Beyond Emancipation

Wish List

Donated items provide youth with the things they need to transition into adulthood.

To donate items, please contact Julia Lakes at (510) 667-7686 or While we appreciate your donations very much, we cannot accept them without prior arrangements. Thank you for your understanding.

Food Pantry

Many of our clients know first-hand what it is like to experience hunger. We keep a small pantry in our office stocked with nonperishable, single-serve, easy to prepare food items so that when a youth tells us they haven’t eaten lately, we can offer them a little something.


We welcome each new resident to our transitional housing program with a starter kit of basic toiletries. We also keep an emergency supply of toiletry items on hand. Some of the essential items (travel size preferred) needed:

  • Shampoo and conditioner, soap, razors, shaving cream, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, dental floss, lotion
  • New towels
  • Laundry baskets

Other Items

  • Gift cards – Target, Walmart, Safeway, Starbucks, etc.
  • Transit passes (AC Transit or BART)
  • Movie tickets
  • Diapers
  • Flash drives
  • Ear buds
  • Cell phone chargers & battery packs
  • Umbrellas
  • Laptop Computers – new or gently used, in working condition with newer operating systems,
  • Business Clothing – new or gently used job interview and work-appropriate clothing for men and women
  • Coats
  • New, in-package socks and underwear
  • Suitcases