COMMUNITY GIVING: ‘Living supply’ donation drive in advance of ‘Lunches with Love’

(Chalk art outside ‘Lunches with Love’ assembly location last year)

Community generosity tends to rise as the winter holidays draw near – and sometimes, the number of requests can be overwhelming. Here is an opportunity to do something early in the season. West Seattle/South Park entrepreneur and community advocate Lashanna Williams is planning this year’s Lunches with Love again and sends word that the effort is beginning with a dropoff donation drive for “living supplies” – literally, the supplies that unsheltered people need for daily living. This week and next, a dropoff spot is set up for you to use any time to give any or all of the items they’re looking for – click ahead to see what’s needed and where:

As fall is upon us it’s never too early to organize supplies for the needy. It’s time to fill the blessing bags!

Thanksgiving week we will be packing blessing bags and making lunches; please help us gather supplies.

They way we make this a huge success is by sharing it and encouraging others to have their own supply drive and add the collection to the whole!

What supplies are good?

Sipppy cups
Reusable water bottles
Heat blankets
Garbage bags
Duffle bags
Can openers
Gift cards with $$$$ on them
grocery gift cards
Gas station gift cards
Hand warmers
Sleeping bags

Being able to assemble some of these would be amazing :

One whole keep-dry kit:

Small Tent
Duffle bag
Sleeping bag
Can opener
4 garbage bags
Toothpaste and brush
Socks and gloves

The dropoff address in South Park – just over the ridge from West Seattle – is on the event page for the donation drive, which continues through next week.

4 Replies to "COMMUNITY GIVING: 'Living supply' donation drive in advance of 'Lunches with Love'"

  • Lashanna October 25, 2016 (6:05 am)

    Thank you so much for helping get the word out. Last year was amazing!! This drive is actually 2 weeks long, allowing for people to hold mini drives at school, work or with neighbors. 

    These supplies are needed by so many- and together we make meaningful change.  Wishing you a lovely day! 

    In light, hope and community,


  • Lauren October 25, 2016 (9:06 am)

    I couldn’t find the drop off location or even the listing on the events page. Can you please include that information on the Home Page?

    Thank you,


    • WSB October 25, 2016 (9:14 am)

      Hi –
      9319 7th Ave S

      • Lauren October 25, 2016 (12:17 pm)

        Thank you!

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