Ever year, Briarpatch programs serve approximately 2,000 unduplicated youth. While cash donations are always appreciated, in-kind items are also accepted. When making this type of donation, we ask that you complete and include an in-kind gift receipt (click here to download) for tax purposes. Please see the list of items currently needed by our youth below.
New Men's and Women's Socks
New Plain Black or White T-Shirts
Winter Clothing (e.g. gloves, hats, thermals)
Men's and Women's Underwear (sizes Medium-XL)
Feminine Hygiene Products
Chap Stick/Lip Balm
Packs of Kleenex
Life for at-risk, runaway, and homeless youth is tough. We work to mitigate the feelings of shame and guilt these youth often carry by providing opportunities to purchase clothing and hygiene items with a counselor. This act alone can help preserve a youth's diginity and help instill a sense of empowerment in a rough situation. For this reason, we also accept donations of gift cards to places such as Walgreen's, Wal-Mart, Target, or other local establishments that offer clothing and hygiene items.
We also accept gift cards for entertainment venues (e.g. movie theaters, mini-golf courses, etc.) for outings with Briarpatch youth.
If you would like to donate gift cards, then please CLICK HERE to download the proper form.
If you have further questions about donating in-kind items/gift cards, then please contact our Development Office at 608.819.3775