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Donation Drop-off Events


NOTE OUR NEW LOCATION AT SE UPLIFT!

Donation Drop-off events are held the first Thursday of each month from 11AM-1PM and on the third Thursday from 5-7PM at SE Uplift (3534 SE Main St, Portland, OR 97214). Knock on the glass doors when you arrive, and one of our volunteers will assist you. Donations will only be accepted at this location during the above days and times!

Please note: we do not accept any used clothing, used toys, or furniture items. Only gently used kitchen items in good, working condition will be accepted. Click here for a Community Resource List with other donation options.

The generosity of community members like you make our programs possible! Thank you for helping us shelter and support families fleeing domestic violence.

Greatest Overall Need

General operating funds are our greatest need at all times! While we rely on the community to donate vital supplies and sincerely appreciate this in-kind support, Raphael House must also raise 2/3 of our emergency shelter budget each year. To make a monetary contribution or learn more about supporting us financially, please click here.

Questions

If you don’t find the information you’re looking for here or want to learn more about supporting us, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at (503) 243-5116.

Urgent Shelter Needs
Visit our Amazon Immediate Needs Wishlist here! These are specific items our participants and/or our shelter are in need of right now.
Diapers | Sizes 5 and 6
Baby Wipes
Toilet Paper
Coffee | ground or whole bean
Pedialyte
33 Gallon Black Trash Bags
Products for African American Hair | see our Amazon Wish List
Personal Care Products for Men and Teen Boys | deodorant, shaving cream, body wash, etc.
Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash and Lotion
Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups and Teething Supplies | new only
Backpacks
Gift cards | Fred Meyers, Home Depot and Target
New Clothing, Shoes, Socks and Underwear for Men | all sizes

Urgent Cleaning Supply Needs
Garbage Bags | 13 Gallon, 33 Gallon
Liquid Dish Soap | orange, yellow or clear (others stain our countertops!)
Powdered Laundry Detergent | High Efficiency (HE)
Powdered Dishwasher Soap

Donation Drive Ideas
Hair Care | full size shampoo and conditioner and/or African-American hair products (i.e. Motions, Soft sheen Carson, and Luster brand products - activating hair gel, hair relaxer, and hair grease)
Baby Items | Diapers sizes 4-6, baby wipes, bottles, sippy cups, and teething supplies
Cleaning Supplies | 33 and 13 gallon garbage bags, Ziploc bags, powdered HE laundry detergent, orange/yellow/clear liquid dish soap, powdered dishwasher soap, and sponges

Housewares
We accept the following items but in limited quantity. If you are planning a drive, please see our Urgent list above for more pressing needs!

Please note that only new or gently used kitchen items in good, working condition will be accepted.

  • Saucepans and lids
  • Frying pans and cooking utensils
  • Can openers
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Baking dishes
  • Mixing bowls
  • Blenders
  • Pillows | new only
  • Sheets and blankets | twin size only
  • Towels | bath and hand size

Baby Items

  • Diapers | sizes 4, 5 and 6
  • Pull-ups | sizes 2T-3T and 3T-4T
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby shampoo and lotion
  • Bottles and sippy cups
  • Teething supplies

New Clothing
Due to space restrictions, we cannot accept any used clothing.

  • Coats, jackets and warm outer wear | all sizes for women, men, children and teens
  • Plus size clothing
  • Men’s socks and underwear | all sizes
  • Men’s clothing and shoes | all sizes
  • Women’s underwear and bras | all sizes for women and teens, especially underwear sizes L-XXL
  • Children’s underwear and socks | all sizes
  • Children’s casual clothing | especially boys sizes 5 to 16

Personal Care

  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Body Wash & Body Lotion
  • Products for men and teen boys (deodorant, shaving cream, body wash, hair care, etc.)
  • Motions, Soft sheen Carson, and Luster brand products for African American hair (specifically hair lotion and leave-in conditioner) AND other pomades and products for black or curly hair (activating hair gel, hair relaxer, and hair grease)

Other General Shelter Needs

  • Gift cards such as Fred Meyers, Target and Home Depot
  • Stainless steel 6’x4’ shelving (like this)
  • AAA, AA, 9-volt and D batteries
  • Ziplock bags in gallon and quart sizes
  • Heavy duty 33 gallon trash bags
  • Light duty 13 gallon trash bags
  • Powdered Laundry Detergent | High Efficiency (HE)
  • Powdered Dishwasher Soap
  • Liquid Dish Soap | orange, yellow or clear (others stain our countertops!)
  • Heavy duty shower curtains
  • Powder cleanser i.e. Comet or Bon Ami
  • Bleach
  • Small TV’s | new or gently used
  • VCR’s and DVD players | new or gently used
  • Surge Protectors | new or gently used
  • Fitness videos (VHS or DVD) and magazines | new or gently used
  • Planners and/or Calendars

Youth Program Needs

  • Backpacks
  • Headphones
  • Portable USB flash memory “thumb” drives
  • Basketballs, footballs, and soccer balls
  • Toys that are safe for children under age 3
  • Playstation 2, Wii and Xbox games | new or gently used for all ages
  • Craft items i.e. beading kits, paint by number or airplanes
  • Journals for kids and teens
  • Board games | all ages
  • Spiral notebooks

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