The Blind Community is Helping Those in Need: Give Food, Toys and Clothing Through 4th Annual LightHouse Holiday Drive

LightHouse Youth Services Coordinator Jamey Gump places a donation in the LightHouse Holiday Drive barrelJoin us between November 2 and December 2 as the LightHouse collects food, toys and professional clothing for those in need. This year the drive will be organized by the LightHouse Youth Leadership Team. We will be collecting food for the SF Food Bank and toys for the Blind Babies Foundation. In addition to those goods we will also be accepting lightly used professional clothing for The Closet, a student run store at the California School for the Blind. Below you will find more information about the donations we will accept and how to donate.

We will gladly accept these donations between November 2 and December 2. Please check in with our front desk staff to locate the proper donation barrel.

Food – Your donations of unopened canned or dry food will go to the SF Food Bank.

Toys – Unwrapped toys for low vision and blind children under the age of two will be given to Blind Babies Foundation in Oakland. For ideas on the most suitable toys, please contact Jamey Gump at

Professional Clothing – Your donations of lightly used professional clothing will be given to The Closet at CSB, a store run by students that provides professional clothing at an affordable rate to fellow low vision and blind students transitioning to a career or higher education. Please no holes, stains or dirty clothes.

If you have any questions regarding the LightHouse Holiday Drive, please contact Jamey Gump, Youth Services Coordinator, at (415) 694-7372 or