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Your support will make a difference! 


Please email if you are interested in donating items,

which will be distributed throughout our programs as-needed.


Please note that we accept approved in-kind donations by

appointment only at 108 Prospect Street, Bellingham, WA 98225.

Amazon Wish List

Visit our program specific Amazon Wish Lists to see our current high need items, or to purchase the items and have them shipped directly to us.

View our needs by area/program: 

Give Supplies (In-Kind Donations) 

​Our needs vary by program and season. 


Heading to the grocery store? Check out our shopping list here to help support youth!

Heading to Costco? Check out our shopping list here to help support youth!

Please check the list below for the most up-to-date items (last updated 09/14/21):





Thanks to your generous donations, we are FULLY STOCKED on the items below at this time!

We will update the list as items are needed.


Used Clothing Donations

Due to storage capacity, used clothing is only accepted on an as-need basis.


Warm coats, men’s jeans, t-shirts and gently used sneakers are always in demand.


Please email to see if we can currently accept your clothing donation.


Donate a Meal Program

Our daylight shelter, The Ground Floor, is looking for 15-20 lunches daily for our youth. To learn more about this program, click here.

Host a Supply Drive

Host a donation drive with your company, church, school or organization!


The young people we serve consistently need hygiene supplies, clothing, and food.


Supply drives are crucial to helping us meet those immediate needs. Hosting a drive is also one of the best ways to raise awareness in our community about youth homelessness – and it is fun too!


Please reach out to to see what type of drive would have the most impact right now.

Host a Facebook Fundraiser

Celebrate your birthday or event by creating a Facebook Fundraiser!


Gather all your friends and family and encourage them to help you support Northwest Youth Services and our mission.

Amazon Smile

Donate while you shop!


Visit and select Northwest Youth Services as your charitable organization and they'll donate 0.5% of eligible purchases to your favorite charitable organization—no fees, no extra cost. 


Sharing your passion for youth - and asking your elected officials to support our efforts - is an excellent way to make a big impact on local youth, as well as youth experiencing homelessness across the nation.


Check out our advocacy partners below: 

National Alliance to End Homelessness

WA Low Income Housing Alliance

Frequently Asked Questions about homelessness - Whatcom Homeless Service Center

  • Bottled Water / Gatorade

  • Sweatpants

  • Underwear (new)

  • Backpacks

  • Non-perishable snacks

  • Shelf-stable milk

  • Men's workboots

  • Raingear (jackets, ponchos, umbrellas, etc.)

  • Tents

  • Sleeping bags

  • Tarps

  • Portable solar chargers

  • Undershirts

  • Used clothing (see below)

  • Feminine Hygiene Pads

  • Toothbrushes

  • Toothpaste (mini)

Your donation is greatly appreciated and fully deductible as a charitable contribution.
Northwest Youth Services is a tax-exempt
501 (c)(3) organization,
tax ID 91-0970561.

Links above are suggested items, but are not sole styles/types needed by youth.

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