You can help young people achieve their goals and feel more confident; thank you for caring about young people experiencing homelessness. See below to help!


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Current Drive: Holidays – Fulfill youth wishes!

For a young person spending this winter in a YouthCare program, YouthCare is “home for the holidays.” Help us fulfill wishes, provide meals, and generally make the season bright for young people who are experiencing homelessness this holiday season.

1. Provide needed items from the online Wishlist:

Provide needed items safely online through YouthCare’s WishList—gifts are shipped directly to YouthCare:

Shop & Ship Directly

Bonus! Purchasing through the wishlist? Sign up shop at Amazon Smile and 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to the charitable organization of your choice. Visit to get started! If you have questions, view their FAQ.

2. OR donate or organize a drive for the following highly needed items:

  • Gift cards (Visa, Target, Fred Meyer, QFC, Safeway)
  • Pre-paid phones and minute cards
  • Rainproof jackets & pants
  • Wool socks
  • New Underwear (adult sizes XS-XXXL)
  • Sweatshirts & Sweatpants (adult sizes XS-XXXL)
  • Adult-Size Warm Clothing (new or mostly-new)
  • Personal Care Items 
  • Housewares
  • Non-Perishable Snacks
  • Non-Perishable Pantry Items & Meals

How to Host a Drive

Drop Off Location:

We accept new and mostly-new donations at our Main Office, 2500 NE 54th Street; learn more about our used donation criteria here. For COVID safety, it is required to sign up for a drop off time:

Drop Off Donated Items

Provide a Meal

A warm, healthy meal keeps youth healthy and whole. Use your skills to provide delicious meals for young people in our care. See below for different ways you can ensure youth can count on nutritious meals:

Volunteer to Cook & Serve On-SiteSign up to Deliver a Meal

Donate Food

Shop Local

Want to support young people experiencing homelessness AND local business at the same time? View the list below or visit the Intentionalist to find local BIPOC owned businesses!

Other ways to give