Wish List
These kids need resources to get off the street and enter the workforce. We provide what is needed for these kids to be safe and work toward becoming self-sufficient. You may contact us for more ways to help: kathy@buildfutures.org

Help us help them by donating something from our wish list.

Our youth client list is over 350 and growing.

  • Subsidize rent short term -
  • Provide basic needs -

There is no housing available for the youth we serve. We provide housing to take these kids off the street, often the same day.

Donations in any denomination for the monthly expenses are greatly needed.


  • 30 Day Pass - $69
  • 10 One-day Passes - $45
  • 1 One-day Pass - $4.50
The Orange County bus system is the only way our youth can get around to jobs, housing and services.

Bus passes can be purchased at Ralphs.


  • Initial phone equipment - $50
  • Monthly phone service - $30
It is important for us to be able to contact our youth to connect with jobs, housing, services and basic needs.

The best means is for them to have a cell phone.


  • Housing and services for 1 month - $540
With the desperate need for housing, we are in need of a group or an individual to hold a fundraising event that would raise money to provide basic needs and emergency housing to our youth.


  • 6 months - $3240
A donation of $ 3,000 will provide housing for 1 youth for six months.

This will allow time to help them become self sufficient by obtaining a job and allow them to enroll in an academic or vocational program.

  • Food Cards - $10-$15
Homeless youth need money for food. We try to have food packs; but, food cards allow the youth to eat a hot meal. We recommend food cards from Subway, Burger King and McDonalds, etc. in increments of $10 to $50.

  • Gift Cards - $20-$100
Homeless youth do not have money for personal items. Wal-Mart, Target and Kohl’s, etc. cards allow the youth to purchase underwear, socks, personal items, soap, toothpaste and other necessities. We recommend increments of $20 to $100

  • Laptop - $500
New or used laptop computers are needed for school and training sessions for youth and volunteers as well as access to the Internet at retailers that provide free WIFI for job search and school work. Average cost: $500.00.