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Donation Drop Off Days

Wednesday, December 7 | 10 AM - 2 PM
Thursday, December 8 | 3 - 7 PM
Th’Undergrounds - Cafe & Village Commons (formerly Sunnyside Church)
3520 SE Yamhill St. Portland, OR 97214

Please note that our final Drop-off event of 2016 is on Thursday, December 15 from 4-7pm. Due to very limited staffing, we may not be able to accommodate special arrangements. The next opportunity to deliver items will be at our regularly scheduled event on Thursday, January 5 from 11am-1pm.

Donation Drop Off is held the First Thursday of each month from 11AM-1PM and on the Third Thursday from 5-7PM at Th’Undergrounds - Cafe & Village Commons (formerly Sunnyside Centenary United Methodist Church). Donors should enter the building via a basement entrance on 35th Avenue, to the right of ramp/stairs.

The generous support of community donations makes our programs possible! 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. To make a monetary contribution or learn more about supporting us financially, please click here.

Please note:  due to space restrictions, we do not accept any used clothing, used toys or large furniture items. Also, only gently used kitchen items in good, working condition will be accepted.

Urgent General Supplies:
Diapers | especially sizes 4, 5 and 6 (not pull-ups)
Baby Wipes
Toilet Paper
Coffee | ground or whole bean
33 Gallon Black Trash Bags
Shampoo, Conditioner, Body Wash and Lotion
Baby Bottles, Sippy Cups and Teething Supplies | new only
Personal Care Products for Men and Teen Boys | deodorant, shaving cream, body wash, hair care, etc.
Products for African American Hair | see our Amazon Wish List
Gift cards | Fred Meyers, Home Depot, Target, etc.
New Socks and Underwear for Men | all sizes
New Men’s Clothing and Shoes | all sizes

Urgent Cleaning Supplies:
Garbage Bags | 13 Gallon, 33 Gallon
Mr Clean with Febreeze – Citrus ScentBleach
Liquid Dish Soap | orange, yellow or clear (others stain our countertops!)
Powdered Laundry Detergent | High Efficiency (HE)
Awesome Cleaner with Bleach (Dollar Store)
Ceramabryte Stove Top Cleanser

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


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) 222-6507 x116.

Holiday Season Support

November - December | 2016
Donate, Volunteer and Get Involved!
Many ways to help us:

Raphael House

There are many ways to support Raphael House this holiday season! With your help, we can foster a bright and hopeful time for families, while also raising vital funds to ensure our life-saving programs are available year round.

1. Host a Holiday Drive
Each December, we invite more than 115 of the families we’ve served to pick-out presents for themselves and their children. These items are 100% donated, so your support is essential!

You can help by collecting new, unwrapped items for adults, teens and children, including: coats and warm accessories, toys, baby items, hygiene and beauty products, kitchen appliances, household items, general supplies, and gift cards.

Click here for all the details and to download our program materials!

2. Donate via the Give!Guide
We’re so honored to be included in the Willamette Week Give!Guide again this year! Our goal is to raise $35,000 by December 31st, just $3,000 more than last season and enough to provide 350 total safe nights in our shelter.

Click here and make your gift now!

→  Double the impact of your donation! Guild Mortgage will match all donations of $100 or more, up to $9,000. Korena Loves will match the first $1,000 in gifts from donors ages 35 and under.

→  Gifts from donors ages 35 & under can help Raphael House win an extra $1,000, if we get the most in our category.

3. Support Community Promotions
Purchase a Benefit Bracelet

Our friends at Korena Loves will donate 100% of proceeds from sales of their two Raphael House of Portland Benefit Cuffs. Each are inscribed with an empowering quote and can be purchased for $25 via the Korena Loves Etsy store: “The greatest journeys begin with a single step.” or “When it rains look for rainbows. When it’s dark look for stars.”

4. Make a gift online!
More than 80¢ of every dollar contributed goes directly to programs, including our emergency domestic violence shelter and housing programs!

Use our secure online system and consider all the ways your donation can impact families.

Raphael House


5. Volunteer with our Holiday Program
Interested in donating your time to support our annual Holiday Program? We’ll need help setting up our space beforehand (November 28 – December 2 and 5 – 6), sorting and accepting items at our Donation Drop-off events (December 7, 8 and 15), in our Holiday “Store” (December 10 – 13 from 9am – 5:30pm), and packing up at the end of the program (December 14-16).

If you’re interested in signing up for a shift, please contact our Volunteer and Internship Program Coordinator .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at (503) 243-5126 or (503) 720-6337.

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