Give Financial Support


Your donations are what allow The Gate Youth Association to thrive in our community. All contributions help to benefit the progress of this non-profit organization. Whether you wish to contribute a monetary donation or simply become a part of the organization and give your time, it is your generosity that keeps The Gate alive in the community.

Online giving option:


Make a Donation Become a Monthly Donor

Mail contributions or deliver to:

The Gate Youth Association
PO Box 453
1501 Monmouth Street
Independence, Oregon 97351

Volunteering at The Gate

Since its beginning, The Gate Youth Association has been a largely volunteer-run organization. Today we have up to 90 volunteers. From our board of directors to our craft table staff, we value the leaders who stand alongside us as we all work diligently together to carry out our vision and mission.

A few ways to be involved with The Gate…

Share Your Passion

Share your passion with a teen or group of them. From crafts and 3-D printing to cooking and baking. Volleyball and basketball are other activities that are popular! If there is something you are passionate about and want to share with the youth of our community, please contact us! 

Equip Your with Skills of Adulthood

On-line checking, taxes, car maintenance, budgeting and saving for retirement, to name a few

Be a Friend and Model Unconditional Love

Be a listener, resource navigator, mentor, or homework accountability point person to a youth.

Lead Youth in Serving Others and Our Community

Garden projects, making new friends at the care center next door, or cooking a community breakfast on Saturday mornings at The Gate

Other Ways to Help
  • Cook with or for teens
  • Assist with one-time events
  • Lend us your professional knowledge/wisdom
  • Mentor a student in your vocation or profession
  • Nurture the flower beds around The Gate
Contact us to learn more Volunteer Application

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