Oasis for Youth is dependent on donations to provide practical assistance to the teens who drop in. We offer free: clothes closet, personal care and hygiene products, snacks and food items to take home.

Current Needs

Please check out our Amazon Wish List for DROP-IN and BEHIND-THE-SCENES needs.

You can even have Amazon donate toward your purchase by using our Smile.Amazon page: http://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-3683785.


Please note that we are overstocked on: toothpaste and tooth brushes

Standard needs


Non-perishable snack foods (granola bars, mixed nuts, chips, beef jerky, etc.)

Microwaveable meals


urgent need: warm clothing (hats, gloves, sweaters, sweatpants, long johns), hand/feet warmers, and bath towels (all sizes)

Men’s and Women’s sweaters and sweatpants (all adult sizes)

Women's hipster underwear, sizes 5-12

Men's boxer briefs, sizes S-XXL

Women's clothing (teen/young adult styles only), particularly L and XL

Men's clothing (teen/young adult styles only), sizes S-XL

Wool socks (men's and women's)

New or very lightly used shoes (all adult sizes)

Hygiene items:

Shampoo and Conditioner

Ethnic hair care and styling products (available at Target, Walmart, etc.)

Boar brushes


Body wash (especially men's) & lotion


Foot powder

Toilet paper

Diapers & Wipes (all sizes, but especially sizes 3 and 4)

Cough drops

Other Items:

Hand/Feet Warmers

Backpacks and cross-body bags (camping/hiking backpacks)

$20 grocery cards, especially to Cub Foods

$20 gift cards for Target, Walmart, or the Dollar Tree for those basic items we do not stock

Go-To Cards for light rail and bus use (can be purchased at Cub Foods store service counter)

$15 gas cards for any gas station

Gift cards to Saver's, ARC, or consignment stores are welcome, too.

Paper products, Ziplock bags, and containers (for drop-in meals)


If your school, church, civic group or other organization would like to arrange a collection drive, please check our our wish lists for most pressing needs.

For information on volunteering, please visit the Get Involved page.