Our Wish List

Independent living = new challenges

Moving can be one of the most stressful things in life. In our housing programs, transitional age youth (18 to 24) are constantly moving into our 114 apartments throughout Columbus. This group has very unique needs and obstacles to face. No matter the path, this move is one of the first steps to a successful independent life.

We teach our young people that independence is achievable with the right tools. We provide a safe, furnished apartment and a housing team that supports them through finding employment, education, mentorship, and connects them to available resources.

However, it takes way more than just furniture to make a home. Simple household items add up quickly. Young people in our programs may not have the means to have their home “fully stocked”. Kitchen and cleaning supplies are essential to learning good health and hygiene habits. Being comfortable in your own home is easier with bedding, towels, and a little decoration.

Giving made easy

We know what our young people need to start to feel at home. Our Amazon Wish List makes it easy for you to make an impact. Donations are shipped directly to our team to ensure that items go to those who need them most.

This list is also available on the “Support Us” page of our website and is updated weekly to ensure that we are meeting the most current needs.

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  • Locations

    Main Campus
    1421 Hamlet Street
    Columbus, Ohio 43201
    Adminstration Phone: (614) 294-8097
    Fax: (614) 294-6109

    Housing Program Office
    1720 Kenmore Road
    Columbus, OH 43219

    Marsh Brook Place
    5981 Chatterton Road
    Columbus, OH 43232

    YOP Shop
    2216 Bancroft St.
    Columbus, OH 43219

    Direct Contribution

    Donate Goods and Supplies

    Items we need:

    Clothing and Personal Items

    • Underwear
    • Sweatpants (Youth M – Adult XXL)
    • Sweatshirts (Youth M – Adult XXL)
    • Shorts (Youth M – Adult XXL)
    • T-shirts (Youth M – Adult XXL)
    • Socks
    • Wallets
    • Earbuds

              Please note that we are unable to accept any used clothing items.

    General Supplies

    • Composition notebooks/journals
    • Adult coloring books
    • Colored pencils
    • Art supplies
    • “Smell goods” (i.e. Bath & Body Works)

    Toiletries and Hygiene Products

    • Deodorant
    • Shampoo and conditioner*
    • Feminine hygiene products
    • Body soap*
    • Tootbrushes and toothpaste*
    • Brushes and combs
    • Ethnic hair care products

      The * denotes that the item must be in a full size bottle.

    Misellaneous Items

    • Baby items
    • Pillows
    • Solid color twin comforters and sheet sets
    • Kitchen utensils, general cleaning and laundry supplies, picture frames
    • Non-perishable food items for youth outreach (crackers, cup of soup, fruit snacks, chips)
    • Gift cards from $5 to $25 for fast food restaurants, grocery stores, gas stations
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