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):
- New Men's Boxers (sizes M - XXL)
- New Men's Casual Clothes (sizes M-XXL)
- New Adult Blankets
- New Standard Pillow Sets with Cases
- New Storage Bins (for newly housed members)
- Full or Travel-Sized Deodorant
- Full or Travel-Sized Body Wash
- Full or Travel-Sized Shampoo and Conditioner
- Travel-Sized Lotion
- New Women's Sports Bras (sizes M-XXL)
- New Adult Belts (any size)
- New Adult Beanies and Gloves
- Rain Boots (Men's Sizes: 9, 10, 11 - Women's Sizes: 6, 7, 8)
- Feminine Wipes
- Cleaning Supplies (ex. Dish soap, laundry detergent, disposable gloves, Swiffer set, disinfectant wipes, mop set, broom set, bleach, Windex)
- $10-25 Gift Cards (ex. Ralphs, Target, Amazon, Subway, Visa)
- Non-Slip Close-Toed Shoes
- New Kitchen Supplies (ex. Cutting boards, air fryers, basic cookware)
- New Bathroom Supplies (ex. Bath mats, shower curtains with rings, towels, toilet bowl cleaner)
- Pet Supplies (ex. Flea meds, food, leashes)
- New Sleeping Bags
- Individually wrapped snacks, juices, and boxed or canned water
- New Tents
- New Tote Bags
Please ensure that these items are extremely gently used, stain-free, and ready to use.
- 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.