When people arrive in shelter, they often have very little in the way of clothing. YES works with the community and Vinnie’s to ensure that we always have the basics to keep clients warm and comfortable.
Interested in donating to our clothing cupboard?
Unfortunately, we cannot accept used clothing from our community members. This is because we do not have the capacity in shelter to sort, clean and re-donate a lot of the items that come in through donation.
If you have used items to donate, please give them to Vinnie’s! Our partnership with Vinnie’s allows us to use vouchers and get clothing items we need from Vinnie’s for free. That means, donating to Vinnie’s, helps the young people and families at YES.
We do gratefully accept new clothing that is listed as needed on our wish list directly at the shelter. Items like hoodies, cotton t-shirts, underwear, track pants, pajamas, weather-proof winter gear are ALWAYS appreciated. The best way to donate new clothing items is to drop it off at 196 Brock St. Ring the lower level buzzer when you come, and someone will gladly accept your donation. Thank you!
If you’d like to help YES provide the basics to young people and families when in Shelter or in our RISE Youth Housing Program, consider donating to YES and specifying that the funds should be directed to food and supplies:) Thank you!