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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
  • New or gently used youth athletic equipment (especially high-quality name brands)

DROP OFFICE LOCATIONS

  • Feel free to drop your equipment off at our office (904 Fourth St. S., Suite 300 in Stillwater-- behind Healing Within Accupuncture; our office is on the the south side of the building. Our door faces the parking lot.) on Tuesdays or Thursdays between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • 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.

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.

Volunteer Opportunities at Youth Advantage

Youth Opportunities

  • Organize an equipment donation drive. We are in need of new and gently-used athletic and musical equipment (see Donate tab for specifics). Email or call to learn more!
  • Volunteer on a weekly or bi-monthly basis at Youth Advantage where you will help make the gently-used equipment look like new so that the child who needs it feels excitement and pride when he/she wears it for the first time. Once the equipment has been spiffed up, we need help organizing the equipment on our shelves.

Adult Opportunities

  • Volunteer on a weekly or bi-monthly basis at Youth Advantage assisting children in finding the equipment they need from our shelves of donated equipment. You will work one-on-one with the child and his/her parent in "shopping" our shelves for the equipment he/she needs for their activity. You will help the child find, fit, and check out the equipment that will enable the child to participate in the extracurricular activity!
  • If you want to volunteer and have something else in mind, please call us as we will never turn down a willing helper!


    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).