In-kind donations help provide our families with everything they need to stay healthy and happy while they are guests at our shelters, and assist them in the process of overcoming barriers and securing permanent housing. They’re a crucial part of our support system and we couldn’t support our families without them.
Over the summer, PHFS is working to remodel our new Lents Campus so we can welcome families this fall. We are focusing on trauma informed space design and color palette, and our driving principles are to build dignity, restore power, and promote autonomy.
Research shows that shelters with trauma informed architectural and interior design actually help people heal through the crisis of homelessness and lead to better outcomes for the people who live in shelter.
Because of this, we are making sure all of our furniture, linens, and kitchenware match our trauma-informed design. As such, we will only be able to accept donations of new items that match our trauma informed color palette. Learn more about trauma-informed design!
Lents Shelter Items
PHFS is happy to accept the following new and unused items:
Infant & Child Items
Diapers & Pull-Ups (all sizes)
Diaper Rash Cream
Tooth Brushes/Tooth Paste
Pain Relief Spray
Triple Antibiotic Ointment
Cold, Flu, and Allergy Medicine (adult and child)
Vitamins (adult and child)
Juice & Juice Boxes
Dried Fruit & Nuts
Jam & Jelly
Cereal (hot & cold)
Granola & Cereal Bars
Coffee, Tea, and Sugar
Individually Packaged Applesauce & Fruit Cups
Amazon Gift Cards
High Efficiency Liquid Laundry Detergent
Trimet Adult Day-Pass Booklets
$10 Gift Cards: Fred Meyer, Target, & Starbucks
Regal Cinema Movie Passes
we do not accept the following items
Donation Hours & Location
Donations will be accepted in the staff office at our new Lents Campus.
6102 SE 92nd, Apartment 7
Portland, OR 97266
Monday-Friday | 3:00-7:00pm
For questions upon arrival, please contact 971-409-1766.
Family Winter Shelter
PHFS is hosting Family Winter in NW Portland for 75 kids and their parents from December 3-April 30th. Currently, we only in need of the following items:
Plastic forks, knives, spoons
Underwear (must be new, all ages/all sizes)
Baby wipes & diapers
Cold Medicine (for adult, child, infant)
Band-Aids, Neosporin, first aid kits, etc.
Cup of noodles/Top Ramen
WE never ACCEPT THE FOLLOWING ITEMS
Clothing, other than coats, socks, and underwear
Used Car Seats
DONATION HOURS & LOCATION
Donations will be accepted at the Winter Shelter.
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
1150 NW 17th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
For questions upon arrival, please contact 503-522-0058.
If you have any questions, please contact:
Emma Hoyle, Development Director