Current Needs List


  • blankets, sleeping bags, tarps
  • socks, hats, gloves, scarves
  • adult coats and other functional adult clothing
  • adult underwear (new or used and clean)
  • other cold weather gear
  • backpacks, tote bags, other bags
  • shampoo, conditioner, soap
  • African American hair care products
  • lotion, deodorant, razors
  • first aid supplies, over the counter medicines
  • towels of any size
  • any other hygiene supplies
  • sugar, creamer, peanut butter
  • books and magazines
  • pet food, other pet supplies
  • Download a needs list here.
  • This list is not exhaustive – if you have something that you think might be useful let us know!

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    We do not accept:

    There may be times throughout the year that we need or request these items, but on an ongoing basis we do not accept the following items:

    • Children’s clothing, shoes, or toys
    • Furniture
    • Dress clothing and shoes

    To donate furniture and household items, please contact The Community Warehouse.


    Where and how do I donate items to JOIN?

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT AS OF March 1, 2017: Unfortunately, JOIN’s basic service center has limited services due to mold remediation and repairs. Our other programs and services are not affected by these repairs. But this doesn’t mean we don’t want your donations! You can drop off items from 11am-3pm, but if that doesn’t work, please contact Sydney at or (503) 963-4804 to arrange an alternate time to drop off your donated items. Thanks!