Each year New Avenues for Youth sets up a “store” that provides young people they serve experiencing or at-risk of homelessness the opportunity to choose their very own holiday gifts.
To fill their store, they are asking the community to donate new, unworn or unused items through Sunday, December 13.
The most needed items for the store are winter coats and rain jackets (especially insulated and waterproof), hats, gloves, scarves, underwear, socks, blankets, sleeping bags, hygiene items and $25 gift cards (from Target, Safeway, etc.).
For sizing, youth range in age from 14-24 so a variety of adult sizes work well.
While New Avenues encourages supporting local businesses for shopping needs, they understand that the pandemic has made in-person shopping difficult.
If people prefer to shop online, or simply view some of their most needed items, check out the organization’s Amazon holiday list at bit.ly/NewAvenuesList.
Donations accepted by appointment only at 314 SW 9th Ave. Contact Blair at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate.