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MULTNOMAH COUNTY:  WINTER GEAR DONATIONS: Shelter providers and street outreach workers in Multnomah County are seeking winter gear donations, CLICK HERE for what and where to donate!

Last updated: November 22, 2022

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 support@211info.org

Below are items currently being requested:

All Good Northwest
120 SE Market Street, Portland OR 97214
Requested items: Hygiene items: shampoo, deodorant, conditioner, soap, toothpaste, toothbrushes, razors, shaving cream; Warm clothing, socks, underwear, blankets, towels, pet food, and cat litter.
Drop off hours: 7 days per week 11am-4pm
Please call: 971-428-5498 or email development@allgoodnw.org for drop-off coordination and instructions

Blanchet House of Hospitality
310 NW Glisan Street, Portland OR 97209
Requested items: Warm and waterproof adult items for outdoor sleeping, adult-size jackets, hats, gloves, socks, tents, tarps, and sleeping bags. 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, OR 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 donations@dogoodmultnomah.org 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: Pillows, flashlights with batteries, can openers, sauce pans, measuring spoons, serving spoons, and pot holders. Accepts gift cards to Fred Meyer and Safeway.
Drop off hours: Monday-Wednesday 9am-4pm, Thursday 1pm-4pm. Please contact wendy@nwpilotproject.org 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, OR 97266
Requested items: See Amazon Wish List 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 Bethany Rocci or 503-915-8307.
Amazon Wish List

Portland Rescue Mission-The Harbor
111 W Burnside Street, Portland 97209
Requested items: 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 day / 7 days per week except for the hours between 6am-6:45am and 5pm-5:45pm
Contact: 503-647-7466 or info@pdxmission.org for drop-off information

Portland Rescue Mission-Shepherd’s Door
13207 NE Halsey Street, Portland 97230
Requested items: Women 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. Food items also accepted.
Drop off hours: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday 1:15pm-3:45pm
Contact: 503-647-7466 or info@pdxmission.org 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 jackets, gloves, hats, pants, raincoats, shoes, underwear
Drop off hours: 24 hours day / 7 days per week
Amazon Wish List

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

Train as a shelter volunteer

At this time there are no current training opportunities for volunteering at severe weather shelters. This page will be updated if the option becomes available.

Severe weather shelters open when certain weather thresholds are met, and they need community support to operate. So prepare now for the next time a storm hits.

Anyone interested in volunteering at these sites can complete the first video listed in this virtual training: Get Really Prepared: Disaster Resource Center Videos(link is external). At a minimum, volunteers should watch the Portland NET/TPI Intro to Warming Shelters(link is external) (10 min video).