of expression of feelings.
- Refrigerator ($500). Purpose: to store food for support group events and volunteer training sessions.(THIS ITEM HAS BEEN DONATED - THANK YOU)
- Photocopier ($650). Purpose: to photocopy arts and crafts activity sheets for children's groups (THIS ITEM HAS BEEN DONATED - THANK YOU)
Signage for Lighthouse exterior($500) (THIS ITEM HAS BEEN DONATED - THANK YOU) IPOD Player(THIS ITEM HAS BEEN DONATED- THANK YOU!) Docking Station/Radio($200) (THIS ITEM HAS BEEN DONATED-THANK YOU!) Purpose: Play music for relaxation training and play significant songs during grief process. Remo Kids' Gathering Drum($200) (THIS ITEM HAS BEEN DONATED THROUGH PROCEEDS FROM THE BRING AND BUY FUNDRAISER-THANK YOU!). Purpose: Drum circles are a great way to achieve a high sense of team. They can raise energy levels, confidence, leadership and motivation. They also foster a sense of togetherness, community and team spirit. Chime Bar (Orff)($160). Purpose: addition to our collection of percussion instruments; expression of feelings through music; as one child stated: "chimes sound like angels" and can help them feel connected to the deceased. 12' Parachute($100) (THIS ITEM HAS BEEN DONATED THROUGH PROCEEDS FROM OUR BRING AND BUY FUNDRAISER-THANK YOU!). Purpose: Use in group circles with young children; teamwork, cooperation and inclusiveness are all shared benefits of both music and parachute play. The parachute creates an instant circle, allowing everyone to feel a part of the group and encouraging eye contact and interaction between all participants. 70 wall calendars for 2012(THEY HAVE BEEN DONATED--THANK YOU! ). Purpose: group activity that consists of identifying days that will be more difficult emotionally than other days and discussing strategies to cope with these difficult days. Microwave($100). Purpose: to make popcorn; warm food for events.
Small Ticket Items
Clock for Parent Room(THIS ITEM HAS BEEN DONATED -THANK YOU!) Purpose: For parent room facilitators to keep track of time during the session Concordia Supply Plastic Drip Protectors for ½ inch candles($70 for 50) (THIS ITEM HAS BEEN DONATED -THANK YOU!). Purpose: for use during candle lighting ceremonies to ensure safety.
- Plain, solid colored pillowcases for arts and crafts activity. (10 for $20.00 at Dollar Store) Purpose: For a children's support group activity that involves identification and recognition of what makes you mad and of happy memories; to provide children with a strategy to relax and go to sleep
- Books to add to our free community lending library. We gladly accept suitable donations of grief related books for children, teens and adults and also have a number of titles we wish to purchase such as grief and terminal illness. ($50.00 donations toward library)
- Wooden Bean Bag Toss Game ($80). (THIS ITEM HAS BEEN DONATED -THANK YOU!).Purpose: For Free Play activities in Front Room; to provide children who may not be comfortable in the Volcano Room with a way to express aggressive feelings
Family of Dolls($50) (THIS ITEM HAS BEEN DONATED -THANK YOU!). Purpose: for use with the doll house for free play activities
- Donations to our pizza, snack and beverage fund are always appreciated by hungry volunteers, children, and teens.
- Donations to our Charity Run in September 2013 are very welcome: for printing of Team Lighthouse T-shirts, transport of runners into Toronto, donations of food for a team dinner on the night before the run, signage during the run. Any donations to cover our participation fee ($800 + HST) are also appreciated. Purpose: team building, community awareness, public support of our families
- Lighthouse banner with logo. ($250.00) Purpose: to promote our organisation and increase visibility.
Gift Cards for:
- Tea Lights and Candles
- Water Jugs for Water Dispenser
- White Board Markers
- Fabric Markers
- Snow shovel for walkways
- Gardening clippers, gloves, rakes, paper bags
- Hose, nozzle and wheel
- Ink cartridges for HP Office Jet 7500A wide format
- Toner cartridges for HP Laserjet P1102W
- Paper - copy and printing
- paper clips / push pins / staples
- File folders - legal and letter
- Hanging file folders - legal and letter
- Pocket folders
- Sheet protectors
- Dymo label tape
- Address labels
- Sticky notes