Wish List

There are LOTS of ways to support LightHouse.  Offer an item from our wish list below, or offer to purchase something, or share your idea.

Email contact@lighthouseholyoke.org to discuss.  Thank you!

LightHouse just opened in Holyoke in 2015, and we still need lots of things.  Following is a list of high priority items, but please be in touch if you have other ideas for resources or services you could offer or connect us to.  Thank you!


General Needs

LightHouse needs a few more pieces of comfortable, durable furniture.  Looking for modern, commercial grade pieces in very good condition only.  LightHouse has a clean, modern aesthetic.  We feel strongly that everyone deserves to learn in a beautiful environment.

  • commercial reception chairs
  • shelving
  • lockers
  • storage containers
  • large flatscreen TV
  • interesting art, including sculpture
  • a wall fountain
  • other ideas or items to offer?  contact@lighthouseteens.org
  • Would you like to donate toward creating a beautiful space?   Decorate!

Maker Space

Our Maker Space is accepting all kinds of donations to make a creative utopia.

  • hand tools of all kinds
  • high quality glue guns
  • glue sticks
  • interesting paper of all kinds
  • a surger
  • sewing supplies and tools
  • a cordless drill
  • task lighting lamp
  • paint brushes and non-oil paint
  • wood burner
  • quality scissors
  • markers and other art supplies
  • inspiring how-to books
  • other ideas or items to offer?  contact@lighthouseteens.org
  • Would you like to donate toward equipment or instruction? Support Makers!

Music Program

We are accepting all kinds of donations to support our musicians and musicians-to-be.

  • Ableton Live
  • external harddrive
  • bluetooth speaker
  • amps
  • cords
  • other instruments
  • stereo speakers
  • hand percussion instruments
  • headphones
  • other ideas or items to offer?  contact@lighthouseteens.org
  • Would you like to donate toward instruction and staff support? Support Music!

Tech Program

At LightHouse we believe that people learn best by working on projects they find personally interesting.  We give teens the resources they need, instruction by request, and the time and space to experiment.  Can you imagine?

  • digital camera
  • ipad
  • Lego Mindstorms
  • Little Bits
  • 3D printer
  • arduinos
  • raspberry pie
  • Adobe Suite
  • other ideas or items to offer?  contact@lighthouseteens.org
  • Would you like to donate toward instruction and staff support? Support Tech!

Additional Academic Resources

LightHouse is also accepting books, materials, and other traditional educational supplies.  We could use your help!

LightHouse has a small in-house hard copy library.  We are happy to accept your most cherished titles that would be of interest to our teens. Contact us to discuss.

In addition, we could use:

  • a Kindle
  • donations of Kindle books through Amazon
  • measuring tools of all kinds- rulers…
  • beakers
  • graduated cylinders
  • timers
  • calculators
  • magnifying glasses
  • scales
  • over-ear headphones

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“The meaning of life is to find your gift.
The purpose of life is to give it away.”

—Pablo Picasso