Wednesday, July 28th, 2021

On Your Way Up needs used clothing, more

Posted: Friday, June 26, 2020

The “On Your Way Up” incentive store offered by the Youth Services Bureau of Huntington County (YSB) is in need of gently used, clean infant and children clothing up to size five.

“We are in desperate need of infant and toddler boy’s spring and summer clothes. We also need children’s hangers. Other items that are always needed are diapers, baby wipes, safety items and educational toys,” said Sarah Brunner, YSB staff.

“The items in the store are obtained with points that the parents earn by making healthy life choices for themselves and their children. These activities include, well-baby check-ups, attending parenting classes, participating in story hour, etc.,” commented Ira Bencun, program coordinator.

Gently used clothing can also be exchanged at the store. In 2019, over 75 families utilized the program. To make a donation, contact the office at (260) 356-9681 to schedule a time. Monetary donations are tax deductible and can be mailed to Youth Services Bureau, 1344 Maple Drive, Huntington. Due to the liability concerns, used car seats and baby furniture cannot be accepted. Please realize the agency can only accept items geared for children and do not have the capability to accept adult clothing, household items, etc.

To learn more about the program or other programs offered by the Youth Services Bureau contact the office, or email questions to Visit our webpage at