Our Holiday store provides young people the opportunity to practice generosity. This empowering activity can provide not only a happier holiday season for our youth and their families, but invests in supporting youth to be caring, generous and civically engaged citizens for our community—and your donation of a new, unwrapped gift make it possible. Gifts for all ages are appropriate as the youth will be giving them to their aunts, grandmothers, siblings, and babies.
Donate items from the Gift Ideas list, sponsor a holiday gift drive at your work, community center, or faith-based organization, or gather gifts with your friends and family. Financial contributions are always welcome—65% of our funding is in-kind contributions, so the dollars go further, and the gifts always find an owner.
All donations for the Holiday Store must be received by Monday, December 4th. Please contact Lydia at firstname.lastname@example.org to donate gifts.
Gift Cards ($5 & $10 Denominations)
- Shopping: Fred Meyer, Target, Toys-r-Us
- Restaurants: Starbucks, Peet’s Coffee, Subway
- Entertainment: Regal Cinemas tickets
- Misc: ‘Visa’ or cash cards
- Baking or cooking utensils/kits
- Tool kits
- Home décor
- Travel mugs or reusable water bottles
- Lotion & soap sets
- Makeup kits
Toys & Crafts
- Craft supplies & kits
- Sewing kits
- Toys for all ages
- Board or card games
- Dog or cat accessories
- Bike gear
- Box of chocolates
- Ear buds/headphones
*Please keep items at or below $20 value to ensure equal distribution of gifts to as many youth as possible.
Volunteers are also needed to help set up the store at each location, transport items between locations, provide personal shopping and wrapping services. Please contact Amy@homeplateyouth.org for more information about volunteering at the Holiday Store.