Host a Drive


To prevent the spread of COVID-19, YouthCare is currently not doing drives or accepting new or used in-person donations. We are deeply grateful for your support—we ask that you please consider making a gift or purchasing currently needed items during this time.

The young people we serve are in constant need of hygiene supplies, clothing, and food. Our seasonal drives are crucial to helping us meet those immediate needs. But hosting a drive doesn’t just provide much-needed items: it’s one of the best ways to raise awareness in our community about the challenges facing homeless youth. Your business, organization, school, church, or community group can make a big difference by hosting a drive and spreading the word. Learn more about how you can host a drive to collect much-needed items for homeless youth! 

Windermere Winter Drive


Meal Drop-Off

Whether it was a particularly long work week or a challenging class at school, nothing lifts people up like a nutritious, home-cooked meal. When you cook and drop off a prepared meal at one of our program sites, you give youth a needed boost to tackle their next steps. Share a family recipe or a seasonal treat. Meal sizes range for eight to twenty, depending on your capacity.

Holiday meal

T-Shirt Bag Project

Turn your t-shirts into reusable tote bags filled with essential supplies for youth! This fun project is creative way to meet both seasonal and year-round needs for youth. We provide a step-by-step guide on how to make these handy bags. You can volunteer on your own time and make these bags anywhere—all you need are t-shirts and a pair of scissors! Fill your bags with your favorite new, non-perishable snacks, hygiene items, or school supplies.

Volunteer group making t-shirt bags