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Staff at the Family Winter shelter helping a client
By Helen Silvis | The Skanner News
Published: 22 November 2013

211 is getting the word out that many organizations in the Tri-County Portland Metro Area are looking for clothes and other items to help people experiencing homelessness. They say you should contact the organization before dropping off your donation.

Anyone in need of shelter services can dial 2-1-1, toll-free, to be referred to a shelter. 211info is available 24/7 in Multnomah County for families seeking shelters. 211info is open 8am to 6pm Monday - Friday in Washington and Clackamas counties. 

Homeless people need:


Adult socks

Adult men’s and women’s underwear (all sizes)



Drop donations off Monday - Friday 10am to 3pm. Otherwise call (503) 232-7052 ext 204.


1435 NE 81st Ave.
Portland, OR 97213

 Janus Youth Programs

Folks can bring donations to the Janus Youth administrative offices located at 707 NE Couch Street, Monday- Friday 9am-5pm. Over the weekend they can call the Access Center at (503) 432-3986 between 8am and 6pm to arrange a delivery to our downtown shelter building.

They’re most in need of blankets, sleeping bags, warm hats and warm gloves (preferably in darker colors).

 Street Roots

Street Roots vendors are in need of little hotties hand warmers. 

You can drop them off at:

211 NW Davis St. 
Portland, OR 97209-3922


M-F 7:30-3
Sat 7:30-2
Sun 7:30-11

 Transition Projects

TPI is in need of coats—particularly larger sizes and sleeping bags.

Contact information: 650 NW Irving St, Portland, OR 97209
(503) 280-4700

 The Washington County Shelter Network

If you would like to donate to these shelters, please contact them directly - they could use socks, gloves, coats and sleeping bags. 

Forest Grove United Church of Christ

Safe Place Shelter

St. Anthony's Catholic Church

Rolling Hills Community Church

 Father’s Heart Street Ministry Winter Shelter

In need of gloves, men’s jeans, thermal underwear, sleeping bags, hygiene items (i.e. razors, deodorant) cold cereal, juice and men’s and women's underwear.

Drop off at The Father’s Heart Tues-Fri from 8:30am-4:00pm, and as long as we are open at night for warming center, 5pm-10pm. 603 12th Street, Oregon City. 503-722-9780

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