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Donation Drop Off Day

Thursday, September 4 | 11 AM - 2 PM
Sunnyside Centenary United Methodist
3520 SE Yamhill St. Portland, OR 97214

Donation Drop Off is held the First Thursday of each month from 11AM-2PM and on the Third Thursday from 4-7PM at Sunnyside Centenary United Methodist Church. Donors should enter the building on 35th Ave.

The generous support of community donations makes our programs possible. The current state of the economy means that costs for providing food and clothing to the survivors and their children living in our shelter have risen dramatically. If you’re interested in making a donation or hosting a donation drive at your school, office or place of worship, please check our wish lists to see what we need most!

Urgent Shelter Needs:
Twin Sheet Sets - New or Gently Used
Diapers - Size 5 and 6
African-American hair products (i.e. Motions, Soft sheen Carson, and Luster brand products - activating hair gel, hair relaxer, and hair grease)
Powdered Laundry Detergent - High Efficiency (HE)
Gift cards - Fred Meyers, Home Depot, Target, etc.
Baby monitors

Donation Drive Ideas:
Sheets, Pillows and Blankets (twin size sheets and standard size pillows!)
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)

Please note:  due to space restrictions, we do not accept any used clothing, used toys or large furniture items.

Back to School Gift Card Drive

Raphael House

Help our youngest residents get ready for school by donating a gift card!

If you have kids in your life, then you know how detailed their back-to-school shopping lists have become. For families at Raphael House, purchasing these items can be near impossible on an already limited budget.

But with your support, we can empower every family we serve to do their own back-to-school shopping!

By donating a gift card for retailers like Target and Fred Meyer, you can help the children who are part of Raphael House’s Housing Program get ready to learn.

Gift cards for Target, Fred Meyer, Walgreens, Rite Aid & Ross can be mailed to:
Attn: Back to School Drive
Raphael House of Portland
4110 SE Hawthorne Blvd. #503
Portland, OR 97214

If you prefer to make a monetary donation online, please click here. Just specify “Back to School” under “This donation is in honor of”. 

You can have an even greater impact by involving family, friends and coworkers, too!  Share about our Back To School Gift Card Drive on social media and encourage others to support.

Item Donations
Want to pick-up some extra supplies for our families?  Check out our list of priority items below, along with info on when/where to drop-off your donations.  Or utilize our Amazon Wish List and ship supplies directly to us! Just don’t forget to use AmazonSmile, so .5% of your purchase is automatically donated to Raphael House.

Donation Drop-Off Days:
Thursday, July 17 | 4 - 7 pm
Thursday, Aug 7 | 11 am - 2 pm
Thursday, Aug 21 | 4 - 7 pm
Thursday, Sept 4 | 11 am - 2 pm

Drop off donations at:
Sunnyside Centenary United Methodist
3520 SE Yamhill St. Portland, OR 97214
Enter the building from 35th Ave!

School Supplies Needed:
- New backpacks
- New clothing (all sizes for ages toddler-teenager)
- New tennis shoes (all sizes for ages toddler-teenager)
- Gallon & quart Ziplock bags
- Headphones or earbuds
- 2 GB Thumb Drives
- Three-ring binders (2-3 inches)
- Rolls of 3/4” transparent tape
- Highlighters (various colors)
- Dry erase markers

For more information, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at 503.222.6507 x315.

Thank you for your support!  Together, we can help kids in need get a jump start on a great learning experience.

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