Help Youth Spring Forward

Spring is in the air! And while the seasons may be changing, the needs of homeless youth are not. 

We rely on generous community supporters to help us address the many challenges of the pandemic and provide critically needed items including clothing, hygiene basics, household goods, gift cards, and more to youth in our programs. From adding dishware and towels to your Amazon cart, to purchasing extra toiletries during your weekly grocery trip, to sharing gently-used clothing from your closet, the items you donate make a real and tangible impact.

These donations change lives. Having access to phones and minutes can be the difference in a young person gaining employment or not. A grocery store gift card can ensure youth have healthy foods and fresh produce for the month. We are so grateful to our donors that support the holistic needs of our young people.” – Sarina Shimes, Program Manager

To ensure that young people experiencing homelessness have what they need to reach stability and success, we invite you to support our Spring Forward Drive!

What We Need Most:

We strive to create housing and shelter spaces that are welcoming and affirming to all youth! Having access to hygiene items and new clothing helps build confidence and prepare young people to reach their goals. We could not provide this support without our community. Here is what we need most:

Hygiene Items

  • Natural Hair Care Items
  • Body Wash, Face Wash, Lotion
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste

Adult-Size Clothing

  • Jeans, Pants, Sweats, Shorts
  • Hoodies, Sweatshirts, Raincoats
  • New Underwear
  • Belts

Gift Cards

  • Safeway
  • Target
  • QFC
  • Fred Meyer
  • Visa

Home Goods

  • New Twin & Full size Bedding
  • Cleaning Supplies (dish soap, sponges, brooms, etc.)
  • Dishware & Silverware

Shop for Youth:

You can support youth by shopping on-line and selecting items from our Amazon wishlist or by purchasing much-needed gift cards.

If you choose to purchase items through Amazon, you can stretch your dollar further by choosing YouthCare as your Amazon Smile charity! When you shop at Amazon Smile 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to the charitable organization of your choice. Visit to get started! If you have questions you can view their FAQ.

Spring Cleaning? Donate Your Items!

We are currently accepting both new and used donations at our Main Office location! You can learn more about our used donation criteria and sign up for a drop off time on our Donation Drop Off Calendar.

If you need assistance, please reach Holly Williams at

THANK YOU for supporting youth!