Donating Gifts to Youth

Donating Gifts to Youth

The value of your donation is tax-deductible. We will provide a donation receipt and send you a tax-deductible acknowledgment.

Gifts may be dropped off at an AFS Office Location Monday-Friday between 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

We Accept

Medical Supplies

We gratefully accept the following donations to help keep our staff and families safe.

  • N95 masks
  • disposable gloves
  • sanitation wipes
  • COVID-19 Rapid Tests

Infant Supplies

Most youth entering foster care come with no personal belongings. Year-round we graciously accept:

  • diapers (any size)
  • formula
  • onesies (any size)
  • baby care products

New Clothing

Donate NEW clothing (ages 0-18) and all gender items. We can NOT accept suitcases.

  • socks
  • jackets, scarves, gloves
  • shoes
  • sleeping bags, blankets

Hair Care Kits

As we serve mostly individuals of color, help us provide equitable support for kids with curly/kinky hair.

Click here for flyer to assist with purchasing appropriate products.

Hygiene Kits

  • body wash/soap
  • shampoo and conditioner
  • body lotion/deodorant
  • comb/brush/hair ties
  • toothbrush/paste/mouthwash
  • wash cloths

Seasonal Items

Education Equity (June-August)

You can support education equity for a foster student K-12 by donating these items:

  • backpacks
  • school supplies

Holiday Gift Drive (October-December)

Each year we provide a gift for every child and teen in AFS care across 19 Bay Area and Sacramento counties. You can help a child or teen feel special during the holiday season while they're in foster care by donating:

  • NEW unwrapped toys and gifts (ages 0-13)
  • $30+ gift cards for teens