Help Homeless Youth this Holiday Season!

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!

Host a Drive!

Drives provide much-needed items for homeless youth, while also sending a powerful message that their community is thinking about them during the holiday season. 

Drives can be organized in a variety of ways. Organize friends, family, coworkers, or another community group to collect needed items from the list below; or choose to fulfill specific wishes for a set number of youth (for example, wish lists from 25 youth); you can even host a giving tree (YouthCare can supply gift tags). 

Sign up to host a drive for YouthCare! Once you've signed up, check out the resources on this page to support your drive, and download YouthCare's Holiday Drive Flier to spread the word! 

**Unfortunately, we cannot provide donation bins at this time. Many groups make their own by wrapping large boxes with holiday paper!**

Dropping off Holiday wishes is easy! Donations can be dropped off unwrapped to YouthCare’s main office (2500 NE 54th St., Seattle, 98105), Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. We ask that all holiday wishes be dropped off by 5pm on Friday, December 16th. Our Main Office will be closed on December 24, 25, and 26.

Frequently requested holiday wishes: 

  • Gift cards (Ross, Target, Fred Meyer, Safeway, etc.)
  • New underwear and new socks, all sizes needed
  • African-American hair care products
  • Shoes, all sizes needed
  • Jeans and work pants, all sizes needed
  • Headphones/ear buds
  • MP3 players
  • Hooded sweatshirts, all sizes needed
  • Dish sets and pots/pans
  • Sheet sets in all sizes and towels
  • New and unopened makeup and nail polish
  • Sports equipment and athletic jerseys
  • Movie passes
  • Leggings in all colors and sizes
  • International calling cards

Fulfill a Wish!

The options below are easy ways for you to give a little joy to a homeless youth this season.

Dropping off Holiday wishes is easy! Donations can be dropped off unwrapped to YouthCare’s main office (2500 NE 54th St., Seattle, 98105), Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm. We ask that all holiday wishes be dropped off by 5pm on Friday, December 16th. Our Main Office will be closed on December 24, 25, and 26.

Volunteer!

YouthCare's volunteer opportunities for December 2016 are now full. Get a head start on your New Year's resolution and sign up to serve a meal in JanuaryFebruary, or beyond. 

Save the Date!

YouthCare’s 32nd Annual Luncheon is on March 14, 2017! It's not too early to get involved.

Need more information?

Call us at (206) 694-4500 or email info@youthcare.org.