*Update as of 11/04/20: We successfully completed our second drop-off for the NEPA Youth Shelter as we continue into the month of November, contributing over $500 worth of goods from their Wish List! Some of the items purchased were to aide a young man at the shelter get settled in his new apartment. As of now, the NEPA shelter requests new or gently used boys toddler clothing from newborn to 2T.
Throughout September and into October, our We Care community outreach program has been supporting the NEPA Youth Shelter in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Their mission revolves around seeking an answer to the problem of homeless youth in Northeastern Pennsylvania by providing emergency shelter to unaccompanied minors aged 14-19.
Servicing all counties of northeastern Pennsylvania, the NEPA Youth Shelter provides everyday essentials such as food, clothing, and bathrooms. They also offer additional services such as educational support, counseling, family reunification, and preparation for independent living.
As of September 1st, their team was able to collect seven computers as well as establish a secure Wi-Fi for teens to use to attend school virtually. They also provide a basic lunch as well as dinner to the students who attend.
Our team is coming together to gather donations that will contribute to the center’s following in-demand Wish List items:
- Snacks: Fruit snacks, individual serving boxes of cereal, tortilla chips, pudding cups, fruit cups, crackers, graham crackers, hot sauce, mild salsa, vegetable oil, Bisquick, pizza sauce, pepperoni, white rice
- NEW ONLY: Panties, socks, underwear, men’s t-shirts (all adult sizes)
- Cleaning supplies: anti-bacterial hand soap, all-purpose anti-bacterial cleaners, tall kitchen garbage bags, 30, 39 & 42 gallon black lawn bags, dishwasher detergent tablets or liquid, Lysol spray, disinfecting wipes, liquid dish soap, fabric cleaner, Scotchguard protection, disposable rubber gloves, disposable masks, paper towels.
- Miscellaneous: Tissue boxes
We are proud to have been able to contribute over $600 worth of goods from this list of high-demand items!
If you would like to contribute any of the above items from a distant location, you can send them to:
541 Wyoming Avenue
Scranton, PA 18509
If you would like to learn more about the NEPA Youth Shelter, visit their website at