Ways to Give to Path of Life

Thank you for your thoughtfulness and willingness to support Path of Life and those we serve with your donation!

Donations can only be accepted with prior made arrangements. Please do not drop off any donations at the shelter locations as they cannot be accepted onsite.  Please arrange a pick up or delivery of the following accepted items by contacting our Donations Coordinator, Lori LaCasse at llacasse@thepathofelife.com and (818) 554-3408.

Helping Newly Housed Families & Individuals

  • Home Starter Kits
    Newly housed individuals and families often don't have the basic essentials to live. Help make their new house feel like a home.
    Fill a box or laundry basket with household items for newly housed families. Kits could contain things like dish soap, hand towels, light bulbs, cooking utensils, toilet paper, paper towels, sponges, cleaning supplies, etc.
  • Housewares and household goods
    These items are always needed but not often donated.
    Need pots/pans, silverware, dishes, and cooking utensils for housed clients.
  • Refrigerators
    Clients cannot pass housing inspection without one, and thus they cannot move out of the shelter and into their new homes.
    Help a client exit homelessness by donating a refrigerator. We accept all sizes, including mini fridges.
  • Furniture and other household items
    We especially need Beds (mattress, box spring, frame) for our housed families.
    Additionally, gift cards for Target, Walmart, and Dollar Store, which allow our clients to purchase specific items that they need.

Holiday Wish List

Each year we put together a holiday wish list to give our shelter guests and housed clients a wonderful holiday season filled with compassion, happiness, and love. Help us to make this Christmas season one that our guests and clients will remember!

  • Purchase new, unwrapped toys
    To be gifted to the children at the Family Shelter and the children who have been placed into permanent housing.
    Approximately one week before Christmas, we will invite the parents to come to the Donations Warehouse to "shop" for toys for their children. Volunteers are needed to ensure the success of this event.
  • Purchase a Christmas tree and/or decorations for a family
    For families that have been placed into permanent housing.
    You have the option of delivering your donation directly to the family if you would like. Group leader must submit an on-line volunteer application prior to gift delivery.
  • Adopt-a-Child or Family
    We will provide you with the Christmas Wish List for the child and/or family, and you purchase gift(s) from the Wish List.
    Gifts will be distributed to parents at our "shopping" event and will be taken back to the shelter to be opened on Christmas Eve/Christmas morning. Donors will not distribute gifts personally to child. For Adopt-a-Family, you have the option of delivering your donation directly to the families if you would like. Group leader must submit an on-line volunteer application prior to gift delivery.
  • Donate gift cards
    Gift cards help our clients provide for their families at Christmastime.
    You many also purchase non-perishable food items for housed clients so that they may prepare a Christmas meal. You have the option of delivering your donation directly to the families if you would like. Group leader must submit an on-line volunteer application prior to gift delivery.
Make a difference in someone's life. Check out our Donation Guide for more ways to give.
Before donating, please contact our Donations Coordinator Lori LaCasse at (818) 554-3408 and llacasse@thepathoflife.com