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 youthlink@youthlinkmn.org.

Due to new COVID-19 protocols, we’ve have updated the types of items we’re allowed to accept.

Donations for the Drop-In Center

ALL ITEMS MUST BE NEW

All clothing items must be new with tags still on them.

  • NEW 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 youthlink@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 youthlink@youthlinkmn.org for more information)

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 offer young people a safe and supportive environment full of resources to help them build their independence.

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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