Pathways 4 Youth

Pathways 4 Youth

Pathways 4 Youth, a service of Lutheran Social Service, located in Saint Cloud provides youth experiencing or at risk of homelessness a safe, secure, nonjudgmental space with access to services to meet their basic needs including a food pantry, clothing closet, showers, computer and internet access, caseworker support, and connections to area resources.

With your generous support, Pathways 4 Youth can continue offering young people a warm, hospitable welcome while supporting them. The following items are always needed.

Note: We are currently only able to accept new, unused, and unopened items.

Gift Cards — please make sure the value is written on the card

  • Target, Walmart, Coborn’s ($15-$20)
  • Gas cards — Kwik Trip, Holiday, Speedway ($20-$40)
  • Scooters, Caribou Coffee, McDonald’s, Taco Bell, Chipotle, Subway ($10-15)
  • Bus passes, Uber, or Lyft gift cards


  • Shelf stable microwave meals
  • Individual wrapped beef jerky
  • Canned/packaged chicken and/or tuna
  • Ramen noodle cups
  • Mac and cheese cups
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Shelf stable milk
  • Fruit snacks
  • Frozen meals
  • Frozen pizza
  • Canned pasta


  • Athletic bras (S-XXL)
  • Socks — all genders (adult sizes)
  • Underwear — all genders (adult sizes, boxers, and boxer briefs)
  • White T-shirts — all genders (adult sizes)
  • Sweatpants — Men's sizes M-XL and Women's sizes S-XL
  • Leggings — Sizes S-XL
  • Winter jackets — Men's sizes S-XL and Women's sizes S-XL
  • Long underwear (any gender, adult sizes)
  • Winter hats — for extreme cold (all genders)
  • Gloves/mittens – for extreme cold (all genders)
  • Raincoats — all genders (adult sizes)

Household items:

  • Heavy duty backpacks
  • Can openers
  • Laundry bags
  • Laundry pods
  • Towels
  • Washcloths
  • Reusable water bottles
  • Handwarmers
  • Blankets

Hygiene items:

  • Wide tooth combs
  • Hairbrushes
  • Hair binders
  • Nail clippers
  • Travel size first aid kits
  • Travel and full-size shampoo and conditioner
  • Shaving cream and razors — all genders (travel and full size)

Baby items:

  • Baby wash
  • Diapers/pull ups — all sizes
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby lotion


Where to Give

Thank you for your support. It really does help us make a difference in the lives of youth.

  • Donations are accepted Monday-Thursday from 1–5 p.m (no appointment needed) at Pathways 4 Youth, 203 Cooper Avenue North, Suite 260, Saint Cloud, MN 56303 or contact us to schedule an appointment.
  • We also have an Amazon wish list

Learn more about the many ways LSS supports Minnesota’s youth experiencing homelessness. To contribute financially to our services for youth, please make a gift.


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