Young people experiencing homelessness want to focus on their futures, but it’s hard to move forward without basic necessities. You can help young people achieve their goals by making a gift, hosting a drive, or purchasing currently needed items.

CURRENT NEEDS

Back-to-School Drive

  • Back to School Postcard Web GraphicBackpacks & messenger bags
  • Alarm clocks & day planners
  • Scientific & graphing calculators
  • Art & school supplies
  • New underwear
  • Hygiene items (deodorant, razors, ethnic haircare)
  • Gift cards (Amazon, VISA, Fred Meyer, Safeway, Target)
  • Non-perishable food & snacks
  • Reusable water bottles

You can also purchase items from YouthCare’s wish list on Amazon.com. Donations can be delivered Monday-Friday 9am-5pm to 2500 NE 54th St., Seattle, WA 98105. For more information, contact us at (206) 204-1404 or donations@youthcare.org.


Other ways to give

DonateHost a drivePartnerVolunteerCrowdrise


Seasonal Drives

Year-Round Needs

January — December

  • Hygiene items (deodorant, razors, and hair care for natural/ethnic hair)
  • New underwear and socks
  • Prepaid phones and minutes
  • Jackets and hoodies
  • Dishes, utensils, pots, and pans
  • Non-perishable food and snacks
  • New and gently used pillows, bedding, and towels
  • Gift cards (Amazon, Visa, Fred Meyer, Safeway, Target)

Holidays

November — December

  •  Hygiene items (deodorant, razors, and hair care for natural/ethnic hair)
  • New underwear and socks
  • Shoes and clothing
  • Headphones and earbuds
  • MP3 players
  • Prepaid phones and minutes
  • Non-perishable food and snacks
  • Gift cards (Amazon, Visa, Fred Meyer, Safeway, Target)

Fall/Winter

October — March

  • New underwear and socks
  • Waterproof shoes / boots
  • Headphones and earbuds
  • MP3 players
  • Hygiene items (deodorant, razors, and hair care for natural/ethnic hair )
  • Prepaid phones and minutes
  • Coats and jackets
  • Non-perishable food and snacks
  • Sleeping bags
  • Gift cards (Amazon, Visa, Fred Meyer, Safeway, Target)

Spring

March — June

  • New underwear and socks
  • Headphones and earbuds
  • MP3 players
  • Hygiene items (deodorant, razors, and hair care for natural/ethnic hair)
  • Sunscreen and bug spray
  • Prepaid phones and minutes
  • Non-perishable food and snacks
  • New and gently used pillows, bedding, and towels
  • Gift cards (Amazon, Visa, Fred Meyer, Safeway, Target)

Back-to-School

August — September

  • Backpacks and messenger bags
  • Alarm clocks and day planners
  • Scientific and graphing calculators
  • Art and school supplies
  • Non-perishable food and snacks
  • New underwear and socks
  • Hygiene items (deodorant, razors, and hair care for natural/ethnic hair)
  • Gift cards (Amazon, Visa, Fred Meyer, Safeway, Target

Welcome Home

July — August

  • New underwear and socks
  • Small kitchen appliances
  • Dishes, utensils, pots, and pans
  • Headphones and earbuds
  • MP3 players
  • Hygiene items (deodorant, razors, and hair care for natural/ethnic hair)
  • Prepaid phones and minutes
  • Non-perishable food and snacks
  • New and gently used pillows, bedding, towels
  • Gift cards (Amazon, Visa, Fred Meyer, Safeway, Target)