Delivering food, housing, and health services to people living with chronic illnesses, including HIV and AIDS

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Urgent Needs

Help meet a need, right now.

We welcome individual in-kind donations. Help meet the immediate needs of people with HIV/AIDS and other chronic conditions with the following donations of material goods.

Homeless Youth Sock Drive
Our Prevention​ and Education department distributes clean socks along with safe sex materials to Seattle's homeless youth population​. When youth receive the socks, they are much more open to receiving HIV prevention​ messages. Check out our Amazon Wish List.

Food Donations
Chicken Soup Brigade, our food program, distributes hundreds of meals and grocery bags a month to our clients who are facing chronic illnesses. It is thanks to generous donors, such as you, that we can pack grocery bags full of nutritious and medically appropriate foods. We are in need of healthful food donations including, but not limited to:

  • Fresh, frozen or canned fruits, vegetables and lean meats
  • Nuts, granola, dried fruit
  • Whole grain cereals
  • Brown rice, quinoa, couscous, and other whole grains
  • Canned or dried beans, lentils
  • Canned soups and chilis low in sodium
  • Ensure/Boost/Carnation instant breakfast
  • Peanut/almond butters with no partially hydrogenated oils

To arrange pick-up or delivery please contact Bethany at 206-957-1651.

Clothing and Housewares
When you are cleaning out your closet or planning a big move, consider donating your clothing or household goods to our thrift store. Located in Capitol Hill, the Lifelong Thrift Store is always accepting donations of gently worn clothing, shoes, furniture and household items.

We thank you for helping to meet the emergency needs of our clients. If you have questions about a donation, contact us at (206) 957-1600 or send us a message