COVID-19 Update as of August 2022:
Thank you for joining us in keeping our youth and staff safe by following these requests!
Drop Off Hours & Locations:
Every Tuesday & Wednesday
(225 SW 4th St)
Youth Service Center
(960 SW Queen Ave)
Questions? Contact Bruce Piercy or Ben Martens.
Bruce – 541-745-4534 & email@example.com
Ben – 541-321-0116 & firstname.lastname@example.org
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Our wishlists are now consolidated to AmazonSmile! Please make sure items are sent to Kendra Phillips-Neal at 1240 SE 7th Ave Albany, OR 97321. They will be distributed to the correct program from there!
COMMUNITY DRIVE IDEAS & NEEDS:
These needed items are organized by category so they can easily be turned into a community drives or fundraisers with your friends, neighbors, or coworkers.
Every year many groups and individuals spearhead projects that support youth in need. Thank you for joining this team!
TOP NEEDS TODAY:
Snacks, New Underwear, Tents, Sleeping Bags
Hygiene supplies: *MUST BE NEW, UNOPENED, & Alcohol-free* Deodorant, Toothbrushes & toothpaste, Sunscreen (travel size), Chapstick, Face & body wipes, Biodegradable soap, Dry Shampoo, Toilet paper, First-aid kits (travel size), Gel ice-packs, Razors, Hairbrushes, combs, and picks, Alcohol Swabs, Shampoo & conditioner (travel size), Latex Gloves, Liquid Hand Soap, Laundry soap (individual/travel), Pocket size tissues.
Gift Cards To: Local restaurants, Coffee Cards, Craft Stores, Grocery stores, Fred Meyer, Target IKEA Bed, Bath, and Beyond, Clothing & Shoe stores, Gas cards & Oil Change, Phone cards, Laundry vouchers.
Activities: Water fun (squirt guns, water balloons, Lake/River/Pool toys), Bike accessories (front and back lights, locks), Fidgets, Nintendo Switch Family Account/Remotes /Charging parts, Youth/family friendly games, Donations for Hulu, Netflix, and Disney+ subscriptions, Group Outings like…Blazer Games, Bowling, Mini-golf, Pool passes (Albany & Corvallis), OSU sporting games, Portland Zoo, Newport Aquarium, OMSI.
Clothing: New Undergarments (all sizes and genders), New leggings and sweatpants (all sizes and genders), Shoes & Socks, Stretch unisex knit gloves, and Unisex knit hats.
Arts & Crafts Supplies: Paint (Acrylic &Watercolor), Canvases of varying sizes, Water color paper, Brushes of varying sizes, Markers and pen sets, Sketchbooks and sketchpads, Journals, Art kits (friendship bracelets, slime, etc).
Household items: Dish soap & Hand Soap, Hand Sanitizer (alcohol free), Dishwasher detergent, Laundry Detergent (High Efficiency), Dryer sheets, Reusable napkins/Cloth napkins, Sandwich & freezer bags, Foil & plastic wrap, Can openers with Grips, To-go & food storage containers, Microbaun spray, Plastic Hangers, Extension cords (indoor/outdoor), Trash bags (13 gallon and tall), Swiffer Wet Jet pads all purpose and hardwood fluids, Cleaning supplies in large volumes: All purpose cleaner, Comet or Ajax, Windex, Sponges, Clorox wipes, Bleach, Toilet cleaner, Toilet paper, Paper Towel.
Outside supplies: Tents (1-2 Person), Sleeping bags and sleeping pads, Tarps, Backpacks (waterproof preferred), Duffle bags (waterproof preferred), Thermoses and water bottles (durable), Camping silverware sets, Can openers, Zip ties, carabiners, Waterproof Spray, Waterproof cinch bags, Camp chairs, Small Flashlights and batteries, First aid supplies or travel kits, Wilderness survival kits for a 2 person family (no weapons).
Snacks & Food: High-Protein granola bars, Fruit bars or dried fruit, Jerky, PB&J cups, Applesauce cups or pouches, Trail mix, Individual crackers/chips/popcorn, Individual juices/sports drinks, Canned food that opens without a can opener (pop tops), Just-add-water mixes (camping food/freeze dried), Microwaveable meals (non-perishable), Oatmeal packets, Cereals, Gluten free & vegan products, Juices / beverages (no caffeine), Freeze dried food, and Bottled water.
Facilities: Gardening Supplies: Spade Shovel, Hand weeders and trowels, Seeds & Starts (flowers, veggies, perennial, & annual), Hoses & Hose sprayer attachments, Tomato cages, Stalking supplies, Outdoor planting soil, and Gardening gloves.
This gives us the flexibility of purchasing exactly with the youth in our programs need, including the staff support that is vital to their success!