Help support Hope For Youth through our many donation and fundraising programs. For more information, or to plan a drive at your work, school or with a community organization, please contact our Development Department at (631) 782-6574.
July and August: Annual Backpack and School Supplies Drive
Hope For Youth has many children in various Long Island School Districts ranging in grades from kindergarten through 12th. Our children are often scared and insecure to face the new school year because in the past their family might not have had the means to afford the needed school supplies. Donated supplies are always welcomed!
November and December: Annual Toy Drive
One of the fondest memories our Alumni have is of the December holidays. All youth in our programs are in need of age appropriate toys and clothing. Gift cards and electronics are welcomed as well. Please consider contributing to Hope for the Holidays.
Run For Hope 5k
Join us as we run, jog or walk to support our youth shelter. This is a great way to exercise for a purpose! Your funds support the only runaway & homeless youth shelter located in Suffolk County, providing shelter for males and females, ages 14 – 20.
Heroes For Hope Gala
This exciting fundraiser is an opportunity for Hope For Youth to celebrate selected Everyday Heroes, and to honor foster and adoptive parents whose strength and dedication inspires and supports the work of the agency. Join us and enjoy an evening of dinner, entertainment, raffles, and auctions. Sponsorships are available.
All Year: Give Love, Give Luggage Drive
All too often, the children at Hope For Youth arrive with all of their worldly possessions in a garbage bag. Eventually, these children will leave our residential programs for a foster home, a return to their biological home or perhaps for college. Regardless of where our children are going or when they depart, we want them to leave us better off in every way and with their clothing and possessions in luggage, not plastic bags. Donations accepted throughout the year.
Please note, during this time of COVID19, we are only accepting new luggage.
All Year: Recreation Drive
Please consider donating to our Recreation Drive for parking or entrance fees to places such as miniature golf, baseball practice cages, indoor or outdoor sports arenas, concerts, movies, etc. Our youth are certainly in need of fun, downtime in their lives!
All Year: Toiletry Drive
Many children come to Hope For Youth by way of the Nassau and Suffolk County family courts. While in our care, safe home-like environments are provided. We are always happy to receive donated toiletries for both male and female. Children’s’ shampoo and bubble bath products, shampoo and conditioner for older youth, soap and shower gel, deodorant, body lotion, hair product and brushes, and AXE products are always in need, throughout the year.
Duffel for Dignity
How can a duffle bag help a child in foster care? It’s simple. They won’t have to carry their belongings from place to place in a plastic garbage bag. Maybe they can even hold their heads a little higher. Over 1,300 children on Long Island are in foster care. They will move several times before the age of 21. With each move, their possessions go in a garbage bag — like trash. These children have enough baggage to carry. If you choose to donate, please do so with gently used or new bags only.
Online Giving Programs
www.GoodSearch.com – Sign up, search the web, and they’ll donate to Hope For Youth for every search.
www.GoodShop.com – Sign up, shop online, and they’ll donate a percentage of every purchase to Hope For Youth.
Amazon Smile – When you #StartWithaSmile, Amazon donates 0.5% of the purchase price to Hope for Youth, Inc. Support us every time you shop.