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

Holiday Drive

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  • Gift cards (Ross, Target, Fred Meyer, Safeway, etc.)
  • Prepaid cell phones & minutes
  • MP3 players & headphones
  • New art supplies & journals
  • Sports equipment & jerseys
  • New & unopened makeup & nail polish
  • Haircare products for textured & natural hair
  • Shoes & sneakers
  • Leggings & athletic wear
  • Bedding & pillows
  • Laundry baskets
  • Movie passes

For more information about holiday giving at YouthCare, please visit our Holiday Giving Page!

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

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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)