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!

If you have questions about donations, please contact KaMia Watson at Watson@youthlinkmn.org.

The list of items we are able to accept at this time:

Donations for the Drop-In Center

  • Gently used or new season-appropriate clothing (all sizes both men and women)
  • Winter gear: coats, scarves, hats, and gloves
  • Socks (NEW ONLY)
  • Bras (NEW ONLY, all sizes) 
  • Men’s and Women’s underwear (NEW ONLY, all sizes) 
  • Travel size hygiene care products: body wash, culturally appropriate shampoo & conditioner, lotion, toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, razors, shaving cream
  • Menstrual products
  • Combs and bristle brushes (NEW ONLY)
  • Gift cards $10.00 value (i.e. Cub Foods, Aldi, Speedway, Holiday, Target, Walmart, Subway, etc.)
  • Baby diapers, pull ups, and wipes
  • Children’s clothing for ages 5-15

Donations for Site-Based and Housing Sites

  • Welcome baskets for housing: for the list of items please contact KaMia Watson at watson@youthlinkmn.org
  • Laundry detergent
  • Dish drainers
  • Bath and hand towels
  • Baking sheets

Items We Do Not Accept

Items we are not able to accept at all:

  • Broken, torn, or stained items of any kind
  • Used bras, underwear, or socks
  • Electronics of any kind
  • Used toys and stuffed animals
  • Books
  • Furniture (except by approval: please contact KaMia for more information at watson@youthlinkmn.org)

Shopping Online?

Amazon Wish List: Look here for items that are in high demand for the youth we serve. These can be shipped directly to YouthLink. And when you shop through AmazonSmile they give a portion of your purchase to YouthLink.

Target Gift List: Gift cards are an easy way to provide immediate support for the youth we serve. Each individual has different needs, YouthLink may be out of stock for certain items so we’re able to provide items using gift cards.

BIG LOViE: Thank you to our partners at BIG LOViE when you buy a blanket they will donate a blanket to YouthLink. Make sure to select YouthLink as the “Giving Partner” at checkout.

At YouthLink, we have over 30 partner agencies providing services to young people through the Youth Opportunity Center.

Meet Leanna

“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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