Local Homeless Shelter Recieves Donation from Scintilla Charter Academy

| November 2, 2016


VALDOSTA – Students and Staff at Scintilla Charter Academy donated over 2,000 pair of socks for LAMP (Lowndes Associated Ministries to People, Inc.), the local homeless shelter.

Socks ranged from infants to adult sizes.

LAMP serves nine surrounding counties including Brooks, Berrien, Colquitt, Cook, Echols, Thomas, Tift, Lowndes and Lanier.

Recently, the shelter just kicked off their social media campaign, High Five, through its social media outlets. The High Five campaign is an opportunity for friends and families on social media to donate $5 and to get their friends on their pages to donate another $5 and spread the word. The goal is to raise monetary support through the year long program while bringing awareness to the homeless populations needs as well.

To donate to LAMP, supporters may contribute through social media, the organization’s website or by visiting the shelter at 714 Charlton Street in Valdosta.

In 1984, a small group of individuals, churches, and the synagogue in Lowndes County, Georgia, formed Lowndes Associated Ministries to People (LAMP) as a clearinghouse that would monitor and steward the distribution of local assistance dollars. Over the years, LAMP has become more than just a clearinghouse, it is now Lowndes County and the surrounding area’s local mission for the homeless. LAMP is funded through grant money as well as private donations from the community.

“LAMP is a caring community of faith providing for the basic needs of homeless and hurting members of our community. We believe that all persons are created in the image of God. We operate on the premise that all of God’s children have the same needs of food, clothing, shelter and love,” said LAMP Development Director, Sharah Denton.

Pictured: Scintilla Students and Staff with LAMP Development Director, Sharah Denton.

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