We rely heavily on in-kind donations to keep our youth programs running. Please visit our Dollar Days Wish List to donate products in bulk or visit our Amazon Wishlist to see a full list of individual items we're in need of at this time. Donations are automatically shipped to SPY’s Access Center (340 Sunset Ave. Venice CA 90291).
All other donations must be scheduled with SPY prior by contacting [email protected] or (424) 307-9905. We need at least two business days' notice so we have time to properly alert staff and identify storage. Please do not drop items off without first contacting Safe Place for Youth. Unscheduled donations that are left at the gate are often ruined. To arrange a time to drop off donations, contact [email protected].
SPY’s most needed new items include (in order of priority):
- Cleaning Supplies (ex. Dish soap, laundry detergent, disposable gloves, Swiffer set, disinfectant wipes, mop set, broom set, bleach, Windex)
- Adult Underwear (sizes Medium, Large, XL, and XXL)
- Adult Belts (any size)
- Casual Pants (ex. leggings, joggers, sweat pants, jeans, khaki, track)
- New Plain T-shirts, Hoodies, and Jackets
- $10-25 Gift Cards (ex. Ralphs, Target, Amazon, Subway, Visa)
- Bras & Sports Bras, any size
- Non-Slip Close-Toed Shoes
- Parenting Supplies (ex. Formula, size 5-6 diapers, 4T to 5T pull-up diapers, blankets)
- Kitchen Supplies (ex. Cutting boards, air fryers, basic cookware)
- Bathroom Supplies (ex. Bath mats, shower curtains with rings, towels, toilet bowl cleaner)
- Pet Supplies (ex. Flea meds, food, leashes)
- New Sleeping Bags
- New Tote Bags
- Full or Travel-Sized Deodorant
- Full or Travel-Sized Body Wash
- Travel-Sized Lotion
- Feminine Wipes
- Individually wrapped snacks, juices, and boxed or canned water
Please ensure that these items are extremely gently used, stain-free, and ready to use.
- Men's Professional Attire (M-XXL)
- Women's Petite Professional Attire (esp. slacks)
- Booklights with batteries
- Bike Locks
- iPads and iPods (in working condition no more than 4 years old with charger)
- Small Bluetooth Speakers (in working condition no more than 4 years old with charger)
Again, please do not drop items off without first contacting SPY. Unscheduled donations that are left at the gate are often ruined. To arrange a time to drop off donations, contact [email protected].
Please fill out SPY's In-Kind Donation Form required for our internal tracking purposes and for your tax purposes.
Donate a Meal
Help provide a meal for 50 SPY members who are experiencing housing insecurity. You and a small group (2-3 volunteers) can serve the meal or drop it off at our Access Center. Click here for more info, and please contact [email protected] for next steps.
Donate a Car
All vehicles are considered! Our partner, CARS (Charitable Adult Rides & Services), can accept all types of donated vehicles (running or not) including cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RVs, motorcycles, campers, and most other motorized vehicles. Please click here for more information.