Donations of tangible items help youth to navigate their daily lives, and help promote success. Through the collection of these items, LAYN becomes free to focus on the programs and service delivery through which we excel.



Donations can be collected by individuals or groups-in fact, donations drives can be extremely productive. LAYN can help you to plan a drive and maximize impact.
The following items are consistently needed:



  • New sports bras
  • New boxers or briefs
  • New girls’ undergarments
  • Pajamas
  • Sweatpants (solid color)
  • Sweatshirts (solid color)
  • Gym shorts
  • New socks
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Gift Cards (Target, Walgrens, Ross, Costco, etc.)
  • Headphones
  • New shoes
  • Hair care products
  • Make-up and nail polish
  • New jeans (all sizes for girls and guys)
  • Back packs and school supplies
  • Hygiene products (shampoo, conditioner, face wash, tissue, chapstick, hand sanitizer)
  • New bedding (twin size only)
  • Denim/Khaki shorts, Basketball shorts


Donation Drop Offs:

You can coordinate a donation drop off by contacting:

 Chris Boone at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 323.467.8466 x. 226. Donation receipts will be issued to you for your tax purposes.

“Many of our youth want to attend school along with their peers. Not having clothing or a uniform reminds them of their homeless status and makes them feel neglected. They will often wear the same clothing and must wash them each day.”
-LAYN staff member