These are suggested generic in-kind donations for youth in our programs. These items can be used by a wide range of youth who move in and out of our programs.
We would like to acknowledge each donor with a thank you letter. Because Hale Kipa is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, your donation is tax deductible. The thank you letter is your supporting document that can be used during income tax preparation. Please include a completed Donor Form with your donation.
My Home Kits include items that help personalize a youth’s living space imparts a good feeling of ownership and self-worth. Any combination of suggested personalizing items:
My Bedroom Kit – Bedding set (twin size fitted sheet, flat sheet, pillowcase), throw pillow (great for hugging), bedroom rug, nightlight.
My Dining Room Kit – Dinnerware set (microwave safe preferred), flatware set, drinking cups, flower vase.
My Bathroom Kit – Bath & hand towel set, shower curtain, bath rug, bathroom organizer, hairbrush.
Clean Home Kits are a small collection of cleaning supplies that can help and encourage newly independent young adults form good habits in maintaining their new home. Any combination of suggested cleaning items for specific areas of their home:
Kitchen Kit – Dishpan, dish soap, mild abrasive cleaner (e.g. Comet), sponge/scouring pad, paper towels, anti-bacterial wipes, trash bags.
House Kit – Bucket, Swiffer duster, dustpan/brush/broom, microfiber cloth, all-purpose cleaner, carpet spot cleaner, vacuum, Goo Gone, Magic Eraser.
Laundry Kit – Laundry bag, detergent, fabric softener/dryer sheets, quarters for laundry machines.
Bathroom Kit – Bucket, mop, rubber gloves, toilet brush, scrub brush, disinfectant cleaner, glass cleaner, air freshener.
Clothing / Accessories for young children, teens, and young adults. Appropriate unisex designs and styles are preferred as they are easier to distribute across the diverse individuals that seek assistance.
Tee Shirt – All sizes.
Jeans – Durable and fashionable. All sizes.
Surfwear – Such as board shorts and rash guard tops. All sizes.
Hoodie Jacket – Great for keeping warm and dry. All sizes.
Footwear – All types especially walking shoes. All sizes. Socks in all styles and sizes.
Water Bottle – Insulated water bottles helps keep the active youth hydrated. (Hydro Flask, Yeti, Fifty/Fifty, etc.)
Backpack – A great accessory for the youth that’s on the go. For street youth, the backpack is an essential article that keeps their limited possessions organized and secure.
Gift Cards are versatile, easy to carry and allows the recipient to select exactly what they need at any given time. Having a youth select their purchases empowers and gives them a sense of control in their lives.
Grocery Store – Most of our young people are low income, some are homeless, and any food is helpful. Those with homes and families can buy a turkey, ham and some fresh vegetables for themselves and their families. (Times, Safeway, Foodland, Sack n Save, etc.)
Coffee/Beverage Shop – Meeting over coffee or a cold drink is a luxury that helps youth feel normal in a relaxed environment that’s comfortable for them. (Starbucks, Coffee Bean, etc.)
Prepared Food – Gives youth a chance to eat out like normal young people, a chance to meet in an informal social setting over food or snacks without being dependent on others to buy food for them. (McDonalds, Taco Bell, Pizza Hut, Panda Express, Wendy’s, Pizza Hut, Burger King, Zippy’s, etc.)
Department Store – Young people can purchase needed items for their home, school, personal hygiene, or food items. (Walmart, Target, Longs, Ross, TJ Maxx, Marshalls, etc.)
Bus Pass – Helpful for youth that are on the go. For getting around and for getting to and from school and appointments.
Entertainment – Movie tickets to theaters such as AMC, Regal, and Consolidated.
Cell Phone with Pre-paid Minutes – Gives young adults with limited funds the ability to be contacted by health providers, potential employers, and family.