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Multnomah County Donations: Shelter & outreach providers in Multnomah County are requesting winter gear in preparation for the winter season — for information on what to donate and where, visit our donations page!

Last updated: February 14, 2024

This page is updated in partnership with the Multnomah County Joint Office on Homeless Services. It is updated as 211info is informed of the donation needs of individual organizations.

Donate the right gear

Outreach providers need gear they can pass out now and to have in reserve during cold weather. Having the right gear staged in the right places before a crisis will help providers better focus on direct services and life-saving efforts in the moment. 

The specifications below are important, and we strongly encourage you to follow them closely. If the wrong items are dropped off, or even if the right items are dropped off at the wrong place, the logistical challenges that result can take away time and resources from keeping people fed, dry and safe. 

And some items, like home-cooked food, present health challenges around illnesses, allergies and germs — even from the most well-meaning donors — and can’t be accepted. In addition, volunteers and others working at shelter sites won’t have the capacity to track, clean and return food containers, flatware and other items left at shelter sites.

Some agencies are not accepting walk-in donation drop offs. Please contact the agency directly via their website to coordinate dropping off donations or visit their Amazon Wishlist to have donations shipped directly to the agency if walk-in hours are not specified.

If you are in Multnomah County and would like to be listed for donation requests on this page, please email [email protected]

Below are items currently being requested:

All Good Northwest
120 SE Market Street, Portland 97214
Requested items: Hygiene items: shampoo, deodorant, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, shaving cream; warm clothing, socks, underwear, coats, hats, gloves, blankets, pillows, towels; non-perishable “grab-n-go” pantry items.
Drop off hours: Monday-Friday 11am-4pm
Please call: 971-428-5498 or email [email protected] for drop-off coordination and instructions.

Blanchet House of Hospitality
310 NW Glisan Street, Portland 97209
Requested items: Warm and waterproof adult items for outdoor sleeping, adult-size jackets, hats, gloves, socks, men’s sweatpants, and men’s sweatshirts. Sign up here to volunteer to make sack lunches or care kits.
Drop off hours: Walk in Monday-Saturday 8am-10:30am and 1:30-4pm
Amazon Wish List

Cascadia Health
Requested items:
Sleeping bags, tents, hand and feet warmers, jackets/coats (all sizes), socks (larger sizes)
Drop off hours: Please order through Amazon Wish List below
Amazon Wish List (requires logging in to an Amazon account)

CityTeam
526 SE Grand Avenue, Portland 97214
Requested items: Warm socks for adults, men’s & women’s clothing, blankets, and towels
Drop off hours: Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Amazon Wish List

Do Good
Requested items: Sweatpants and sweatshirts (all sizes), new underwear (all genders and sizes), socks, bath towels, pillows & blankets, twin sheet sets. Toiletries (deodorant, razors & shaving cream, shampoo & conditioner, toothbrushes, dental floss, mouthwash, soap & body wash). Accepts gift cards to local or online stores.
Drop off hours: Please email [email protected] for drop off instructions.
Amazon Wish List

Impact NW
10055 E Burnside Street, Portland 97216
Requested items: Thick socks, Waterproof/resistant gloves or mittens (preferably dark colors/black), waterproof/resistant winter coats (adults, all sizes), sleeping bags and warm blankets, waterproof/resistant hats (preferably dark colors/black), knit hats (preferably dark colors/black), tarps (preferably brown, dark colors), hand warmers, rain ponchos
Drop off hours: Walk in Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm
Amazon Wish List -Essential Household Items
Amazon Wish List -Emergency Items for people living outdoors

Janus Youth Programs
Requested items: Varies by site. Please review individual program requests here.
Drop off hours:
Varies by site. Please contact individual sites to coordinate donation drop off.

JOIN
Requested items: Tents, tarps, sleeping bags, coats, jackets, socks, hats, gloves, hand warmers. Please read below about temporary suspension of in-person drop off and see link to Amazon Wish List (also listed below) to order items and have them delivered directly to JOIN.
Drop off hours: Temporarily suspended collecting donations in person as we monitor COVID-19 cases. Still accepting donations for survival gear via Amazon Wish List.
Amazon Wish List

NW Pilot Project
Requested items: 4-piece dish sets, pots, pans, sauce pans, mugs, can openers, serving spoons, microwaves, hot pads and other kitchen items (used or new). New twin, full, and queen sheets, blankets, quilts, and pillows. Shampoo, bars of soap, warm socks, and hats. Accepts gift cards to Fred Meyer and Safeway.
Drop off hours: Monday-Wednesday 9am-4pm, Thursday 1pm-4pm. Please contact [email protected] to arrange the drop-off of your donation.
Amazon Wish List

Our Just Future (Formerly Human Solutions)
7740 SE Powell Boulevard, Portland 97206
Requested items: Adult and children’s coats, boots, gloves, scarves, beanies, new socks and underwear of all sizes. Hygiene items such as soap/body wash, shampoo, conditioner, brushes, combs. Bedding, blankets, and fitted sheets. Diapers, baby wipes, and baby wash. Some craft supplies accepted as well.
Drop off hours: Walk in Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Path Home (Formerly Portland Homeless Family Solutions)
6220 SE 92nd Avenue, Portland 97266
Requested items: Baby formula, diapers, shampoo & conditioner (Shea Moisture brand), body wash, Trimet HOP passes, and Amazon Wish List items below. 
Drop off hours:
Monday-Saturday 9am-7pm. For questions upon arrival, please contact 971-409-1766. If you have more than two bags/boxes of items, please schedule a drop off time by contacting Ali Duncan 503-504-5902.
Amazon Wish List

Portland Rescue Mission-Burnside Shelter
111 W Burnside Street, Portland 97209
Requested items:  Blankets, warm jackets, raincoats, pants, hats, socks, shoes, and gloves. Travel-sized body wash, soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, and other personal hygiene items. Food items also accepted.
Drop off hours: 24 hours per day / 7 days per week
Contact: 503-647-7466 or [email protected] for drop-off information

Portland Rescue Mission-Shepherd’s Door
13207 NE Halsey Street, Portland 97230
Requested items: Women’s and children’s clothing, linens in new or nearly new condition (twin sheets, comforters, pillowcases, blankets), body wash, soap, shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, and other personal hygiene items. Unopened, pre-packaged food accepted.
Drop off hours: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday 1:15pm-3:45pm
Contact: 503-647-7466 or [email protected] for an appointment or more information

Portland Street Medicine
Requested items: View requested items here
Drop off hours: Please contact our PSM admin team at 503-501-1231 with any questions and to coordinate drop off.
Amazon Wish List

Transition Projects
665 NW Hoyt Street, Portland 97209
Requested items: Warm coats, gloves, hats, pants, raincoats, shoes, underwear, blankets, handwarmers, tents, tarps, and packaged snack and food items (soft energy/breakfast bars, beef jerky, fruit cups).
Drop off hours: 24 hours day / 7 days per week
Amazon Wish List

Union Gospel Mission
3 NW Third Avenue, Portland 97209
Requested items: Boots, blankets, sleeping bags, tents, tarps, rain jackets/coats, pants, sweat shirts, socks, and underwear.
Drop off hours: Walk in Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
Amazon Wish List

Train as a shelter volunteer

UPDATED: 2/14/2024

The County is asking community members to consider signing up to volunteer at a severe weather shelter. Anyone who is able and can travel to a shelter site safely is asked to volunteer for a shelter shift. Find all available shift opportunities and sign up online to support these life-saving resources.

First-time volunteers are encouraged to attend a virtual “Just In Time” training from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14. Please sign up with this form to attend the training.

Watching this series of 18 short videos (approximately 10 minutes each) is a great way to prepare for helping and will be required prior to helping in County DRC/shelters. Watching the Portland NET/TPI Intro to Warming Shelters (10 min video) is another great resource.

You can visit:

To find Emergency/Disaster related volunteer opportunities:

To find upcoming volunteer opportunities and trainings:

You can also Sign up for a disaster/emergency related online Monthly Newsletter