Arbor Youth Services relies on the generosity of our community to ensure that many youth and shelter needs are met. Monetary gifts are critical in Arbor’s efforts to continue to provide a safe, supportive and welcoming environment to children who may be homeless, abused, neglected or at risk of being victimized. Please consider making a financial donation by clicking Give below. Every contribution makes a difference in the lives of our children and young adults.



We regularly need the following:

  • Hygiene supplies (deodorant, soap, hair brushes, etc.)
  • Individually wrapped snacks (granola bars, peanut butter crackers, etc.)
  • Sports equipment (balls, etc.)
  • Twin sheets (white/new)
  • Twin comforters (new)
  • Towels and washcloths (white/new)
  • Dishcloths and potholders (new)
  • Nonstick pots and pans
  • Plastic containers for food and supply storage
  • Laundry detergent
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper
  • Grocery gift cards
  • Fuel gift cards
  • Art supplies
  • Backpacks
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Socks and underwear (adult size L, XL, XXL)


Current seasonal needs:

Gifts for boys and girls ages 10 and up. Gender-neutral items (i.e. board games, books, arts and crafts)

Christmas stockings for ages 18-24. Filled with items such as: ear buds, candy, socks, a 30-day bus pass, a fast-food gift card, winter hat and gloves.

Hand warmers and thermal socks



Monetary donations can be mailed to or dropped off at 540 West Third St. Lexington, KY 40508

In-kind donations can be dropped off at 536 or 540 West Third Street. Please note that Arbor Youth Services cannot accept donations of used clothing or coats at this time.