Local organizations are teaming up to help community members in need at a Community Service Day donation drive on Saturday, September 18. Local community organizations will collect the following items at a drive-thru donation drive at Lakeside Church, located at 745 Oak Avenue Parkway, from 7 a.m. to Noon.
Bicycles for Children and Adults – Folsom State Prison will collect new or used bicycles. The bicycles are refurbished by Folsom State Prison inmates and then later donated to community members in need.
Glasses – The Folsom Host Lions Club will collect new or used eyeglasses for the Folsom Vision Project, which provides glasses to those who cannot afford them.
Yarn and Fabric – The Folsom Lake Lions Club will collect yarn to support the Hooks N Needles program at Folsom State Prison, where inmates crochet, knit, and sew a variety of items such as caps, scarves, small blankets, and toys. Fabric is collected then donated to Placer County Jail, where inmates make blankets, pillows, backpacks, tree ornaments, superhero capes, and more. The finished items are then donated to a number of charitable organizations.
LEGOS – BrickDreams– a nationally recognized charity based in Folsom–is collecting unwanted LEGOs for children who have been the victim of domestic violence or abuse.
Purses – Julie’s Purse Project will collect new and gently used purses and donate to organizations in Northern California that assist homeless women, survivors of sex trafficking and domestic violence, as well as Camp Fire survivors and women being released on parole from Folsom Prison.
Christmas Gifts – The holidays are right around the corner, and Powerhouse Ministries is gearing up to help those less fortunate this upcoming holiday season. New and unwrapped gifts for all ages will be collected. Visit the list of suggested gift ideas below.
Thank you for your support! For more information about Community Service Day and the donation drive, call 916-461-6145.
Baby and Toddler
- Clothes (Newborn – 5T)
- Play Mats
- Baby Care Kits
- Socks/Hats/Shoes (Up to 5T)
- Beauty/Bath Sets
- Make-Up (Not foundation)
- Blow Dryer/Curling Irons
- Sweaters/Fleece Tops (All sizes)
- Hoodies (All Sizes)
- Throws (Not handmade)
- Insulated travel cups (hot and cold)
- Kitchen towels, Pot Holders, etc.
- Can opener, Cooking Utensils (sets)
- Pans (fry, sauce and pasta pan)
- Cookie Sheets, 13×9 Pans
- Small Kitchen appliances (toasters, coffee makers blenders, mixer, Crockpot)
- Gift Sets
- Small Tool Sets
- Work Gloves
- Coffee/Thermal Mugs
- Water Bottles
- Dress Socks
Kids (6-12 years)
- Clothes (size 6 to age 12)
- Themed Children’s Bedding
- Young Girls Purses
- Hair Accessories
- Craft Set
- Action Figures
- Art Supplies
- Lego/Building Sets
- Science Kits
Teen & Sports (13-18)
- Footballs, Basketballs, Soccer Balls, etc.
- Purses, Wallets, Belts, Makeup, Curling Irons and Straighteners
- Bottles, Flat billed Hats, Sporting Equipment
- Bikes, Scooters
- Amazon Gift Cards
- Target Gift Cards
- Walmart Gift Cards