Product Donations/Drop-off Sites

Most Needed Items

Gift Cards – Ideally in increments of $25 (please mark amount on gift card)

Retailers Wal-Mart & Target; cards allow the youth to purchase underwear, socks, personal items and other necessities.

Grocery Cards Smart & Final, Stater Bros, Ralph’s, Costco or 99 cent Store grocery cards in any denomination to purchase bulk food, to purchase other gift cards as needed and to give directly to students.


Large boxes of granola/breakfast bars, tuna/chicken salad kits, fruit cups, beef jerky, pretzel and nut bags, individual peanut butter/crackers, ramen noodle cups/bowls. View Grocery List OR visit our Amazon Student Pantry List for convenient donating!

School Supplies

Mechanical pencils, blue/black/red pens, college ruled composition notebooks, college ruled single & 3 subject notebooks, adult size backpacks, Google Chromebooks (inexpensive laptop) with a protective sleeve, etc.

Bus Passes

These can be purchased at Ralph’s, Vons, & Stater Bros (at Warner/Goldenwest). The Orange County Transporation Authority (OCTA) bus system is the only way most of our students can get around to jobs, housing and services. Most students need several months of bus passes.

Personal Items/Toiletries (Full size)

– Shampoo, toothpaste, bar/bottle soap, tampons/pads

Bikes/Bike Locks/Helmets

– Our youth do not have reliable means of transportation especially if bus routes aren’t available. When possible, we provide them with a bike to get to and from school, work, etc.

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