More Ways to Give

Donate Products and Supplies

Your valuable contribution can make a difference to someone experiencing homelessness today! All donations to Lamp Community are tax deductable and most must be new and in the original packaging unless otherwise approved.  Some Art and Music Program donations may be used.  See below for details. Please email with any questions or to arrange a drop off of items. 

Donation Request List

Winter Items

• Socks
• Beanies
• Scarves
• Gloves


• Shoes
• Pants
• Shirts
• Jackets
• Underwear
• Etc.

Hygiene Kit Items
Travel Sizes of the following:

• Shampoo/conditioner
• Moisturizer
• Soap
• Socks
• Disposable razors
• Shower gel
• Deodorant
• Antibacterial gel
• Toothbrush/toothpaste
• Towels (normal size)

Move In Basket Supplies

• Kitchen utensils such as spoons, forks and knives
• Hand towels and bath towels
• Dish and laundry soap  
• Body wash soaps / hygiene supplies
• A cooking pan
• A cup and a plate
• Cleaning supplies such as glass cleaner and bathroom cleaners
• A broom and dust pan

Most kitchen items are helpful.

Visual Arts

• CANVASES or canvas boards!
• PAINTS (acrylics, watercolor, oil)
• PAPERS (regular, pastel, watercolor,
• Bristol – larger formats preferred)
• PENCIL SHARPNERS (regular or electric!)
• DRAWING & PAINTING KITS, big or small

Home Goods Wish list

• Throw rugs
• CDs
• Crossword puzzle books
• Markers, colored pencils, journals,
• Subscriptions to magazines
• Jigsaw puzzles
• Board games, especially Dominoes
• Paper towels
• Toilet paper
• Cleaning supplies
• Tooth paste
• Shampoo etc
• Pillows
• Blankets
• Sheets
• Towels
• Bath mats
• Radio/CD player
• Frames for art
• Art for the wall
• Dishes
• Silverware set
• Curtains
• Small Microwaves
• Pots and pans
• Floor lamps
• Twin-size mattresses
• Bottled water
• Gift cards
• Bus passes

Arts Program Wish List
(Most items could be new or used unless otherwise specified)

• Music
• Microphone cords (1/4”)
• Music stools
• Microphone Stand
• Instruments!
• Sticks/Mallets
• Beginners’ Music Instruction Books
• Sheet Music
• Other Music Books

Other Arts

• Digital Cameras (new/ or used)
• Disposable Film Cameras (new)
• WORKABLE CLAY (Skulpey type)
• ART BOOKS (new and used!)
• ART MAGAZINES (new and used!)
• Art/storage furniture (need to see it first)


Plan a Fundraiser

Plan a house party or fundraiser and help raise much needed funds or supplies for Lamp.

Become a Corporate Partner

Make a strategic investment in Los Angeles.

Make a Tribute

Give in honor or memory of someone.

Have Your Employer Match Your Gift

Maximize your gift by having your employer match your contribution.

Donate Stock

Transfer stock to Lamp and take advantage of reducing your taxes.

Plan a Gift

Include Lamp in your estate planning or will.

Donate Your Car

Use GoodSearch & GoodShop

For more information on ways to give, email All donations to Lamp Community are tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Lamp’s tax ID is #95-3993742.