Casa Youth Shelter Wish List

Please see the following list of items we use most often to support our daily shelter operations. Our greatest needs include such staples as canned food and fresh consumables, new, unworn clothing, shoes, socks, and accessories, new personal hygiene products, and household supplies in original packaging. All donations are gratefully accepted.  

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.  

Purchase Items to Ship Directly to Our Shelter

Purchase items and ship directly to Casa Youth Shelter through our Amazon Wish List. Go to and choose Casa Youth Shelter as your preferred charity to support Casa Youth Shelter while you shop!  

Make a Cash Donation

If you’d prefer to make a financial contribution, click here.    

Household Supplies and Products

  • 13 gallon garbage bags
  • Dishwasher detergent
  • Hand soap (individual pumps)
  • High Efficiency (HE) laundry detergent
  • Ziploc bags (gallon and quart)
  • Bathroom tissue
  • Cups (paper and plastic)
  • Napkins (large and small)
  • Paper plates
  • Paper towels

Food Items and Canned Goods 

  • Large packages of JELL-O, all flavors
  • Orange and apple juices
  • Gravy (canned or jarred)
  • Large cans of hearty soups and chowders
  • Canned tomatoes, whole, diced, stewed, or paste
  • Canned corn, peas, or green beans
  • Ragu or Prego sauce
  • Cup-of-Soup or ramen (chicken, vegetable, beef)
  • Canned tuna, salmon, chicken, turkey breast
  • Large cans of chicken or beef broth
  • Large cans of hominy
  • Olive oil
  • Dry rice, pasta, or beans
  • Chili con carne and chili with beans
  • Frozen vegetables (corn, peas, green beans)
  • Deli meats (turkey, ham, roast beef)
  • Milk
  • Cheese (shredded and sliced)


Office Supplies 

  • Batteries (all sizes; especially AAA, AA, and D)
  • Brown mailing envelopes (large and half-size)
  • Laser copy paper (white and assorted colors)
  • Manila folders (tri-cut)
  • Post-It Notes (small and medium)
  • Scotch tape refills
  • Clear packing tape

Gift cards 

  • Clothing/general merchandise (Kohl’s, Target, etc.)
  • Food (In-N-Out, McDonald’s, Subway, etc.)
  • Bed and bath (Bed, Bath & Beyond, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, etc.)
  • Outings (movies, bowling, etc.)


  • Bath mats
  • Bedspreads (twin)
  • Cotton blankets (twin)
  • Mattress pads (twin)
  • Pillow covers
  • Sheets (twin)
  • Towels (bath, hand, and washcloths)
  • Waterproof mattress protectors (twin)

Arts and Crafts Supplies 

  • Paint (watercolor and pastels)
  • Paint brushes
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Sculpting/modeling clay (all colors)
  • Sewing materials
  • White glue and glue sticks

Recreation Supplies 

  • Basketballs, volleyballs
  • Basketball and ping pong netting
  • Board games
  • Blu-Ray discs and DVDs (G, PG, and PG-13)
  • Playing cards and card games
  • PlayStation 4 accessories and games
  • Wii U accessories and games
  • XBOX One console, accessories, and games

Clothing (for ages 12-17)

  • Cotton boxers (men’s M, L, XL)
  • Cotton briefs (women’s 5-10)
  • Cotton socks
  • Cotton sweats (adult M, L, XL)
  • Pajama sets
  • Pants (men’s and womens; contact us for sizes)
  • Shoes (men’s and womens; contact us for sizes)
  • Sport bras (women’s S, M, L, XL)

School Supplies 

  • Three-ring binders, 1.5 inch
  • Spiral-bound journal notebooks
  • Backpacks
  • Notebook paper, three-ring (plain and ruled)
  • Yellow legal pads, large and small
  • Crayola markers