Wanting to Give Back to the Yakima Valley Community?


There are many different places to give back and it doesn't just have to happen on Giving Tuesday. The holiday season is rough for everyone and anything that you are able to provide, even if it's sharing the information on your social media or making a day that you, your friends and family donate time or supplies is greatly appreciated.



We would be honored if you would consider a donation in support of our Partner With Youth Campaign to help ensure that as the YMCA of Yakima works to return to full capacity, we will be ready. Your gift will truly make a positive impact in the lives of the kids and families we serve.



A donation to the YWCA helps getting those in need shelter, safety, comfort and beyond. You can donate monetarily or begin training to assist someone when they need it most

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Pegasus Project

Horse Riding Lessons in Yakima
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Walking is a privilege that a lot of us take for granted. Imagine you aren't able to walk anymore BUT you are still able to ride a horse in a controlled environment. Perhaps your child is seeking therapy and loves animals. This spot does so much for so many. Donate at anytime, even find the latest volunteer options

Pegasus Project is looking to hire a PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor to teach a couple days a week. Full-time position is a possibility if desired. Please email resume to admin@pegasusrides.com.

Rod's House

A teen staring at their laptop
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This is the spot for teens and youth who don't have a home to go to.

Vision: Rod's House envisions an END to youth homelessness in the Yakima Valley. To break the cycle of homelessness we will engage volunteers, donors, and the community to ensure young people's basic human needs are met and that they have a safe, stable home; permanent, positive connections; meaningful education and employment opportunities; behavioral and physical healthcare; and supports that reinforce their individual abilities.


What Rod's House Urgently Needs

  • Individually packaged snacks
  • New underwear
  • Individually packaged juice, sports drinks, or water
  • Shampoo and conditioner

Items Rod's House Always Needs

  • Individually packaged snacks
  • Bus tickets
  • Blankets
  • Travel/hiking can openers
  • Makeup
  • Nail clippers
  • Ace wraps
  • Large bandages
  • 1-2 person waterproof tents
  • Thick and waterproof sleeping bags
  • Unused tarps
  • Hiking/travel backpacks

Food You Could Donate to Rod's House

  • Individual size and jugs of juice that do not need to be refrigerated
  • Individual snacks (trail mix, jerky, nuts, fruit snacks, corn nuts)
  • Peanut butter
  • Rice Krispy Treats
  • Canned tuna or chicken
  • Ravioli
  • Pop-top canned meals

Hygiene Products Rod's House Needs

  • Deodorant
  • Mouthwash
  • Body wash
  • Full-size bottles of shampoo and conditioner
  • Hairbrushes, bobby pins
  • Sunblock
  • Lip balm
  • Tampons
  • Hygiene wipes
  • Shaving cream

Rod's House Men's Clothing Donation Items

  • Men's shoes
  • Boxers and boxer briefs (no "speedo" briefs)
  • White undershirts, tank tops
  • Waterproof jackets
  • Belts (all sizes)
  • Ankle socks

Rod's House Women's Clothing Needs

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  • Women’s shoes
  • Bikini-style underwear, especially size small
  • Bras and sports bras (all sizes)
  • Leggings
  • Waterproof jackets
  • Ankle socks

Rod's House Request for Cleaning Supplies and Paper Products

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  • Latex gloves
  • Toilet paper
  • Plastic forks
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Grocery bags
  • Gallon-sized freezer bags
  • Dishwasher soap

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