The holidays are tough for the homeless youth we serve, whether they're all of 24 years old or as young as 12. It's a time for family, maybe the time for family-but, instead of bringing simple joys, this season tears these kids apart. YouthCare strives to brighten their holiday by providing them with not only the basic supplies, but also with something they would really enjoy.
Each year, we work with various businesses and individuals to host drives and holiday giving campaigns for the youth we serve. We've gathered the needs and wishes from the youth and the housing programs, and we have found the need even greater than last year-from coats to backpacks to holiday wishes like new shoes and headphones. Find more information at youthcare.org/holidaygiving.
Needs and Wishes:
Gift cards (Target, Fred Meyer, Safeway, Payless, etc)
New underwear and new socks
New jeans or Carhartts
New shoes (Converse, Vans, boots, etc.)
Board games and puzzles
Journals and day planners
Our holiday drive deadline is Friday, December 16th. We also request that gifts remain unwrapped. Donations can be brought to YouthCare's main office at 2500 NE 54th St (north of University Village) Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.
Thank you for your support!
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Kids Teens People 55+ Group
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