Homeless and at-risk youth travel light out of necessity, and they often come to our facility after sudden crises or trauma.

Tumbleweed provides emergent supplies including hygiene items, school supplies, clothing, and transportation passes. The following items are especially helpful and immediately useful:

  • Food:
    • Easy open/microwave ready/single-serve meals
    • Pasta and sauces
    • Canned fruit
    • Canned chili and soup, noodle cups
    • Bottled Water
    • Granola bars/trail mix/snack packs
  • Hygiene items:
    • New socks
    • New underwear – briefs in size medium and large
    • Full-size shampoo, conditioner, lotion & soap
  • Also helpful:
    • Handwarmers
    • Foot powder
    • Backpacks
    • MET bus passes, 1-ride and 10-ride