CURRENT NEEDS: Cold weather gear: tents, tarps, sleeping bags, coats, jackets, socks, hats, gloves, hot hand warmers. Please read below about temporary suspension of in-person drop off and see link to Amazon wish list (also listed below) to order items and have them delivered directly to JOIN.

Where and how do I donate items to JOIN?

At this time we have temporarily suspended collecting donations in person as we monitor COVID-19 cases due to the Omicron variant. We are still accepting donations for survival gear via our Amazon Severe Weather Wishlist. 

If you plan to make a donation via our Wishlist, please contact [email protected] to confirm your donation and a receipt of your donation will be sent via email.

We appreciate our community’s understanding in pausing this program as we do what’s best to protect the health of our staff and the individuals we serve.

Immediate Needs

  • Cat food-wet and dry ( quantity: 8 bags of dry, 100 cans of wet)
  • Baby wipes
  • New socks- Black, white, gray
  • Men’s pants-especially size 32’s (Quantity: 60)
  • New Underwear-boxers & briefs; all sizes, all genders
  • Raincoat
  • Rainpants
  • Tarps
  • Tents
  • Sleeping Bags

On-going needs

  • Bottled water.
  • blankets, sleeping bags, tarps and other cold weather gear
  • socks, hats, gloves, scarves
  • adult coats and heavy sweaters (in new or gently used condition)
  • adult underwear (unused)
  • backpacks, tote bags, other reusable bags
  • shampoo, conditioner, soap
  • African American hair care products
  • lotion, deodorant, razors, toothbrushes
  • first aid supplies, over the counter medicines
  • towels of any size
  • sugar, creamer, peanut butter
  • pet food, other pet supplies

This list is not exhaustive – if you have something that you think might be useful let us know by emailing Samantha Farless at [email protected]

Cold weather and Covid-19 Amazon Prime Wishlist

Do you have an Amazon Prime account? You can donate items without even leaving home! Just click HERE to see our wishlist and have items shipped directly to JOIN. 


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 due to limited on site storage.

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

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

Special thanks to the Portland Diaper Bank

The Portland Diaper Bank supplies JOIN with a supply of diapers which in turn saves costs to JOIN and the households we support.