There are many ways to donate to those in need without giving cash and the Lake House is providing several ways to do that. Your support won’t cost you any additional money because these are items you have around the house.
You may have seen the Box Tops for Education on packages you purchase every day. Box Tops for Education was started in 1996 by General Mills to help support education and provide schools with a way to earn money. You can find box tops in hundreds of products including cereal, storage bags, frozen products, etc. For a complete list of products, click here. Each of the box tops is worth 10 cents to a school.
Mt. Zion is a local elementary school that participates in this program. You can clip the box tops and put them in the container near the front desk at the Lake House. Mt. Zion’s coordinator will send them in twice a year for cash to use for much-needed school supplies and art/music programs.
You can also help the Ronald McDonald House by bringing in Pop-Tabs from cans. These are the little tabs you use to open soda, soup, tuna or other aluminum cans. The money made by recycling these is used to offset the expenses of the Ronald McDonald House. Ronald McDonald Houses are places where families can stay or gather while a sick child is in the hospital. There is a paper Ronald McDonald House near the front desk where you can put them.
Finally, the clients served by Sea Islands Hunger Awareness Foundation (SIHAF) continue to benefit from the brown paper grocery bags with handles that Seabrook residents have been dropping off at the Lake House for several months now. The bags are packed with vegetables, fruit, meat, and bread and distributed at the monthly Blessing Basket Program to needy residents of Johns and Wadmalaw Islands. The Hebron Zion Emergency Food Pantry and the Fields to Families program have also utilized these bags to more efficiently deliver groceries and fresh produce to the local communities they serve. These bags are being collected in a large box next to the front desk.
(Photo credits: Box Tops for Education and Amazon.com)