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support us

Partner with us to support youth and young adults.


Check out our Amazon Gift Registry, email digital cards to,
or drop off items at the Kirkland Youth Services Center located at 13116 NE 132nd,
Kirkland, WA (Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm).

Donate Items

On October 28, 2023, the eastside community celebrated Friends of Youth's new youth services center, the only emergency shelter for young adults, ages 18 - 24, in east King County. Watch our video recapping the Willows Youth Services Center ribbon cutting ceremony.

donate items

in-kind donations!

Donations' drop-off are accepted at the Kirkland Office on Mondays and Wednesdays
between 9:00am-5:00pm or by appointment. See address and/or contact here.


Questions about donation items? Email


Unfortunately, we cannot accept the following: used appliances; used mattresses or pillows; used personal hygiene items; used car seats; used electrical equipment in poor or suspect repair; candles, lighters and other flammable materials; used paint; any items subject to prior consumer product recall; hazardous chemicals; firearms or other weapons; used vehicles.

  • Teenager / young adult working bikes

  • Outdoor picnic table umbrellas

  • Volleyball net, outdoor sports equipment

  • Gardening supplies

  • Grills (including propane and utensils)

  • Musical instruments (guitars, amps, bass, keyboards and other supplies)

  • Age-appropriate, culture-current DVDs and Video Games

  • Art Supplies

  • Gift Cards for food, clothing, and household supplies (Including for our group homes: furniture, décor, art / frames - and in particular, matching and quality living room furniture / couches)

  • Hygiene Items (New and full-sized hair care products, body wash, deodorant, razors, shaving cream)

  • Cleaning Supplies (laundry detergent, kitchen / bathroom cleaners, Swiffers, etc.)

  • Diapers (all sizes)

  • New clothing and shoes (larger sizes needed, and in particular: underwear, shorts, athletic wear, business attire and rain jackets)

  • Household move-in items (For example: bedroom and bathroom linens, cookware and dining sets, cleaning and laundry supplies, hangers, and rugs)

  • Duffel bags, adult-sized backpacks and other types of luggage for youth moving out of our shelters and transitional living residences

  • Non-perishable snacks and meals for youth accessing drop-in services (For example: cup of noodles, boxed pasta, canned meat, peanut butter, cheese crackers, fruit snacks, jerky, granola bars) 

  • Donated Time

    • Tutoring (High school level especially)

    • Life skills instruction (For example: cooking, doing taxes, budget creation / personal finance / opening a bank account, changing a tire or changing oil, and more!)

    • Music lessons

    • Bike repairs

    • Gardening, Landscaping

    • Interior Decorating


contact our volunteer team

Please send our team a note with what days of the week and/or times you have available to potentially volunteer.

If you have more open availability, feel free to share that.

We'll be in touch with you. Thank you for your interest!

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Donate Financially

donate financially

make a gift today!


Please make your check out to Friends of Youth, and send to:

13116 NE 132nd Street

Kirkland, WA 98034-2306



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