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You can make your purchases from LAYN's Amazon Wish List via Amazon Smile, and Amazon will donate 0.5 percent of your purchase to LAYN at no additional cost to you! That's making TWO donations in one!
Items can also be mailed to or dropped off at the Los Angeles Youth Network, Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information, contact the Development Department at Development@YouthEmergingStronger.org or (323)467-8466.
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OTHER WAYS TO GIVE
In-kind or non-monetary donations are valuable resources that we then distribute to our youth. In keeping with our mission of treating all clients with respect and dignity, we ask that all clothing donations be NEW goods.
Hosting a donation drive at your office or organization, school, place of worship or other community group settings is a great way to involve your employees or neighborhood in a meaningful cause, build team spirit and demonstrate your organization's commitment to the community.
YES Development staff can provide an information kit to get you started with your drive. If you have questions, please email development@WeAreYES.org. If your intended donation does not fit any of the criteria below, please contact us to inquire as to whether we can accept your item. Donated items should be dropped off at our offices, as we do not have a pick-up service.
Items we can always use:
Hygiene products (shampoo, conditioner, body wash, deodorant, face-wash, hair-care products, toothpaste, chapstick, hand sanitizer)
New Girls Undergarments (bras, sports bras, underwear, S-XXL)
New Boys Undergarments (boxers, socks, undershirts, S-XXL)
New Jeans (all sizes for teen girls and guys)
Denim/khaki shorts, Basketball shorts
Sweatpants & Sweatshirts (solid color)
Non-perishable food items
New bedding (twin size only)
Make-up and nail polish
Gift cards (Target, Marshalls, Ross, Costco, etc.)
If purchasing these items on Amazon, please visit AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com) and select Youth Emerging Stronger as your charity of choice. When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to YES.
Host an Event
Gather your friends, neighbors and colleagues together and turn any special occasion into a benefit for the homeless and foster youth of YES. You might host a spa day and ask guests to bring make-up and grooming supplies for our youth. Or a crafting party, where guests donate art supplies. Or simply request that birthday party guests donate to YES in lieu of gifts. Contact the YES Development team for more ideas, marketing materials, staff support and any additional help you might need.
Appreciated Securities, Stocks and Bonds
Securities offer considerable tax advantages when transferred to YES before they are sold. If you have held your securities for more than one year, you may find that your gift will provide a twofold tax benefit, creating an income-tax deduction as well as helping avoid the capital-gains tax that would have been due on their sale.
Gifts of Real Estate
Personal residences, second homes, income property and vacant land offer a wide variety of tax and other benefits. Whereas most people give their entire interest away, it is also possible to give only a portion of the property (an undivided percentage interest) while retaining the rest for other purposes.
Planned or deferred giving — in the form of bequests, life-income plans and other options for your estate — can be an effective method of increasing your income, earning valuable income-tax deductions and reducing your estate taxes, all while supporting YES.
Donate your car, van, truck, boat, motorcycle, recreational vehicle, aircraft or commercial vehicle hassle-free to YES. Simply call the National Charities Support Foundation at 1-877-980-2277. Be sure to let the person who answers the phone know that you would like the proceeds from the sale to go directly to YES or any one of our projects. For questions regarding any of these forms of gifts, please contact the Development Department of YES at (323) 467-8466 or Development@YouthEmergingStronger.org.
For questions regarding any of these forms of gifts, please contact the Development Department of YES at (323) 467-8466 or Development@YouthEmergingStronger.org.
Corporate giving presents a unique opportunity for companies of any size to help make an impact in their community. It is a great way to incentivize employees with opportunities to get involved and build lasting partnerships between individuals, businesses and non-profit organizations. For more information about opportunities to sponsor events, grants, programs and other areas in need of support, please contact Development@YouthEmergingStronger.org.