Rochester Youth Services

Rochester Youth Services Wish List

We offer resources for youth ages 16-24 who are at risk of or experiencing homelessness. Our services include an emergency youth hotline, youth resource center, services to improve independent living skills, exploitation and sex trafficking prevention and education, host homes for youth, transitional housing, a peer support group, Youth Leadership Council, and street outreach.

Your donations help equip youth with the basic needs to maintain a healthy, comfortable home.

Baby items:

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

Bathroom supplies:

  • Bandages and first aid supplies
  • Body wash
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Plunger and toilet bowl brush
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Toilet paper
  • Waste basket

Cleaning/kitchen supplies:

  • Bleach
  • Broom and dustpan
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Dish soap
  • Dish towels and dish cloths
  • Disinfectant spray and wipes
  • Foil, plastic wrap, storage bags and containers
  • Garbage bags
  • Glass cleaner
  • Hand soap
  • Napkins
  • Paper cups
  • Paper plates
  • Paper towels
  • Plastic utensils
  • Sponges
  • Swiffer brand mop


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


  • Bottled beverages
  • Canned pasta
  • Canned soups
  • Cheese
  • Frozen juices
  • Frozen pizzas
  • Fruit
  • Fruit snacks
  • Macaroni and cheese
  • Microwavable dinners
  • Yogurt


  • Art supplies
  • Books, including fiction and non-fiction
  • Coffee table
  • Educational aids, including GED prep, SAT/ACT prep, FAFSA guidelines, copies of practice tests
  • End tables
  • Lockers
  • Plants
  • Rugs

Gift cards:

  • Clothing vouchers or $10-$25 gift cards to grocery or retail stores such as Target, Cub Foods, Hy-Vee, Walgreens, CVS, and Walmart
  • Gas cards

Where to Give

Thank you for your gifts that support youth as they transition into safe and permanent housing. To donate, please contact Rochester Youth Services.

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.


Rochester Youth Services