Pear Builds Positive Relationships with Homeless and Transitional Youth


Safe Space Needs

  • $125 for lunch for 50-60 youth
  • Bus tickets
  • Kitchen items: any dairy (milk, cheese, cream cheese, butter), meat and eggs, fruit, tea, fruit juice, Emergen-C, flours, rice
  • Gift certificates to Rite-Aid, Ace Hardware, New Seasons, Whole Foods, Fred Meyer & True Value Hardware (to meet daily needs from milk to first-aid supplies to light bulbs!)
  • Feminine hygiene products: tampons (no pads or panty liners)
  • Hair clippers, combs/brushes and hair-ties
  • Disposable razors and shaving cream
  • Deodorant, shampoo, lotion
  • Betadine Antiseptic, travel-size hand sanitizer
  • Travel size toothpaste
  • Moist towelettes
  • First Aid: Antibiotic Cream (preferably single packs), Medical Tape, Ace Bandages, Instant Cold Packs, gauze wraps and pads
  • Men's and women's boxer and underwear
  • Socks and sleeping bags

Education Needs

  • Sponsor a youth taking the GED at $125
  • Spiral notebooks/journals, college-ruled notebooks
  • Calculators, rulers, pens, compasses, etc.
  • Financial scholarships for further education
  • Gift certificates to Office Depot/Max, Ikea, Apple App Store and Powell's Books
  • Earbuds
  • USB thumb drives

Art Needs

  • Gift certificates to Michael’s or Dick Blick
  • Acrylic paints (preferably gallon size with pump)
  • Inks/watercolors
  • Brushes
  • New Frames and new Canvases
  • Scissors, glues
  • Paint pens
  • Guitar strings, Picks
  • Drum Sticks
  • 1/4" Chords
  • Sheet Music
  • Shakers
  • Gift Certs to Trade up Music, Musicans or Guitar Center.
  • 11" x 17" -100 point card stock in white, grey and black
  • 8.5" x 11"- 100 point card stock in varying colors
  • Black and white t-shirts in varying sizes (M, L, XL, 2XL) for silk screening
  • 8x12 sketch books

Recreation Needs

  • Bike stuff: 700x18-25mm presta valve bike inner tubes, patch kits and glue
  • Water-proof rain pants, jackets, shells (new or used)
  • Gift cards to REI, Sellwood Cycles, (bike or outdoor recreation stores)
  • Full finger cycling gloves
  • New Seasons gift cards for lunch on trips
  • Trekking poles

Transition Needs

  • Cleaning supplies and basic kitchen items (soap: bar, hand, dish, bleach, glass cleaner)
  • $20 purchases a new Birth Certificate, $39.50 gets an Oregon ID
  • Baby wipes
  • Gift cards to H&M, Ross, Fred Meyer for clothing who youth have have job interviews or work needs