Ways to Get Involved in December!
All opportunities to volunteer and donate things we need, in one convenient place
Our monthly digest of all the ways to engage is here! Bring a dish to an emergency shelter, donate items that shelter and affordable housing residents need, pick up and deliver donations in your car, and more. We’d love you to work alongside us to support and build our community. It takes a village to house a city.
December Volunteer Opportunities
December 11: Dessert Drop-Off Potluck at Chestnut Tree Inn Shelter
Share the winter holiday spirit with some baked goods at this drop-off potluck for residents of our Chestnut Tree Inn shelter. Sign Up!
December 18: Dessert Drop-Off Potluck at Gresham Women’s Shelter
Cookies, pie – you decide! Sign up to bring dessert to folks at Gresham Women’s Shelter. Sign Up!
December 21: Dessert Drop-Off Potluck at Lilac Meadows Family Shelter
Bake up some holiday desserts (store-bought is great too!) for this drop-off potluck at Lilac Meadows family shelter. Sign Up!
December 25: Holiday Community Potluck at Gresham Women’s Shelter
Cook and deliver a dish for this holiday drop-off potluck dinner at Gresham Women’s Shelter. Sign Up!
December 25: Holiday Community Potluck at Lilac Meadows Family Shelter
‘Tis the season for great homemade food, so share the joy at this drop-off potluck for residents at Lilac Meadows family shelter. Sign Up!
December 25: Holiday Community Potluck Dinner at Chestnut Tree Inn Shelter
Sign up to bring a homemade dish to our holiday drop-off potluck dinner at our Chestnut Tree Inn shelter. Sign Up!
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
Drive for Us
Drive a regular shift between our shelters in Hazelwood and Rockwood, or sign up to be on call. Sign Up!
Become a Large Meal Provider
Get your civic group or religious organization together to make regular meals for a shelter – 60, 75, or 140 people at once! Contact Us
Sponsor a Shelter Dinner
Cover the cost of a meal that’s cooked by a local restaurant of your choice and served to residents in any one (or combination) of our emergency shelters! Learn More
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
Coats and Winter Gear
Send the gift of warmth with coats, beanies, and more to folks living in emergency shelter. Shop Wish List!
Gresham Women’s Shelter
Sweatpants and hand warmers are hot items at our shelter for folks identifying as women, nonbinary, and genderqueer. 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!
Support Shelter Pets
Send pet supplies to our emergency shelters, which welcome people’s pets as beloved family members. Shop Wish List!
Chestnut Tree Inn Shelter
We’re looking for hygiene items and basic clothing for folks at Chestnut Tree Inn shelter. Shop Wish List!
Supplies for Moving into Affordable Housing
We need for everything from shower curtains to baby diapers to kids’ bikes for families moving into affordable housing. Shop Wish List!