Help Homeless Youth this Holiday Season!

Every day, homeless youth must focus on food, shelter, and safety. Yet during the holidays, their wishes are no different than what so many of us look forward to: a chance to gather with friends and loved ones, share a meal, and enjoy the season. With your help, homeless youth can take first steps to move from the challenges of homelessness to the hopefulness of stability. It can start with something as simple as a holiday gift – selected just for them. Bring joy to our community’s homeless youth this season. Learn more below!

Fulfill a Wish!

Make a quick and easy donation through YouthCare’s Holiday Wish List on Amazon.com, and items will be shipped directly to YouthCare.

The options below are more easy ways for you to give a little joy to a homeless youth this season.

Frequently requested holiday wishes: 

  • Gift cards (Ross, Target, Fred Meyer, Safeway, etc.)
  • Prepaid cell phones and minutes
  • Headphones and earbuds
  • MP3 players
  • New art supplies and journals
  • Hair care products for textured/natural hair
  • New underwear and new socks, all sizes needed
  • Shoes, all sizes needed
  • Jeans and work pants, all sizes needed
  • Hooded sweatshirts, all sizes needed
  • Dish sets and pots & pans
  • Twin & Queen sheet sets and towels
  • New and unopened makeup and nail polish
  • Sports equipment and athletic jerseys
  • Movie passes
  • Leggings in all colors and sizes

Unwrapped donations can be dropped off at YouthCare’s main office (2500 NE 54th St., Seattle, 98105), Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm! Please click here for updated driving instructions!

Special holiday hours will start Monday, December 10, and drop-off hours will be from 8am-7pm. Additionally, we'll be open on Saturday, December 8, 15, and 22 from 10am-2pm. 

We ask that all holiday wishes be dropped off by 2pm on Saturday, December 22. Our main office will be closed on December 25. 

Host a Drive!

Drives provide much-needed items for homeless youth, while also sending a powerful message that their community is thinking about them during the holiday season. 

Drives can be organized in a variety of ways. Organize friends, family, coworkers, or another community group to collect needed items from the list below; or choose to fulfill specific wishes for a set number of youth (for example, wish lists from 25 youth); you can even host a giving tree (YouthCare can supply gift tags). 

Sign up to host a drive for YouthCare! Once you've signed up, check out the resources on this page to support your drive. We also have a fun Holiday Drive Tips & Tricks to help you spread the word! 

**Unfortunately, we cannot provide donation bins at this time. Many groups make their own by wrapping large boxes with holiday paper!**

Dropping off Holiday wishes is easy! Unwrapped donations can be dropped off at YouthCare’s main office (2500 NE 54th St., Seattle, 98105), Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. 

Special holiday hours will start Monday, December 10, and drop-off hours will be from 8am-7pm. Additionally, we'll be open on Saturday, December 8, 15, and 22 from 10am-2pm.

We ask that all holiday wishes be dropped off by 6:30pm on Friday, December 14 in order to get gifts to youth in time. The absolute latest time to deliver items is 2pm on Saturday, December 22. Our main office will be closed on December 25.

Volunteer!

YouthCare's volunteer opportunities for November and December 2018 are now full. Get a head start on your New Year's resolutions and sign up to serve a meal in JanuaryFebruary, or beyond. 

You can also register now to attend our next Volunteer Information Session

Fundraise for YouthCare!

House parties and events are essential to YouthCare as they engage supporters like you in our mission to end youth homelessness. They also give people the chance to put their values into action and get more involved with YouthCare.

Your benefit for YouthCare will spark a dialogue about youth homelessness in our community and give you the chance to involve your friends and family in an organization that is important to you. The YouthCare Community Fundraiser toolkit walks you through everything you need to know and do to organize a successful gathering that will get your friends talking, supporting, and getting more involved.

Save the Date!

YouthCare’s 34th Annual Luncheon is on March 22, 2019! It's not too early to get involved.

Need more information?

Call us at (206) 204-1404 or email donations@youthcare.org.