Holiday Donations

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This Season, Give the Gift of Hope

This holiday season, please consider a cash donation to Volunteers of America, Utah. Cash is the most versatile donation you can make because it allows us to nimbly serve the needs of our clients as circumstances change.

Alternatively, we have set up an Amazon Holiday Wish List. If you make a purchase from this list, you can check out with your Amazon account as normal, and the items will be shipped directly to us.

If you would prefer an in-kind donation, we have created these recommended gift lists based upon the needs of our clients. They have been designed to make the biggest and most positive impact for people experiencing homelessness, mental health issues, and/or addiction.

If you are interested in participating in our Fill The Pack program this holiday season, please click here.

Please consider organizing a charitable drive - with your friends, family, church, work organization, book club, or any other group - to collect any of our needs, or make a collective cash donation so that we can care for our clients this Holiday Season (and year round!). If you intend on organizing a drive, please let us know by filling out this form.

We prefer new items, but we will accept items that are clean and gently used.

All donations may be delivered to our donation sorting facility at the Youth Resource Center, 888 South 400 West, Salt Lake City.



Volunteer Service Projects

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We have several opportunities to volunteer this holiday season. Click on the link above to see various options and commit to any of these opportunities.

For further information, please contact Jayme Anderson, Director of Volunteer Services, at jayme.anderson@voaut.org.

These opportunities will be limited to persons 18 years or older.


Our Holiday Registry

We ask that you let us know about any charitable drives that you are intending on running. This allows us to be prepared for an influx of donations, and have the appropriate staffing to assist you.

Please fill out this form if you are intending on running a charitable drive for donations.

All donations may be delivered to our donation sorting facility at the Youth Resource Center, 888 South 400 West, Salt Lake City.

Winter Warmth Needs

  • New Men's & Women's Underwear
  • New Women's Bras, Sports Bras, & Bralettes
  • Athletic Shorts (all sizes)
  • XXL or Larger Masculine Clothing
  • Long & Short-Sleeved T-Shirts (Masculine & Feminine - all sizes)
  • Feminine Clothing - all sizes
  • Athletic/Walking Shoes
  • Belts (Men's & Women's)
  • Denim Pants (Men's & Women's - all sizes)
  • Hoodies (Men's & Women's - all sizes)
  • Casual Shoes (Men's & Women's - all sizes)

Winter Warmth Needs

  • Hand & Toe Warmers
  • Winter Boots - all sizes
  • Socks
  • Winter Hats
  • Winter Gloves
  • Thermals (shirts, pants, underwear - all sizes)
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Tarps
  • Flashlights
  • Men's Sweatpants & Sweatshirts
  • Scarves
  • Children's Underwear

Self-Care Christmas Needs

  • Self-soothing kits
  • Bibles
  • Stress Ball
  • Colored Pencils
  • Filled Holiday Stockings
  • Lotion
  • Essential Oils
  • Gum
  • Mints
  • Self-Affirmation Cards
  • Face Masks
  • Slippers
  • Bath Bombs
  • Headphones
  • Make-up Brushes
  • Curling Irons
  • Hair Dryers
  • Phone Chargers
  • Board Games

Household Items

  • Small Christmas Stockings with Toys
  • Laundry Baskets
  • Plastic Storage Bins
  • 3 Drawer Bins
  • Hangers
  • Bedroom Rugs
  • Door Length Mirrors
  • Twin Bedding
  • Towels
  • Lysol Wipes
  • Brooms
  • Swiffers
  • Garbage Cans
  • Kitchen Supplies

Transportation Needs

  • U-Bike Locks
  • Bus Tokens
  • UTA Passes
  • Bike Repair Kits
  • Monthly Bus Passes

Gracious Gift Card Needs

$5, $10, $15, $20, etc. gift cards to the following:

  • Home Depot
  • Fast and affordable food (where no tipping is required)
  • Movie Theatres
  • Walmart
  • Smith's
  • Trader Joe's
  • Visa/American Express pre-paid cards
  • Aquarium, sporting events, or other recreational activities
  • Target

Kids/Youth Creative Christmas Needs

  • Gel Pens
  • Mechanical Pencils
  • Folders
  • Acrylic Paint
  • Clear glue
  • Glitter
  • Borax
  • Water Colors & Paintbrushes
  • Heavy Paper
  • Pens & Paper
  • Coloring Books
  • Chalkboard Paint
  • Notebooks
  • School Supplies
  • Planners & Calendars
  • Stamps

Holiday Hygiene Needs

  • Hair Brushes
  • Bobbi Pins
  • Reading Glasses
  • Wet Wipes
  • Children's Diapers
  • Shower Caps
  • Q-Tips
  • Nail Clippers
  • Nail Care
  • Makeup Wipes
  • Facial Care Items
  • Toilet Paper
  • Paper Towels
  • Travel Size Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Hair Gel
  • Flip Flops
  • Body Spray
  • Chapstick
  • Bobby Pins
  • Hair Brushes
  • Natural Hair Products (curling lotion, wave lotion)
  • Wave caps (do-rags)

All donations may be delivered to our donation sorting facility at the Youth Resource Center, 888 South 400 West, Salt Lake City.

We ask that you let us know about any charitable drives that you are intending on running. This allows us to be prepared for an influx of donations, and have the appropriate staffing to assist you.

Please fill out this form if you are intending on running a charitable drive for donations.


We are unable to accept the following: used underwear, clothing in poor condition (dirty, torn, tattered, or otherwise damaged), large and small appliances, computers, mattresses, pillows, construction materials, flammable materials, car seats, electronics - including televisions or small appliances, or any other material over 75 pounds. Though we are unable to take these types of donations, there are other local organizations that may be able to.

For the health and safety of our clients we only accept canned and packaged food in original packaging. All food must be in good condition with original food label intact, and not past the expiration date.

To meet health & safety requirements, we cannot accept food from catering events that has been set out for serving. We can accept food that has not been opened or previously served.