Youth Service Inc.

Help us help youth and families by taking part in the YSI Annual Holiday Giving Program

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed all of our lives in one way or another. For children and families in the programs offered by YSI, the impact has been intense; however, all of our programs continue to support them throughout these challenging times. As the holidays approach, we hope you are able to participate in YSI’s holiday giving program in one of the ways listed below. Make a contribution.

Last year with the help of our generous supporters, YSI was able to provide holiday gifts to over 180 households, which included 284 children in our various programs. This year, we hope to make the holiday season a happy one for even more of the individuals and families we serve.

To learn more about our programs and the communities your holiday donations will be directly impacting, read our program report.

Ways To Give

Holiday Gifts:

Our goal is to provide presents to 250 families and 650 children this holiday season! There are many ways to contribute. Please download, complete and return the Donor Participation form (click here) as soon as possible, in order for YSI to match you up with opportunities.

What types of gifts do our families ask for for the holidays?

Financial Contributions:

Make an online donation below, or mail a check to: Attn: Finance, Youth Service, Inc., 410 N. 34th Street, Philadelphia PA 19104. Supporters wishing to include YSI in their United Way designations can use donor choice #00139 (UW Greater Philadelphia & Southern New Jersey).

Questions about our Holiday Giving Program? Contact our Marketing Manager, Dan Brightcliffe:
215-222-3262. Ext 2029


$ 25

Allows us to purchase several books for a younger child.

$ 50

Allows us to purchase a gift card for a teen in need.

$ 75

Allows us to purchase staples for a family holiday dinner.

$ 100

Allows us to purchase gifts for two children.

$ 200

Allows us to purchase gifts for a larger family.

In-Kind Donations:

Amazon Smile

If you prefer to shop online, please click here to visit our Amazon Charity List and your donation will be delivered directly to our office. If you’d like to order items online outside of our list, you can ship them directly to our office by adding our shipping address: 410 N. 34th St. Philadelphia, PA 19104. If you need a YSI staff member to pick up your donation or would like to drop the donation off at our offices, contact our Marketing Manager, Dan Brightcliffe, at or 215-222-3262 to schedule.

Please note, Amazon does not release purchaser information to non-profits due to privacy concerns. If you order items off the Amazon Wishlist, please email with the order details, so your gift may be acknowledged appropriately. In the email, please include your name, your address, a description of the items purchased with their value (or a receipt for your order).ations and send donors a thank you/gift receipt letter.

About Us

Youth Service, Inc. (YSI) is a nonprofit organization that has provided immediate shelter and support services to Philadelphia’s children, youth and families for over 67 years. YSI offers unique programs and niche services throughout the city, including Philadelphia’s only crisis nursery program and the longest-standing shelter in the area for runaway and homeless teens. Through shelter, counseling and in-home support services, YSI reaches more than 5,000 clients annually, the majority of whom live below the poverty level.

Our Mission

YSI’s mission is to offer accessible, responsive, high-quality services to at-risk children and families. YSI is dedicated to providing community-based care, shelter and counseling to children, teens or families in crisis, as well as restoring self-sufficiency, cultivating responsible parenting, and helping to create a future of hope.

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