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 or purchasing currently needed items.

CURRENT NEEDS

Back-to-School Drive

As classrooms continue to be virtual it is more important than ever to provide youth with tools to stay connected to their education. Our staff are finding creative ways to engage youth amidst unique barriers brought on by COVID-19. But they need your help. Join us in supporting young people’s educational goals so they can gain stability, realize their potential, and achieve their dreams.

Can you help us collect school supplies by ordering from our online wishlist? Items are shipped directly to us and are safely distributed to our programs and youth!

School Supply Wishlist

You can also ship supplies directly to our main office from retailers of your choosing! Please ship items to YouthCare, Attn: Back-to-School Drive, 2500 NE 54th St., Seattle, WA 98105. We encourage supporting local and POC-owned businesses whenever possible.

We are deeply grateful for all front-line staff, including Amazon warehouse workers who are showing up every day to ensure life-saving supplies reach those in need. We stand in solidarity with them and their right to protection and safety as employees.

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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)