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


  • COVID needs: masks, hand sanitizer, body wipes, 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
  • Download a Needs List here
  • Find our Retention-Specific Needs List here

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

Host a Needs Drive

Help us collect critical, life-saving items at your workplace, school or faith community. Download a sample item drive flyer.

Where and how do I donate items to JOIN?

You can drop off items to 1435 NE 81st Avenue from 9am-3pm Monday through Friday. Please note that we are closed the second Friday of each month.

If you’d like to arrange a time after 3pm to drop off your donations, please email [email protected] to arrange an alternate time to drop off your donated items. Thanks!


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.