Youth & Shelter Services, Inc.

Donate to YSS

There are many ways you can help us meet the needs of youth and families in your community. You can target your gift to a particular program, and YSS will provide documentation for tax purposes. 

You May:

Create a planned gift

Donate goods

Mentor a child

Volunteer your time

Hold a fundraising event for YSS

Give through Endow Iowa

Donate now online*





Your gift will help:

A young mother and baby move into a Lighthouse transitional living center
An at-risk youth receive counseling and stay in school
Place a young child with a loving foster family
Change a life by helping YSS serve youth and families...
Make a gift today!

There are several ways you can make a difference:

Please mail donations of cash, checks, and money orders payable to:

420 Kellogg Avenue, Ames Iowa 50010 


Accountability and Transparency

As a charity, Youth & Shelter Services, Inc. holds itself accountable to its donors, the public, and all who have a stake in helping. the next generation soar to a brighter future. Each year, audited financial statements have been examined and reported, without qualification, by independent auditors. The YSS Audit, as prepared by Houston & Seeman, PC of Boone, Iowa, is available upon request from our Fiscal Office. Youth & Shelter Services, Inc. is listed in the Iowa Register of Accountability and is committed to the Iowa Principles and Practices for Charitable Non-profit Excellence.


YSS is a 501 (c) (3)  not for profit entity.    For Federal Government Employees who are interested in giving, the YSS Combined Federal Campaign Number is 15105. 

* YSS has partnered with Blackbaud Merchant Services to provide secure credit card transactions through GeoTrust. If you have any questions, please contact Roberta or call  (515) 233-3141.




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