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

Gift Card Drive

Did you receive a gift card during the holidays that you don’t need?

Gift cards are needed to support youth who are navigating through tough times. Please consider donating your unused gift cards from the holidays to help homeless youth! You can also order from our Amazon wish list —cards are shipped directly to us!

Below, we list our most commonly requested cards:

  • young person shoppingGeneral stores like VISA, Amazon, Fred Meyer, Target, & Walmart
  • Grocery stores like Safeway, QFC, Albertsons, & Kroger
  • Entertainment & experiences like movie gift certificates, zoo tickets, art or museum tickets, & bowling gift cards
  • Restaurants like McDonald’s & Subway
  • Clothing & shoe stores like Forever 21, H&M, J.C. Penney, & Ross
  • Personal care stores like Walgreens, Sally Beauty, Ulta, & Bartell Drugs

Click to learn more about why gift cards matter!

Donations can be delivered Monday-Friday 9am-5pm to 2500 NE 54th St., Seattle, WA 98105. If you have any questions regarding gift cards, please email 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)