How to Donate

Here are some ways to make a financial gift:

  • Online:

  • By Check: Please make checks out to “ROOTS” and send to:

    ROOTS Young Adult Shelter
    1415 NE 43rd Street
    Seattle, WA 98105

  • Over the Phone: Give us a call at 206-632-1635 to make a donation over the phone.

Corporate Giving and Sponsorship

Please check with your organization to see if they match charitable donations (cash or hours volunteered) and indicate so on our online form. Learn more about Employer Matching. For corporate sponsorship opportunities or to attend this year's ROOTS Rise Up Luncheon, please get in touch with Kristen at kristen@rootsinfo.org.

More Ways to Give

We would be delighted to accept bequests, gifts of appreciated stock, or be included in your estate planning inquiries. Please contact ROOTS for more information at 206-632-1635.

Amazon Smile

Donate while shopping online through AmazonSmile where .5% of eligible purchases is donated to ROOTS!

Choose “ROOTS Young Adult Shelter” as your charity at smile.amazon.com.

Visit our Amazon Wish List page to shop for items our guests need, and have them shipped directly to ROOTS.

In-Kind Donations

Please visit our Wish List to view current needs.

Visit our Amazon Wish List page for more items we need, and to ship them directly to ROOTS.

*Please note – because we have received so many clothing donations recently, we request that only clothing donations that are larger adult sizes, seasonally-appropriate, and in good condition be donated to ROOTS.

Vehicle Donations

Click here to find out more about donating a vehicle to benefit ROOTS.

Directions on how to find ROOTS may be found here. We prefer being notified via telephone before you drop off donations.

Host a Drive

Check out our Wish List for current needs, and host a drive at your local school, library, drugstore, or supermarket! Please email us for more information.

For more information on how to make a financial gift to ROOTS, please email our Development Manager, Kristen Lound at kristen@rootsinfo.org.



ROOTS Young Adult Shelter wouldn’t be able to open our doors each night without volunteers!  Our volunteers do work each day that is essential to carrying out the mission of ROOTS.

Volunteers are needed to help set up and clean up shelter areas, prepare and serve meals, hand out supplies, supervise and enforce program guidelines, and interact and build positive relationships with guests.  If you’re looking for a volunteer opportunity that is fun, rewarding, and beneficial to young people, look no further!

Check out the variety of different opportunities for volunteering here.



Shelter volunteers and overnight volunteers must be at least 18 years old.  Breakfast and Dinner Prep volunteers may bring minors as long as they are directly supervised.


In order to help maintain a sense of stability and consistency for our guest population, all in-shelter volunteers must commit to volunteering a minimum of one morning, evening, or overnight shift, once a week for 6 months.


We require all volunteers to attend a volunteer orientation and complete a background check and application prior to volunteering at ROOTS. All of our in-shelter volunteers are required to attend three free trainings within their first three months with ROOTS: conflict de-escalation, anti-oppression 101 and the University District Service Providers Alliance training, “The Ropes: Understanding and Engaging Youth Homelessness.” Click here to learn more about required trainings. Visit our calendar to find our training schedule.



Thank you to all who support ROOTS. Your gifts are serving almost 600 young people every year and underwriting the largest shelter for them in the state of Washington. To learn more about corporate giving at ROOTS, please contact our Development Manager Kristen Lound at kristen@rootsinfo.org or 206-632-1635.



Thomas V. Giddens Jr. Foundation

The Norcliffe Foundation

Gibson Family Foundation

Shapiro Family Foundation

Fales Foundation

The Mick Lamb Foundation


Legacy Sponsor

Shelter Sponsor

Bed Sponsor

Blanket Sponsor

Assumption Catholic Church

Pillow Sponsor

Christ Episcopal Church

University Business Center

Community Partners

To learn more about corporate giving at ROOTS, please contact our Development Manager Kristen Lound at kristen@rootsinfo.org or 206-632-1635.