We are grateful for donations of our most frequently-used items here at our shelter, including such staples as canned food and fresh consumables, new and unworn clothing, shoes, socks, and accessories, new personal hygiene products, and household supplies in the original packaging. See below for more ideas on how to help Casa Youth Shelter with an in-kind donation. For other ways to get involved with Casa Youth Shelter, click here.
Shop From Our Wish Lists
For a detailed listing of our shelter’s current needs, please refer to our shelter Wish List. We go through a lot of basic household items like toilet paper, paper towels, disinfectant wipes, and facial tissue.
Purchase items and ship directly to Casa Youth Shelter through our Amazon Wish List. Go to smile.amazon.com and choose Casa Youth Shelter as your preferred charity to support Casa Youth Shelter while you shop!
Cook a Homemade Meal (Or Order Takeout)
During the COVID pandemic, we have temporarily suspended accepting homemade meal donations.
Sign up to bring dinner to residents and staff at the shelter through TakeThemaMeal.com.
Purchase Items for Our “Caught Ya” Store
Residents are awarded “Caught Ya” dollars whenever staff “catches” them doing something helpful or kind or compassionate. The dollars then may be spent at our shelter’s Caught Ya Store for all kinds of great stuff. Help us keep the Caught Ya Store stocked! We always need: playing cards and card games, comic books, blank journals, hair accessories, and posters.
Lend a Hand
Do you have a skill or a trade you’d like to offer to the shelter pro bono? Contact Kathleen Cyr, Administrative Manager, at (562) 742-3953 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also love Eagle Scout projects; for more information please contact Christina Garcia at (562) 742-3952 or at email@example.com.
Organize a Drive or Event
Collect items like gift cards, toiletries, socks, and canned goods for our residents through your work, religious organization, or neighborhood. Host a benefit concert or mixer. Please contact our Director of Events Christina Garcia at (562) 742-3952 or at firstname.lastname@example.org to assist with this process.
Support Our Room Renovation Project
The most effective therapeutic environment for at-risk teens is one in which they feel most at home – an environment that is as noninstitutionalized as possible. Your support will directly impact the comfort and well-being of youth in dire need of a homelike environment. For more information, contact Executive Director Amy Lakin at (562) 742-3951 or via email at email@example.com.