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In-Kind Donation

You can support our youth by donating food, clothing and other items.

YESS provides youth who are in crisis and experiencing homelessness in Edmonton with so much more than just shelter. We serve more than 50,000 nutritious meals every year, provide our kids with toiletries, like deodorant and toothbrushes as well as socks, footwear, and clothing.  To meet their needs we rely completely on donations from the community.

Your donation makes a difference! We are happy to accept to take donations at our Whyte Avenue facility, located at 9310 82 Avenue, Edmonton, between the hours of 8:00AM-4:30PM. After-hours donations can be dropped off in the white metal bins at the back of our Whyte Ave building.

For more information about making a donation or to inquire about what items we are able to accept, please feel free to contact us!

Phone: 780.468.7070
Email: reception@yess.org

In-Person: 9310 82 Avenue


Current Needs

  • Winter boots, sizes 7-13 (men's & women's)
  • Sweatpants
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Thermal underwear
  • Bras
  • Hoodies
  • Men's jeans (all sizes)
  • Snow pants
  • Hand warmers
  • Thermos mugs
  • Lip balm
  • Nail clippers
  • Razors
  • Mini Kleenex
  • Alcohol-free hand sanitizer
  • Men's deodorant

Food Requests

  • Fresh/frozen meat
  • Fresh/frozen vegetables
  • Fresh/frozen/canned fruit
  • Granola bars
  • 100%  juice boxes
  • Fruit cups
  • Healthy snacks
  • Canned meat/fish
  • Canned tomatoes
  • Pasta
  • Pasta sauce
  • Salad dressing
  • Coffee
  • Sugar
  • Coffee whitener
  • Butter
  • Cooking oil
  • Tupperware containers (all sizes, non-see-through)
  • Dish soap
  • Dish cloths
  • Plastic disposable cutlery
  • Plastic disposable plates and cups

Items We Can’t Use Right Now

  • Sugary snacks (candy, pop, donuts, etc.)
  • Encyclopedias
  • Exercise equipment and weight benches
  • Large appliances
  • Pianos
  • Ping pong tables
  • Pool tables
  • Shuffleboards

Please Note:

For large donations such as furniture and appliances, please call ahead to make sure we can accept them.

Any donations that we are not able to use in a timely manner or that are surplus to our needs may be shared with other non-profit organizations in need or used in our fundraising efforts. 

Tax receipts can be issued upon request for new items valued at more than $10 with a proof-of-purchase receipt.