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Current Drive: Holiday Giving

Every day, homeless youth must focus on food, shelter, and safety. Yet during the holidays, their wishes are no different than what so many of us look forward to: a chance to gather with friends and loved ones, share a meal, and enjoy the season. With your help, homeless youth can take first steps to move from the challenges of homelessness to the hopefulness of stability. It can start with something as simple as a holiday gift – selected just for them. Bring joy to our community’s homeless youth this season. Learn more below!

Pick up a few needed items next time you are shopping, or order from our Amazon.com Wish List—items will be shipped directly to us! Learn more about holiday giving opportunities on our Holiday Giving page.

Frequently requested holiday wishes: 

  • Gift cards (Ross, Target, Fred Meyer, Safeway, etc.)
  • Prepaid cell phones and minutes
  • Headphones and earbuds
  • MP3 players
  • New art supplies and journals
  • Ethnic hair care products
  • Leggings in all colors and sizes
  • New underwear and new socks, all sizes needed
  • Shoes, all sizes needed
  • Jeans and work pants, all sizes needed
  • Hooded sweatshirts, all sizes needed
  • Dish sets and pots & pans
  • Twin & Queen sheet sets and towels
  • New and unopened makeup and nail polish
  • Sports equipment and athletic jerseys
  • Movie passes
  • Leggings in all colors and sizes

Dropping off Holiday wishes is easy! Unwrapped donations can be dropped off at YouthCare’s main office (2500 NE 54th St., Seattle, 98105), Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. 

Special holiday hours will start Monday, December 11, and drop-off hours will be from 8am-7pm. Additionally, we'll be open on Saturday, December 9, 16, and 23 from 10am-2pm.

We ask that all holiday wishes be dropped off by 2pm on Saturday, December 16. Our main office will be closed on December 24 and 25.

In-kind donation receipts will be issued to you for your tax purposes.

You can also make a donation online at www.youthcare.org or purchase donations from YouthCare’s Wish List on Amazon.com.

For more information, please contact us at donations@youthcare.org or (206) 204-1404.