Every 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:

  • Underwear, (new only, all sizes and genders needed)
  • Sports bras
  • Sweat pants
  • Sweat shirts
  • Picks, Hairbrushes
  • Hair products for ethnic hair
  • Face wash
  • Body wash
  • Flip-flops
  • Bus passes
  • Gift cards from any local retailer, including grocers and gas

We also have program specific Wish Lists on Amazon. Click for Intensive Supervision ProgramParent Support Group, Street Outreach or Youth Shelter. In addition, the Youth Shelter is also in need of DVDs (current, PG-13/TV-14), decorative wall clings and art supplies. 


Briarpatch is a nonprofit organization that depends on contributions from donors in the community. All support we receive is greatly appreciated!

If you have questions regarding this list of items, please contact the Development Office by calling 608.245.2550, ext. 1105 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.