YouthCare survival needs drive

Seattle’s rainy season is here. Help youth find warmth and safety!

It’s getting colder outside and the Seattle rain is back. We hope you and your loved ones are well as we kick off another rainy season—and YouthCare’s survival drive to collect needed supplies for youth.

Right now, young people experiencing homelessness are up against a pandemic and increasingly colder, harsher weather. A pair of rain boots or a warm coat make all the difference to help youth stay safe so they can work on their goals for the future. 

We need your help to keep young people warm and safe. Check out easy ways you can support below!

1.) Safely and Easily Donate Needed Items Through Our Online Wishlist!

It’s easy to donate needed supplies for young people! You can donate essential cold-weather supplies—waterproof boots, warm coats, sleeping bags—through our online wish list in just a few clicks. Items are shipped to us directly and are safely distributed to YouthCare’s programs and youth.

You can also donate cold-weather supplies from retailers of your choosing! You can ship items to YouthCare, Attn: Survival Drive, 2500 NE 54th St., Seattle, WA 98105, or you can schedule a donation drop-off hereTo keep you, young people, and our staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, please only drop items off at our main office during your scheduled drop-off window. Thank you!

2.) Host a Drive to Collect Items!

Have you been hanging on to items to donate? We are looking for gently used clothing to help us prepare for the cold fall and winter months. Rally your neighborhood and community, sort your items by type and size, and schedule a donation drop-off time!

We are looking for gently-used or like-new clothing in adult sizes. Here is what we need most:

  • Boots and shoes
  • Warm coats and jackets
  • Pants and jeans
  • Sweatshirts, hoodies, and other warm layers
  • Gloves, hats, and warm socks
  • Hygiene items (shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, body wash, etc.)

3.) Deliver a Warm Meal

There is no better way to recover from a cold day than with a warm meal! Our programs are doing their best to keep up with food demands as we continue to stay home and social distance, but by delivering a meal to a shelter or housing program you can make a huge impact! Sign up now!

4.) Fundraise for YouthCare: Host a virtual Survival Drive campaign!

Exciting news! Fundraising on behalf of YouthCare is now easier than ever. You can help young people stay warm and safe by hosting a virtual fundraiser to support our drive for urgently needed supplies. Peer-to-peer fundraising is a fun and easy way for individuals, corporations, and groups to support YouthCare programs and make an impact. Mobilize your networks and friends with your own fundraising page—you can even connect your Facebook to reach more people! Get started now and directly impact the lives of homeless youth during the cold months.

5.) Make a gift now

Make a gift now to support young people who need it most during these cold and rainy months.  Every dollar amplifies our ability to meaningfully impact the lives of young people. You are a critical partner in our mission to support and empower young people.

Our work would not be possible without contributions from our community. Thank you so much for your support!