Donate Items - Youthlink

Donate Items Donating new, or gently used, items is another way to support homeless youth in our community.

We are grateful for all your support, donations and gifts that we have been receiving each year. Thank you for being kind, generous and amazing!

At the moment, our store rooms are full of coats, hats, and gloves, but, as we remain open as the warming station due to cold weather, financial donations would help us pay to heat our building and to keep the lights on and staff overnight. To donate, please visit:

If you have questions about donations, please contact Jelena Song at or 612-252-1280.

Current Donation Wish List:

  • With the ongoing construction on our site at this time we are able to accept only a limited number of donations of gently used or new winter clothing. If you would like to schedule a drop-off time or plan a donation drive please contact Jelena Song at or call 612-252-1280
  • New bras and underwear (all sizes, men’s only boxer briefs, women’s any style)
    • Please note that we are not able to take gently used underwear and socks.
  • New backpacks
  • Gift cards, $10.00 value (Aldi gift cards for groceries would be especially helpful)

Please also check our Amazon Wish List for easy-to-order and easy-to-deliver items here, and our Target Gift List for easy-to-deliver gift cards here.

The list of items we are not able to take at this time:

  • Hygiene care products, travel size (tooth paste, shampoo, conditioner soap/body wash)
  • Hygiene care products, full size of any kind (full size is too heavy to carry in a backpack and takes up a lot of space)
  • New or used socks
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Furniture (except by approval: please contact Jelena for more information at
  • Electronics of any kind
  • Broken, torn or stained items of any kind
  • Used toys and stuffed animals
  • Children’s clothing for ages 5-15
  • Baby diapers




In 2013, youth who received GED tutoring services at YouthLink had a pass rate of 74% - higher than the national average.

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“I think I’ve used just about everything here—the clothing closet, hygiene supplies, GED tutoring and vouchers, the health clinic, the Internet. It’s all in one place, and the people here know me. They really care about me.”

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