Donate

Without the generosity of our community and the support of our funders, our shelters, programs and dedicated staff would not be able to be there in times of need. Your commitment gives peace of mind and safety during times of crisis.

Check out our Amazon Smile and Wishlist!

We accept a variety of donations: food, toiletries, new or gently used clothes for teens, diapers, formula, and more. Check out our Amazon Wishlist for more specific needs.

Our General Needs:

Gift Cards

*Extra Useful/Needed

Gift Cards to area grocery stores and retailers allow us to purchase fresh fruit & vegetables, household supplies and more. Your gift of a gift card allows our team to be nimble and responsive to the needs of the youth and families we serve!

Most useful cards include:
Target
Walmart*
Wegmans*
Visa*
Tops
Lowes
Home Depot

Household & Cleaning Supplies

Light bulbs
Hand soap
Garbage bags
Dishwasher detergent
Laundry detergent*
Fabric softener*
Dryer sheets
Utensils, forks, spoons, knives
and serving utensils*
Dishes (preferably plastic)*
Baby wash
Lysol spray and wipes
Sponges
Libby mop heads
Food Storage Containers

Kitchen Items

Toaster
Toaster oven
Pots/pan sets
Dishes
Silverware set
Kitchen utensils
Glasses/plastic tumblers
Kitchen linens/potholders
Bucket with cleaning supplies
Broom or electric vac

Bedroom

Twin bed sheet sets
Twin Air Mattresses
Comforters
Blankets
Pillows, standard from Walmart are perfect!
Alarm clock
Small night stand lamps

Bathroom

All linens
Bathmat
Bucket with cleaning supplies

Food-related items

Shelf-stable items like:
Canned fruits, corn & tuna
Boxed cereals (teen friendly)
Chunky soups
Jars of red sauce
Boxes of pasta & flavored rice
Ramen Noodles
Formula of all kinds
Baby food
Baby cereal (rice and oatmeal)
Kid friendly foods (mac and cheese, fruit roll ups, granola bars, fruit cups, snacks)

Child-related items

Bed Pillows (pillow nylon washable covers)
Crib size mattress protectors
Diaper Wipes
Diapers
Socks for K-6th grade
Mittens or gloves for ages 2 – 12

The Center for Youth is looking for a gently-used camera to help document our amazing staff, events, and programs. If you have one that you would consider donating, please contact Helena at  hbuttons@centerforyouth.net. 

We are looking for cameras similar to the Nikon Z50, Canon EOS RP, Nikon D7200, Canon EOS Rebel SL3, Canon EOS M50, or the Sony Alpha 6000.

Contact us

Need help now? Call our crisis line.

24 Hour Crisis Line

585-271-7670

Use the form below if you don’t have access to a phone, or have a non-urgent message:

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If you are having trouble utilizing this form, please email hbuttons@centerforyouth.net.

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