More Ways to Give


We appreciate - and encourage - creativity at PHFS, even in how you donate to us. If you’re looking for more ways to give back to benefit the families at PHFS, check out the list below. The list is always growing, so be sure to check back often for new ideas. Email us if you’d like to contribute an idea of your own!

host a Donation Drive

Are you having a birthday soon but don’t want the same old presents like every other year? Want to engage your coworkers or faith group by giving back? Consider hosting a donation drive to benefit 200+ families that we serve every year! Check out our list of annual drives

In-Kind Donations: View our wish lists to see what items are in need!

Monetary Donations: Monetary donations can be dropped off at our office via check or cash; they can also be made online (TIP: This is a great way to encourage those long-distance friends and family to give!).

Let us know what you're planning! We love hearing about drives that our supporters are having to benefit our programs!

Donate your car

If you have a car that you are looking to get rid of, consider donating it to Portland Homeless Family Solutions. You'll receive a tax deduction for the value of your car. By donating your vehicle, you will save yourself the hassle and expense of selling your vehicle. At the same time, you will be supporting a cause that you believe in.

PHFS partners with the Volunteers of America Oregon so that you can donate your used vehicles to us. All donated vehicles are evaluated by Volunteers of America Oregon mechanics, and management determines how to achieve the highest sale price possible, both for the donor and our local human service programs. Some vehicles may be sold to low income individuals; others may be sold via internet ads or auctions. The Vehicle Donation Program was started in 1991, and the Volunteers of America Oregon team is qualified and knowledgeable in all DMV title procedures.


A bequest is when you provide now for a future gift to Portland Homeless Family Solutions by including a bequest provision in your will or revocable trust. It can be tailored to complement your financial goals and support families in need. It is the simplest way to make a significant gift to PHFS without affecting your assets during your lifetime. You can also specify for what purposes the gift can be used.

If you decide to include a gift for PHFS in a bequest intention, please notify us so that we can thank you and make sure that we have a clear understanding of your plans. Your notification will be treated confidentially, if you so desire. Please contact your attorney if you are considering this type of gift.

Matching Gifts

Maximize your gift! Ask your employer if they will match your contributions. Matching gifts represent a powerful way to give, and have value that far exceeds the dollar amount. Matching gifts amplify your personal contribution by bringing your employer into a relationship of support of PHFS’ mission.