Volunteer + In-Kind Donation Needs in September

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.


September 4: Drop-Off Potluck at Gresham Women’s Shelter
This holiday weekend, bring a homemade dish to our drop-off potluck dinner at Gresham Women’s Shelter. 🍔 Sign Up!

September 5: Drop-Off Potluck at Lilac Meadows Family Shelter
Honor Labor Day by preparing and delivering a dish (or two!) to our drop-off potluck dinner at Lilac Meadows. 🫔 Sign Up!

September 10: Volunteer Open House
Join us for our quarterly virtual open house for current and prospective volunteers.💖 Get Details!

September 17: Drop-Off Potluck at Chestnut Tree Inn Shelter
Cook and deliver a dish for this drop-off potluck dinner at Chestnut Tree Inn shelter.🥘 Sign Up!

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

Ongoing: Become a Large Meal Provider
Get your civic group or religious organization together to make regular meals for a shelter – 40, 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 U​s


Back-to-School Drive for Kids in Shelter
Kids are already back in classrooms, and we still need, backpacks, notebooks, rulers, socks, colored pencils, and more! 🎒 Shop Wish List!

Fall Coat Drive for Shelter Residents
It’s already time to gear up for cooler weather! Help our shelters get the coats and other winter wear that shelter residents ask for every year. 🧥 Shop Wish List!

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

Chestnut Tree Inn Shelter
We’re looking for leggings, shirts, games, 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!

We protect the locations of our shelters as a matter of privacy and safety for residents, and we count on our volunteers to maintain this confidentiality. If you sign up to cook for a potluck, we’ll email you specific delivery instructions. Please do not share the location of our shelters with anyone who is not an Our Just Future volunteer.

Want to donate items offline or chat with us about volunteering? Email volunteer@ourjustfuture.org and we’ll get started!