Did you notice that we’ve added a new Donated Items page on our website? Beacon has been incredibly blessed over the years to have received a great deal of donated items that has helped us keep our costs down. We always seek to be good stewards of the resources God has given us and we owe a big debt of gratitude to the dozens if not hundreds of people who have given in this way.
We often get emails asking about whether a specific item would be useful at camp. Sometimes, those items just arrive at camp anonymously. While we appreciate those donations, it’s always helpful if you contact the camp office ahead of time so that we can let you know if the items would be useful at Beacon. Believe it or not, we have limited space to store items!
As we start to incorporate some of these donated item requests into our work, we thought we would introduce you to a few of the new things we have planned (or are looking to the future about). This week, we’re letting you know about our future plan for a LEGO maker space, where young guys and girls can create during the week at camp (a great indoor activity for rainy days). To do that, we’re hoping to collect any unused or unwanted LEGO. You can read more about what we’re looking for below (which is copied from the Donated Items page, which you can find here).
One of our current dreams for our renovated Lighthouse is to create a “Maker Space”. This area would become a new activity session during camp, and would allow budding architects and engineers to stretch their wings at camp! To start this new creation space, we’re hoping to find as much LEGO as possible to fill it! If you have any old, good quality LEGO bricks that are currently taking up space in a closet or under a bed, we’d love to talk to you about re-using those pieces at camp.
(What is good quality LEGO, you ask? We’re looking for bricks that are not broken with sharp edges or that have been stuck to a piece of Play-Doh for the past 15 years. It would be helpful if you could take a look through your donation before you bring it to camp.)