In-Kind Donations


Thank You!

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.

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Trauma-Informed Design

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! 

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Lents Shelter Items

PHFS is happy to accept the following new and unused items:

Infant & Child Items

  • Baby Shampoo

  • Undergarments

  • Socks

  • Diapers & Pull-Ups (all sizes)

  • Baby Wipes

  • Diaper Rash Cream

Adult Items

  • Hair brushes

  • Undergarments

  • Socks

  • Air Mattress

  • Shaving Cream/Razors

  • Deodorant

  • Shampoo/Conditioner/Soap

  • Tooth Brushes/Tooth Paste

Medicine Cabinet

  • Pain Relief Spray

  • Aleve/Ibuprofen

  • Triple Antibiotic Ointment

  • Cold, Flu, and Allergy Medicine (adult and child)

  • Vitamins (adult and child)

  • Ace Bandages

  • Emergen-C

  • Antiseptic Spray

Food Pantry

  • Juice & Juice Boxes

  • Snack Food

  • Dried Fruit & Nuts

  • Jam & Jelly

  • Cereal (hot & cold)

  • Granola & Cereal Bars

  • Coffee, Tea, and Sugar

  • Fresh Fruit

  • Individually Packaged Applesauce & Fruit Cups

Shelter Supplies

  • Amazon Gift Cards

  • High Efficiency Liquid Laundry Detergent

  • Cleaning Supplies

  • Trimet Adult Day-Pass Booklets

  • $10 Gift Cards: Fred Meyer, Target, & Starbucks

  • Regal Cinema Movie Passes

we do not accept the following items

  • Stuffed animals or used toys

  • Shoes

  • Adult Clothing (see here for a list of other organizations who accept clothing donations)

  • Perishable food

  • Used Car Seats

  • Cribs, mattresses, or any other furniture (please visit our friends at the Community Warehouse for furniture/household donations)

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:

  • Paper plates

  • Paper Napkins

  • Plastic forks, knives, spoons

  • Paper towels

  • Toilet Paper

  • Underwear (must be new, all ages/all sizes)

  • Baby wipes & diapers

  • Cold Medicine (for adult, child, infant)

  • Band-Aids, Neosporin, first aid kits, etc.

  • Food

    • Cup of noodles/Top Ramen

    • Granola bars

    • Cheese Sticks

    • Apple Sauce

    • Oatmeal


  • Clothing, other than coats, socks, and underwear

  • Shoes

  • Furniture

  • Stuffed Animals

  • Used Car Seats



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. 

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Thank You!

If you have any questions, please contact:

Emma Hoyle, Development Director
(503) 504-5902