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Fund a Child's Dream

Youth Advantage's mission is funded solely through the generosity of financial donations. Please consider making a financial gift today to fund a child's dream.

  • $500 funds a family (whose income qualifies their children for the Federal free lunch program) for one year of extracurricular activities.
  • $250 funds a family (whose income qualifies their children for the Federal reduced-fee lunch program) for one year of extracurricular activities.
  • $200 funds one child [whose parent/guardian(s) income qualifies the child for the Federal free lunch program] for one year of extracurricular activities.
  • $100 funds one child [whose parent/guardian(s) income qualifies the child for the Federal reduced-fee lunch program] for one year of extracurricular activities.
  • $50 funds one child [whose parent/guardian(s) income qualifies the child for the Federal reduced-fee lunch program] for one activity.

Donations can be made through our secure, online donation organization givemn.org (see information above)  or can be mailed to:

Youth Advantage
P.O. Box 11
Stillwater, MN 55082

Youth Advantage is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization so your donation is tax deductible. A receipt for your donation will be mailed to you.


EQUIPMENT DONATIONS NEEDED!

YOUTH ADVANTAGE is currently seeking the donation of the followng gently-used equipment:

  • Musical equipment (violin, viola, cello-tenor, cello-baritone, bass violin, guitar, flute, clarinet, saxophone-alto, saxophone,-tenor, saxophone- baritone, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, cornet, trombone, french horn, baritone, tuba, and drum kit)
  • TI-83 graphing calculators
  • Youth athletic equipment (baseball and softball gloves; baseball pants; baseball, softball and soccer cleats; soccer and basket balls; tennis rackets; ice skates; hockey equipment; football pants, cleats & arm and hand protectors) Click here for a full list of athletic equipment needs.

Your donation of gently-used equipment is greatly appreciated! We will have a team of volunteers ready to spiff up the equipment you donate so the children who receive the equipment can feel PROUD of and EXCITED over the equipment. If your equipment has seen better days and can't be restored to like-new condition, please consider this before donating it.

DROP OFFICE LOCATIONS

  • Feel free to drop your equipment off at our office (5901 Omaha Ave. N., Oak Park Heights) on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.
  • Valley Dance & Arts, 1560 Frontage Rd, Stillwater (located in the Valley Ridge Mall-- use the same entrance as the DMV). HOURS OF OPERATION:  T, TH, F 10 a.m.- 12 p.m. and M, TH 4:30- 8:00 p.m.   Collection box is located inside main entrance door.
  • Or call 651-214-9799 to arrange for our Equipment Manager, Dan Ridgway, to pick up the equipment from your home or office in the Stillwater area.


Thank you Barry Manilow and Xcel Energy Center for the donation of musical instruments to Youth Advantage! April 2012



The rain didn't stop us!

Sunday, August 21, 2016 Thank you so much for everyone who attended the Stairs of Stillwater walk yesterday! Despite the rainy morning, there were smiles everywhere and the volunteers along the route who were serving as crossing guards and route guides said they didn't hear anyone complain about the weather. As mentioned previously, we Minnesotans are a hearty bunch and make the most of every day no matter what weather is thrown our way. We appreciate your support!

Donating is easy and secure and can be done in less than 5 minutes.

       

Click on the blue DONATE NOW button to the left of these instructions, which will direct you to our GiveMN account.            

Find the green MAKE A DONATION on the right side of the screen. 

  • Select the amount you wish to donate, or enter any amount in the white box. 
  • Select the donation occurrence from the drop down list.  You can select to donate one time, weekly, monthly, or annually.
  • Click the green DONATE button.
  • Confirm the amount, donation occurrence and enter payment information.

    You are allowed to donate without setting up an account. However, the first time you donate on GiveMN.org, there will be an opportunity to add your email address and create a GiveMN account. This is done by checking the white box immediately after the payment information is entered. This account allows you to view your donations, donate to other organizations in Minnesota and print off any tax documents.           

  • Accept the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy by checking the white box.
  •  Click the green DONATE NOW button to complete the transaction.

Thank you Barry Manilow and Xcel Energy Center for the donation of musical instruments to Youth Advantage! April 2012. Mr. Manilow "tweeted" about the donation (see his tweeted photo and caption on left).