During the COVID-19 pandemic, community outreach and homeless service providers continue to support and assist those who lack stable housing. You can help by purchasing and having items shipped directly to Briarpatch to keep our outreach workers and homeless community safer during this health emergency. Click here for a direct link to the Amazon List containing the more urgent needs to support our most vulnerable population at this time.
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
- Hair products and styling tools (especially Cantu or Shea Moisture brands)
- Face wash
- Body wash
- Bus passes
- Small-sized foot powder
- Hand warmers
- Antibiotic cream
- Gift cards from any local retailer, including food, grocers and gas
We also have program specific Wish Lists on Amazon. Click for Intensive Supervision Program, Parent 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!