Give/Get Involved

At Youth Shelters & Family Services, there are a number of ways you can be involved in our organization. If you’re interested in making a donation or volunteering, scroll down to view how!

What we need..

If you are interested in donating, please consider purchasing: gas gift cards, phone gift cards (to renew prepaid phones), hygiene products (tampons and pads – all sizes) and non-perishable food. Additional needed items are listed below.

If you can make a monetary donation at this time, please click the donate button above to provide much needed flexible funding to help us address the increased need of young people in our region for emergency assistance. You may also mail a check to: Youth Shelters & Family Services, P.O. Box 28279, Santa Fe, NM 87592-8279

You may drop off new or suitable gently used donations at our Southside location at 5686B Agua Fria St. or our Midtown location at 1570 Pacheco Street Unit B6 in the Plaza de Comercio office park between 10:00 am – 4:00 pm or you can always order online and have the items shipped to our address.

Thank you for your support!


Youth Emergency Shelter
  • New hoodies
  • Coffee machine 
  • Hand mixers
  • Blender
  • Aprons
  • Toaster oven
  • Large carpets 
  • Small assorted baskets for organization
  • Tote dresser
  • New hair brushes and combs
  • MP3 Players
  • New t-shirts
  • New underwear
  • New belts (male and female youth)
  • New baseball caps
  • Alarm clocks
Transitional Living Program
  • Bath Supplies: Bath mats, bath towels, wash cloths, toilet and sink plungers, toilet bowl scrubbers, trash cans
  • Kitchen Supplies: Kitchen towels, plastic dishes, plastic cups, silverware, dish drying racks, pots and pans, spices, trash cans
  • Hygiene Supplies: Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, brushes, combs, hair elastics, hair clips, razors, shaving cream, toilet paper, perfume/cologne, makeup
  • Cleaning Supplies: Clothes hangers, sponges, reusable latex gloves, scrub brushes, dish soap, paper towels, toilet bowl cleaner, bleach, floor cleaner, glass cleaner, laundry soap, large trash bags, mops, brooms, vacuums
  • Art Supplies: White paper, colored paper, glitter, markers, crayons, paint (acrylic or watercolor), glue, glue sticks, hot glue gun with glue, multi-color sharpies, pencils, pencil sharpeners, rhinestones, stickers, beads, yarn, paint brushes, patterned paper
  • Gardening Supplies: Seeds, seasonal plants, soil, gardening gloves, small shovels and rakes, fertilizer
  • Other: Coffee makers, toasters, small plastic storage containers, twin bedding, curtains, pillows, microwaves, karaoke machine
STAR Rapid Rehousing Program
  • Household supplies
  • Bedding, sheets, pillows
  • Cleaning supplies (vacuums)
  • Microwaves
  • Gift cards to Walmart
  • Gift cards for gas and transportation
  • Small furniture items
Street Outreach Program
  • New camping gear (tents, sleeping bags)
  • New backpacks
  • New underwear and bras
  • Non-perishable foods: Pop-top ready to eat foods (Chef Boyardee, hearty soups, tuna), granola bars, energy bars, fruit snacks, slim jims, ramen, bottled water
Pregnant & Parenting Youth Initiative
  • Diapers & Pull Ups (size newborn & size 4)
  • Baby formula
  • New bottles
  • Toddler clothes (12-24 months for a girl) new or lightly used
  • Newborn clothes (0-3 months for a boy)
  • New or lightly used clothes ages 2-5 for boys and girls
School Supplies
  • Backpacks for youth and teenagers
  • Spiral notebooks
  • Wide-ruled composition notebooks
  • Loose leaf paper
  • 3 ring binders
  • Pocket folders
  • Pens, pencils, highlighters, dry erase markers, colored pencils
  • Tab dividers
  • Resting/napping mats

Volunteer Opportunities

To inquire about our current volunteer opportunities, fill out the form below. Let us know what you may be interested in!


Youth Shelters is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Your gift is tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

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