Duffle Bags for Youth

Good Shepherd is collecting duffle bags and filling them with items for youth in crisis. Valley Youth House is an emergency shelter that serves counties throughout eastern Pennsylvania including Luzerne and Lackawanna. Youth come to the shelter due to abuse, conflict in the home, homelessness, and many other reasons.  Upon arrival at the shelter they have little or no belongings to bring with them. Often when they leave the shelter they have to take any belongings they have in trash bags. Our goal is to make these youth feel valued by providing needed items and duffle bags for their belongings.

 You can help by purchasing and donating new items from the list below. If you prefer to let us do the shopping you can also make a donation. Items can be placed in the bins provided in the Narthex. Monetary donations can be placed in a green envelope marked “Duffle Bags”.

 Items needed:

• Duffle Bags approximately 20 to 25 inches long

• T-Shirts

• Sweat Pants

• Leggings

• Pajamas

• Underwear

• Socks

• Shampoo

• Conditioner

• Body Wash

• Re-usable water bottles

(Clothing sizes for youth age 12-17)