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. PHFS is happy to accept the following new and unused items (see here for a printable wish list):

Infant & Child Items

  • Children’s Games
  • Outside Activities & Games
  • Colored Pencils & Crayons
  • Seasonal Clothing * 
  • Undergarments
  • Socks
  • Sippy Cups
  • Diapers & Pull-Ups (all sizes)
  • Baby Wipes
  • Diaper Rash Cream 
  • Baby Shampoo
  • Stroller *
  • High Chair *
  • Children’s Toys

Adult Items

  • Hair brushes 
  • Seasonal Clothing * 
  • Maternity Clothing *
  • Undergarments
  • Socks
  • Air Mattress 
  • Shaving Cream/Razors
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Deodorant
  • Shampoo/Conditioner/Soap
  • Tooth Brushes/Tooth Paste
  • Disinfectant Wipes
  • Hand Sanitizer

Medicine Cabinet

  • Sun Screen
  • Aloe Vera
  • 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

  • Disposable Cutlery, Plates, Bowls, & Cups
  • Bedding (twin sheets, blankets, & pillow cases)*
  • Towels (bath & wash cloths)*
  • Pillows*
  • Trimet Adult Day-Pass Booklets
  • $10 Gift Cards: Fred Meyer, Target, & Starbucks
  • Regal Cinema Movie Passes
  • High Efficiency Liquid Laundry Detergent
  • Sanitizing Wipes

* may be gently used

Housewarming baskets

Many community nonprofits help families fill their new homes with items such as furniture and food, but there are some items that these programs do not provide. PHFS wants to fill that gap and provide families with all the supplies needed to start their new home. 

Please help us by donating the following items so we can give each family a housewarming basket when they move into their new homes. 

  • Large Trash Cans
  • Household Cleaners
  • Garbage Bags
  • Sponges
  • Dish Soaps
  • Hand Soaps
  • Laundry Detergents 
  • Shower Curtains
  • Shower Curtain Rings
  • Dust Pans and Hand Brooms
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we do not accept the following items

  • Stuffed animals or used toys
  • Shoes of any kind
  • Off-season clothing
  • Perishable food
  • Cribs, mattresses, or any other furniture (please visit our friends at the Community Warehouse for furniture/household donations)

Donation Hours & Location

The donation bin is located in the Goose Hollow Family Shelter
(inside the First United Methodist Church).

1838 SW Jefferson
Portland, OR 97201
Monday-Friday |  1:00-5:00pm


Thank You!

If you have any questions, please contact:

Emma Hoyle, Development Director
(503) 504-5902