Donating Items

We know a lot of you are seeking ways to support survivors, and we are extremely grateful for the outpouring of love! The best way to help Raphael House of Portland right now is to contribute to our COVID-19 Response Fund.  You can also purchase items from our Amazon Wish List or learn more about No Contact Donation Drop-off Events below.

No matter the amount, your gifts are especially crucial during this crisis, and your financial donations give us the flexibility to respond directly to the greatest needs of families we serve.

Have questions or want to learn more about supporting us? Please contact Quinn Wilson at (503) 243-5159.

WHAT WE NEED MOST

General operating funds are our greatest need at all times!
While we sincerely appreciate in-kind support, we must raise 2/3 of our emergency shelter budget each year. To make a monetary contribution or learn more about supporting us financially, please visit our secure donation page.

Monthly Donation drop-off EVENTS

  • 11.5
  • 11.19
  • 12.3

Donation Drop-off events are held on the first Thursday of each month from 11AM-1PM and on the third Thursday from 4-6PM at Tabor Heights United Methodist Church (6161 SE Stark St). Please come to the SE corner part of the lot, closest to the church’s main entrance. Look for a “Donation Drop-off event” sandwich board sign. When delivering your donations, please leave at least one space between cars and unload your donations onto one of our black and yellow bins, and wait for one of our staff to come by and assist you.

We ask that donors please wear a face mask at all times.

 

Note that tax-deductible donation receipts will not be provided at the event, but will be sent at a later date. Please help our staff by contacting Quinn Wilson prior to drop-off, so we know what to expect and can prepare a donation receipt in advance.

 

See all Donation Drop-Off Days on OUR calendar

current needs list

We can only accept new, unopened items. We do not accept new or used clothing or shoes. If you’re hosting a drive, please get in touch for our most up-to-date needs. Thank you!

Fred Meyer
Gift Cards

HE Laundry
Detergent

Mouthwash

Ziplock Bags
(all sizes)

Shampoo
(Full-size bottles)

Body Wash
(Full-size bottles)

Products for Black and
African American Hair

Natural Cleaning Supplies
(please exclude Simple Green products)

Conditioner
(Full-size bottles)

Deodorant
(All genders)

Lotion
(Full-size bottles)

Can openers

Fred Meyer
Gift Cards

HE Laundry
Detergent

Mouthwash

Ziplock Bags
(all sizes)

Shampoo
(Full-size bottles)

Body Wash
(Full-size bottles)

Products for Black and
African American Hair

Natural Cleaning Supplies
(please exclude Simple Green products)

Conditioner
(Full-size bottles)

Deodorant
(All genders)

Lotion
(Full-size bottles)

Can openers

Not accepted list

New or Used Clothing or Shoes
Opened or Used Toiletry and Personal Care Items
Any item not in good, working condition
Furniture, Cribs, or Mattresses
Travel-size Toiletries
Large Appliances and Large Electronics
Perishable Foods
Cell Phones
Used Toys
Stuffed Animals
New or Used Clothing or Shoes
Opened or Used Toiletry and Personal Care Items
Any item not in good, working condition
Furniture, Cribs, or Mattresses
Travel-size Toiletries
Large Appliances and Large Electronics
Perishable Foods
Cell Phones
Used Toys
Stuffed Animals

Alternative donation sites

While we can’t accept all items, please contact our community partners to fill their donation needs! Visit the Community Warehouse resource list for additional donation options.

New and used adult clothing and sleeping essentials: Blanchet House
Furniture and housewares: Community Warehouse
Children’s clothing and toys: Northwest Children’s Outreach
Adult’s clothing: William Temple House
Cell phones: Call To Safety

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Who do we serve?

Raphael House proudly serves anyone impacted by domestic violence regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, disability, immigration status, primary language, or sexuality.

Multigenerational families with kids (and adults) of all ages are supported, and we welcome pets!

Other items we accept

General shelter supplies
  • Granulated sugar
  • Non-scratch sponges
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Powdered HE laundry detergent
  • Powdered dishwasher soap
  • Garbage bags (13 and 33 gallon)
  • Ziploc bags (gallon and quart)
  • Aluminum foil
  • Toilet paper
  • AAA, AA, 9-volt, and D batteries
  • Powder cleanser i.e. Comet or Bon Ami
  • Bleach
  • Small TVs (new or gently used)
  • VCRs and DVD players (new or gently used)
  • Surge protectors (new or gently used)
Personal care products
  • Full-size bottles of shampoo and conditioner
  • Products for African American, Black, and curly hair (specifically hair lotion, leave-in conditioner, pomades, activating hair gel, hair relaxer, and hair grease)
  • Pads and tampons (unopened boxes only)
  • Body wash
  • Body lotion
  • Toothpaste and mouthwash
  • Deodorant
  • Razors
  • Products for men and teen boys (deodorant, shaving cream, body wash, hair care, etc.)
  • Q-tips
  • Ibuprofen and Acetaminophen
  • Pedialyte
Baby items
  • Baby shampoo
  • Baby lotion
  • Body wash
  • Teething supplies
  • Bottles and sippy cups
  • Baby monitors
Youth Program
  • Backpacks (new or very gently used)
  • Headphones
  • School supplies
  • Craft kits and art supplies
  • Basketballs, footballs, and soccer balls
  • Family-friendly movies DVD or VHS (new or gently used)
  • Playstation 2, Wii, and Xbox games (new or gently used for all ages)
  • Journals for kids and teens
Housewares
  • Pillows (new only)
  • Sheets and blankets (twin size only)
  • Towels (bath and hand size only)
  • Blenders
  • Can openers
  • Baking dishes
  • Cookie sheets

In their words…

For over 40 years we have served countless families, each with their own unique voice and story.

hear from survivors 

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