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Below is a list of items that we need for the upcoming Pop-Up Drop-In for youth facing homelessness in our region.  We can also use CUPCAKES and homemade COOKIES (bagged in ziplock bags, 4-6 per bag) for our cupcake walk.  Nonperishables can be dropped off at Papeterie Stationery & Gifts in Stony Point Shopping Center (near Good Foods Grocery & Einstein's Bagels).  If you are making cupcakes, please email Natalie for drop-off/pick up arrangements.  Thank you so much!


These are items we know are valued by youth facing homelessness. We hope to have at least 20 packs to share.

  • Earbuds

  • Phone chargers (mostly Android)

  • Sketch books (9x6-inch/5x7-inch)

  • Colored pencil sets

  • Journals (Moleskin are nice.)

  • Colored pen sets (med & fine point)

  • Laundry detergent pods

  • $3.00 in quarters



  • Sturdy backpacks

  • Water bottles

  • NEW Socks (men, women)

  • NEW Undies (men, women)

  • Travel size toothpaste

  • Mini hand sanitizers

  • Toilet paper

  • Lip balm (we love EOS)


$5 - $10 Gift Cards

  • WalMart           

  • Kroger             

  • McDonald’s  

  • Starbucks

  • Food Lion

  • Target


  • Boxes of cereal (regular size)

  • Shelf-stable milk/chocolate milk

  • Canned pastas (with pop tops)

  • Peanut butter

  • Jelly (plastic bottles)

  • Granola bars



Hundreds of youth in the Richmond region face homelessness & unstable housing. There are few resources to serve them. Advocates for Richmond Youth join Change the World RVA & other providers to host quarterly Pop-up Drop-In Centers:  One day and place where these youth can find services and support.



You may simply drop off items by August 24th at Bon Air United Methodist Church (1645 Buford Rd) or Papeterie Fine Stationery & Gifts (3045 Stony Point Rd., near Good Foods Grocery & Toys That Teach).


You may also order items online and have them shipped to Natalie May.  (Please email her for her address:


Or, you may make a cash donation with a memo:  “Pop Up.”  We can buy many items at a discount.  Mail to Change the World RVA, PO Box 3562, Richmond, VA 23235 or donate here, using any yellow PayPal button on our site.



Thank you!

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