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Host A Holiday Drive

Raphael House

The holidays can be an especially difficult time for survivors of domestic violence who’ve been forced to leave behind their homes and belongings. With your help, we can provide gifts for 115+ families in our programs, while also raising vital funds to ensure Raphael House’s life-saving services are available year round.

Organizing a drive with friends, family, or coworkers is a great way to make a difference this holiday season. Everything you need to get involved is right here!

How you can support families at Raphael House:

1. Organize a holiday drive
Collect new, unwrapped gifts for women and children: coats and warm accessories, toys, baby items, hygiene and beauty products, kitchen appliances, household items, general supplies, and gift cards.

Click for a full list of needs and to download our Gift Drive flyer!

2. Encourage supporters to make a monetary donation.
More than 80¢ of every dollar contributed goes directly to programs, including our emergency domestic violence shelter and housing program!

Use our secure online system at We can also provide sealable donation envelopes.

Request a Giving Tree Kit
We’ll send you a set of handmade ornaments each featuring a recipient’s age, gender and gift request. Hang where supporters can take an ornament and return with their donation later! Contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for a 55, 75, or 100 ornament/item set.

Adopt-a-Family Wish Lists
If you’re interested in collecting items for a specific family, download one of our Adopt-a-Family Wish Lists below.
Family #1  |  Family #2  |  Family #3  |  Family #4Family #5

Delivering Donations
Drop off donations on Wed., December 7th from 10am–2pm and Thur., December 8th from 3–7pm at Sunnyside Centenary United Methodist Church (3520 SE Yamhill St). Please ask in advance about special arrangements.

Get involved now!
If you’re ready to coordinate a Holiday Drive, please contact .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at (503) 243-5116.

Volunteer Info
Interested in donating your time to support our annual Holiday Program? We’d love your support! Assistance is needed sorting and accepting items at our Donation Drop-off events on Dec. 7–8 and 15 (see above) and in our Holiday “Store” on December 10–13 from 9am–6:30pm. Volunteers are either “personal shoppers” assisting moms through the store, or in our Kid’s Play Area hanging out with kiddos.

To sign up for a shift, please contact our Volunteer and Internship Coordinator .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) at (503) 243-5126 or (503) 720-6337.

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