Home life is at the heart of a L’Arche Community. The different members of a community are called to be one body. They live, work, pray and celebrate together, sharing their joys and their suffering and forgiving each other, as in a family. -L’Arche Charter
A gift from our wish list sends the message that you care about the unique needs of each person in L’Arche. We strive to provide each home with the necessary tools to develop a healthy home life through nutritious meals, clean and comfortable rooms, and social activities that strengthen ties in the community.
Note: In order to protect our homes from bed bugs, we are no longer able to accept donations of used furniture or area rugs. We can still accept gently used items that can be cleaned or put on high heat in the dryer.
- Gift certificates for restaurants, movies, grocery stores, or gas stations
Euclid house wishes:
- Baking sheets*
- Pyrex baking dish
- Sheets for twin beds
- DVD/VCR player (for core person’s bedroom)*
- Folding shopping cart
- Certificates (Groupon or Living Social) for two-night getaways, musicals, sporting events, and movie/dinner packages
6th St. house wishes:
- Gift cards to Target, Michael’s, Amazon, Home Depot, AMC/Regal Theaters, or Local Restaurants
- Regular sized vacuum
- Bath Towels, Hand Towels, Wash Clothes
- Non-Slip Bath Mats
- Tupperware Set
- Kitchen/ Drinking Glasses
Ontario house wishes:
- We could always use art supplies, especially paints and tablets and markers
- Gift cards to Target, movie theaters, and Harris Teeter
Twin sheet sets (x4)
Matching non-armed dining chairs with the armed dining chairs (x6)
- Dining chairs with arms brown in color (x4)
Highland house wishes:
- Large, rectangle Pyrex baking dish
- Heavy-duty blender
- 2-3 Night Get-a-Ways or Vacation Homes/Time Shares that are preferably accessible by wheelchair. This form of donation, including money or Groupons intended toward this gift, enable us to relax, grow as a family, and continue encountering our broader community.
- Pool Passes or funding for one so core people can remain active, especially during winter months
- 1 Refrigerator for our basement. MAXIMUM MEASUREMENTS: H:60-61in, W:24in, D:30-31in
- Outside Furniture/Equipment:
- 2 Polywood Add200GY Classic Adirondack Dining Chair — **These versions are accessible
- 2 Classic Adirondack chairs, preferably Polywood–type material (no splinters)
- 1 Outdoor coffee table, preferably Plywood
- 1 Outdoor fire pit with a cover
- Tickets or Funding for Nationals Games or other local community events such as various sporting events, museums, Disney on Ice, Certain Plays/Musicals, etc.
- Gift Cards to Local Restaurants (some of our favorites: Stray Cat, Lost Dog, Baskin Robins, Dairy Godmother, Silver Diner, North Side Social, Bangkok 54)
- Gift Cards to Costco, Target, Giant, Michaels craft store, Home Depot, AMC and Regal theater
To coordinate drop-off or for shipping addresses, please contact (202) 232-4539 or [email protected].