Pear Builds Positive Relationships with Homeless and Transitional Youth

Needs

Safe Space Needs

  • Non-dairy (dry) creamer, green tea, herbal tea
  • Bus tickets
  • First aid supplies/kits
  • Pantry Items: broths, soups, bulk beans, rice and other staples, nuts, oils and vinegars, dairy (milk and cheese), protein of any kind, sugar, broth, rice, beans
  • Gift certificates to Rite-Aid, Whole Foods, Fred Meyer & True Value Hardware (to meet daily needs from milk to first-aid supplies to light bulbs!)
  • Lunch Program: coordinate with staff for daily need
  • Honey and sugar
  • Microwave
  • Cough drops
  • Dental floss
  • Two comfy chairs for the p:ear library
  • Tampons and hair-ties
  • Hair clippers

Education Needs

  • Sponsor a youth taking the GED at $125
  • Spiral notebooks/journals
  • Backpacks
  • Calculators, rulers, pens, compasses, etc.
  • Financial scholarships for further education
  • Gift certificates to Office Depot and Powell's Books

Art Needs

  • Gift certificates to Michael’s or Dick Blick
  • Acrylic paints
  • Inks/watercolors
  • Brushes
  • Gesso, canvas and frames
  • Beading and sewing supplies
  • Scissors, glues, glitters
  • Markers and gel pens

Recreation Needs

  • Sponsor a rec trip at $500 (contact nathan@pearmentor.org)
  • Lunch for rec trip $75 (or gift card to New Seasons)
  • 700x18-25mm presta valve bike inner tubes
  • Functional rain pants, jackets, shells (new or used)
  • Gift cards to REI, Sellwood Cycles, (bike or outdoor recreation stores)
  • Climbing chalk and bags
  • Cycling gloves

Transition Needs

  • Cleaning supplies and basic kitchen items