November 4, 2016

Thanks to a generous contract from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), CSL will be able to move a dozen or more families from local shelters and into permanent housing. Most families that we are helping have been chronically homeless, and have very few personal possessions. We expect to house all these families before Christmas, but we need your gently-used household items. Contact Anthony Tyler at if you can help!

  • Couches, Love Seats, Recliners

  • Kitchen Tables and Chairs

  • Dressers

  • Microwaves

  • Vacuums

  • Lamps

  • Bedding ( sheets and comforters)

  • Bath Towels and Wash Clothes

  • Trash Cans

  • Brooms

  • Cleaning Supplies

  • Area Rugs

  • TVs

  • Hygiene Supplies

  • Dishes ( plates, cups, bowls, pots, pans )

Organizations, churches, and businesses could put together “Move-In Kits!"

Cleaning Move-In Kit

  • Paper Towels

  • Comet

  • Lysol

  • Broom

  • Dust pan

  • All-purpose cleaner

  • Laundry Soap


November 4, 2016

Samuel, Bessie, and their three children - Joseph, Jeremiah, and Samantha - arrived in Kansas City from California on August 4, 2016, after spending the last couple of years couch-surfing with friends, staying at homeless shelters, and even living on the streets at times. Samuel has family members here in the Kansas City metropolitan area and hoped they could support his family until they could get on their feet financially. Unfortunately, the family members were unable to provide them the help they so desperately needed, and Samuel, Bessie, and their kids found themselves homeless once more. Ultimately, the family found shelter at Salvation Army Crossroads Family Shelter and enrolled the children in the Independence School District (ISD). After learning of their struggle to maintain stable housing, social workers with the ISD referred the family to CSL.

The living room of the Lane family's new home. All the furniture was donated by friends of CSL.


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