You can help young people achieve their goals and feel more confident by making a gift, providing or meal, or purchasing currently needed items.

CURRENT NEEDS

Provide a Meal

Do you enjoy cooking? Use your skills to provide healthy, delicious meals for young people in our care. Cook at home and deliver (or order delivery) to one of our shelter or housing programs so youth can get the nourishment they need to reach their potential! To learn more or sign up, click here!

Current Drive: Back to School

No matter where youth are at in their journey to stability, the basics go a long way to help them achieve their goals! You can support youth by purchasing currently needed items from our online wishlist.

We are asking our community to support the first days back to school for young people experiencing homelessness by donating or organizing a drive for the following items:

  • Gift cards (Visa, Target, Fred Meyer, QFC, Safeway)
  • Pre-paid phones and minute cards
  • Backpacks
  • Art Supplies
  • School Supplies
  • Graphing & Scientific Calculators
  • Non-Perishable Snacks
  • Adult-Size Clothing
  • New Underwear
  • Personal Care Items 

We also need mattresses and furniture to support youth when they move into housing of their own! If you have an item in mind, please email donations@youthcare.org to coordinate a drop off time.

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 smile.amazon.com to get started! If you have questions you can view their FAQ.

Drop Off Location:

We are currently accepting both new and mostly new donations at our Main Office location! Learn more about our used donation criteria, and it is required to sign up for a drop off time on our Donation Drop Off Calendar.

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!

  • 35th North Skate Shop (Gift card, Shoes, clothing, skateboards)
  • Elliot Bay Books (Gift cards, or books and graphic novels in English or Spanish for 12-24 year old’s, BIPOC & LGBTQ+ authors preferred)
  • Estelita’s Library
  • TomBoyX (underwear and bras)
  • Two Big Blondes: Plus Size Consignment

Other ways to give

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