Give the gift of learning!

Your generosity can equip more than 8,000 children in eastern Missouri with the tools they need for a successful school year, both inside and outside of the classroom. Supplies benefit children, teens and families in Youth In Need’s early learning programs, youth residential programs, foster care case management, school-based counseling and homeless street outreach.

There are options for everybody to support our clients’ success this school year:

  • Purchase items directly from Youth In Need’s Amazon Wish List
  • Collect items from the general Adopt-A-Class Wish List
  • Make a 100% tax-deductible cash donation by completing the donation form below, and let us do the shopping for things like backpacks, art supplies and hygiene items

By supporting our Adopt-A-Class drive, you will be directly helping the thousands of children and families that Youth In Need serves. To discuss the best fit for you, the biggest needs, or if you have any questions, please contact Landon Porter, Development Director, by email or at 636-238-8801.

Wish List


  • Backpacks (all ages)
  • Two-pocket folders
  • Notebooks/loose leaf paper
  • Binders
  • Pencil pouches/cases
  • Permanent markers
  • Calculators (regular, graphing, scientific)
  • Ink pens (various colors)
  • Index cards


  • Play-Doh
  • Crayons and colored pencils
  • Chalk
  • Markers (washable, highlighters, dry erase)
  • Art supplies (paint, paintbrushes, canvases, glitter)
  • Scissors
  • Construction paper
  • Glue (sticks and bottles)
  • Bubbles

& More

  • Baby wipes
  • Diapers (all sizes; size 5 & 6 most needed)
  • Facial tissue, paper towels, toilet paper
  • Household cleaning supplies (multipurpose cleaning spray, laundry detergent, dish soap, etc.)
  • Hygiene supplies
  • Clothes (all infant, child and adult sizes)