Until June 30, every dollar you donate online to YESS through our Canada 150 campaign gives us one ballot in a draw to win $10,000! Celebrate #Canada150 by celebrating the future of our community and invest in the potential of YESS youth.

Monthly Giving

A gift each month makes a huge difference year-round for youth who are rebuilding their lives. Monthly giving also makes it easy for you to budget your donation!

Become a Member

Membership entitles you to attend YESS’s Annual General meeting. You’ll be given a vote in how YESS is run, and you’ll also receive our quarterly newsletter.

Current Needs

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

We serve more than 60,000 nutritious meals every year, and 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!

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

Not all large items can be accepted. Please call ahead before bringing donations of large items such as furniture and appliances.

Summer Needs

  • New socks
  • New underwear, men’s & women’s, all sizes
  • New bras
  • New swimsuits, men’s & women’s, all sizes
  • Towels
  • Sandals/flip-flops
  • Hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Leggings
  • Light sweats/trackpants
  • Pajamas
  • Shorts – men’s & women’s, all sizes
  • Backpacks
  • Sweaters/hoodies
  • Sunscreen
  • Aloe/lotion
  • Bugspray
  • Afterbite
  • Deodorant
  • Nail Clippers
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Shaving cream
  • Combs
  • Chapstick
  • Water bottles
  • Sleeping bags
  • Bed sheets
  • Firewood
  • Recreational equiment (badminton, basketballs, air pumps, skipping ropes, yoga mats, picnic blankets)

Food Requests

  • Ketchup
  • Mayo
  • Cooking oil
  • Salad dressing
  • Canned meat and fish
  • 100% juice boxes
  • Electrolyte beverages
  • Bottled water
  • Canned vegetables
  • Canned soup
  • Canned beans (all varieties)
  • Mac and cheese
  • Fruit cups
  • Healthy snacks
  • Frozen vegetables
  • Frozen or fresh fish
  • Ground beef

Items We Can’t Use

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

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 $20 with a proof-of-purchase receipt.