Your donation to Youth Pride, Inc. is tax deductible and helps us continue the life changing work that we do. With your help, YPI can continue providing one-on-one counseling, run support groups, administer free and confidential HIV testing, provide safer sex items, host social and educational events, facilitate professional development trainings, and serve as a safe space for LGBTQ youth to grow up feeling empowered and valued.

How to donate

If you would like to donate directly to YPI, a check can be made out to Youth Pride, Inc. and mailed to 743 Westminster St, Providence RI 02903. We accept donation through PayPal or you can choose items from our Amazon Wish List if you prefer to make a non-monetary donation.

If you need to drop off a donation, Wednesdays between 11am-2pm are best but we can arrange a for a different timeframe if this does not work for you. Please send us an email at before donating or dropping off donations. Thank you!

Pantry Wish List

If you would like to hold a drive on our behalf, shoot us an email at and we can coordinate! YPI would be more than happy to pick up the donations after the drive. The following items are most helpful for our pantry and drop-in space:


Unopened, not expired

  • Applesauce
  • Beans
  • Brownie mix
  • Cake mix and frosting
  • Canned fruit, any variety
  • Cooking oil, spices, flour, sugar, and other kitchen staples/basics
  • Chips
  • Cream Cheese
  • Crackers
  • Granola bars
  • Gummy fruit snacks
  • Pudding cups
  • Mac and cheese
  • Milk of all types (shelf stable or refrigerated, cow, almond, etc)
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Pasta and sauce
  • Peanut Butter & Jelly/Jam
  • Peanut butter or cheese sandwich crackers
  • Ramen
  • Rice
  • Snack mixes
  • Soups
  • Tuna fish and other canned proteins
  • Tofu


  • Deodorant
  • Mouthwash 
  • Razors
  • Sanitary products; tampons and/or pads
  • Soaps
  • Toothbrushes and/or Toothpaste
  • Towels of all sizes

Essential Skin Care Specifics

  • Shea Butter
  • Cocoa Butter Lotion
  • Vaseline
  • Lip Bal
  • Vitamin E Oil
  • Aquaphor

Most requested brands: OGX, Dark & Lovely, Shea Moisture, Panteen

  • Detangler
  • Deep Conditioners
  • Tea Tree Shampoo
  • Coconut Oil
  • Luster’s Pink Oil Moisturizer
  • Non-Sulphur hair shampoos & conditioners
  • Scrunchies
  • Bobby pins (dark brown or black)
  • Elastics (fabric covered ouchless elastic)
  • Elastics (small black rubber bands, good for small braids)
  • Hair Gel – ECO Styler Olive Oil and/or Ampro Pro style (2 good brands)
  • Sportin’ Waves hair gel for
  • Detangling brushes & wave brushes (Bass Boar bristle brushes both for waves or smoothing)
  • Wide tooth combs
  • Hair bonnets
  • Do-rags
  • Scarves for wrapping hair
  • Satin Pillow Cases
  • Leave-in Conditioner
  • Hair shine pomade
Other Supplies

New only, please!

  • Band-aids
  • Dish Soap, sponges, disinfectant sprays and other cleaning supplies
  • Kitchen supplies (cling wrap, plastic bags, tinfoil, etc)
  • Office, school, and crafting supplies (paper, writing utensils, notebooks, binders, etc.)
  • Single load laundry detergent packets
Occasional needs

Please contact YPI directly to inquire about donating other items in good condition. We do not have means to pick up large donations; delivery on the donors part will be required.

  • Books
  • Clothing
  • Dining tables, chairs and other household furnishings
  • Folding tables and chairs
  • Kitchenware and small appliances
  • Office chairs, desks, and other furnishings
  • Organizational and storage supplies (bins, shelves, boxes, etc)
Gift Cards

Any amount appreciated

  • VISA
  • Stop & Shop
  • Walmart
  • Target
  • Dunkin Donuts