In-Kind Donations

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 Casual Pants (ex. leggings, joggers, sweat pants, jeans, khaki, track)
  • Unopened / Unused Cleaning Supplies (e.g. mops, bleach, Pinesol, Fabuloso)
  • Size 5-6 Diapers
  • 4T to 5T Pull Up Diapers
  • New Bras & Sports Bras
  • New Plain T-shirts, Hoodies, and Jackets
  • New Adult Underwear (sizes Medium, Large, XL, and XXL)
  • New Adult Warm Weather Items (e.g. Beanies, gloves, scarves) 
  • New Adult Sweatpants
  • New Sleeping bags
  • New Tote Bags
  • New Travel Size Toothpaste
  • New Deodorant
  • New Travel Size Detergent
  • Unopened individually wrapped snacks, juices, and water
  • Unused and unopened art supplies

Please ensure that these items are extremely gently used, stain-free, and ready to use. 

  • Booklights with batteries
  • Bike locks 

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

Provide a meal for 75 unhoused youth on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday afternoons. We can pick it up or you can come with a small group and serve it to our youth. Please contact [email protected] if you are interested in serving a meal. 

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.