Current Needs

Seasonal drives are crucial to helping us meet immediate needs. You can make an individual donation or host a community drive to collect essential items for the young people in our programs. One great way to give is via our Wish Listitems will be shipped directly to us! If you'd like to plan further ahead, check out our upcoming drives calendar.

Your donation of school supplies helps homeless youth in our care feel prepared and excited for their first day. Opening a new backpack or using a gift card to purchase special clothing means new possibilities and room to dream—something all youth deserve.

Pick up a few needed items next time you are shopping, or order from our Wish List—items will be shipped directly to us! 

Currently needed items: 

  • New underwear & socks
  • Backpacks & messenger bags
  • Day planners
  • Alarm clocks
  • Nonperishable food
  • Scientific & graphing calculators
  • Art supplies
  • Gift cards (Amazon, Visa, Fred Meyer, Target)

Donations can be delivered Monday-Friday 9am-5pm to 2500 NE 54th St., Seattle, WA 98105. 

In-kind donation receipts will be issued to you for your tax purposes.

You can also make a donation online at or purchase donations from YouthCare’s Wish List on

For more information, please contact us at or (206) 204-1412.