This month's volunteer opportunities and donation needs

Ways to Get Involved in August!

All opportunities to volunteer and donate things we need, in one convenient place

Cook a meal for an emergency shelter, donate items that shelter and affordable housing residents need, pick up and deliver donations in your car, and more – including a back-to-school drive! We’d love you to work alongside us to support and build our community. It takes a village to house a city.

Volunteer Activities

Ongoing: Drive for Us!
Drive a regular shift between our shelters in Hazelwood and Rockwood, or sign up to be on call. 🚗 Get Started!

Ongoing: Become a Large Meal Provider
Get your civic group or religious organization together to make regular meals for a shelter – 55, 60, or 120 people at once! 💖 Contact Us

Ongoing: Cook in a Small Group at Our Shelter Kitchen
Friends, families, neighbors, and any groups who want to volunteer together can join us in our shelter kitchen to help make meals. We’d love to have you! 🍳 Contact Us

Things We Need This Month

Back to School Drive for Kids in Shelter
We need, backpacks, lunchboxes, water bottles, socks, gift cards, pencils, pens, crayons, coats and more! 🎒 Shop Wish List!

Supplies for Moving into Affordable Housing
Our resident services team is looking for everything from kids’ bikes to bath mats to box fans for families moving into affordable housing. 🚿 Shop Wish List!

Chestnut Tree Inn Shelter
We’re looking for flip flops, skin lotion, and more for folks at Chestnut Tree Inn shelter. 🌞 Shop Wish List!

Lilac Meadows Family Shelter
Shelf-stable snacks are on the top of the list this month at our shelter for families with children. 🍪 Shop Wish List!

Gresham Women’s Shelter
This month we need bedding, snacks, and summer sandals at our shelter for folks identifying as women, nonbinary, and genderqueer. 🛏️ Shop Wish List!

Restock Shelter Pantries
Send us the ingredients we need for staff and volunteers to cook for residents at our three shelters. 🍝 Shop Wish List!