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Your contributions can provide community care with a big impact. Thank you for contributing to the lives and holistic growth and development of the wonderful young people we support.

Friends of Youth welcomes the contributions of volunteers. To learn more about our current volunteer opportunities, please email volunteer@friendsofyouth.org.

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first day of school supply drive!

School is just around the corner! Help us send our young people off to school ready for success. We are holding our annual drive for school supplies and hygiene items to support our young people this academic school year. Your support will directly and positively impact young people’s abilities to prepare for school without worry.  

Suggest Donations

  • backpacks for teenagers 

  • scientific and graphing calculators 

  • mechanical pencils  

  • Notebooks/binders 

  • full-sized shampoo, conditioners, and body wash  

To get involved, check out our Amazon Gift Registry and our Target Community Registry! Looking for ways to support? Check out the list below or email our Director of Major Gifts and Volunteer and In-Kind, Eileen Schuetz, at eileen@friendsofyouth.org.  

  1. Host a Donation Drive with your community by collecting items together  

  2. Use our Amazon or Target Wish Lists to have donated items sent right to our offices 

  3. Drop off new supplies in our drop-off box at the Kirkland Youth Services Center located at 13116 NE 132nd, Kirkland, WA 

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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 inkind@friendsofyouth.org

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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

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Volunteer

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!

Mail

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

13116 NE 132nd Street

Kirkland, WA 98034-2306

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