In-Kind Donations

New Avenues for Youth gratefully accepts in-kind donations of needed items to support our programs and the youth we serve at our 1220 SW Columbia Street location Monday-Friday between 9:00am- 4:00pm.

Due to limited storage capacity, we ask that you contact us prior to donation drop-off at info@newavenues.org or 503.517.3900 to confirm that we are able to accept your donation.

Needed Items

  • New socks & underwear
  • New or gently used seasonal and age-appropriate clothing (ages 16-24), especially men’s clothing. Please be selective when donating clothing and only donate items that young people would want to wear and are appropriate for the weather.
  • Backpacks (school sized and camping size)
  • Shoes/boots in good condition
  • Tents
  • Blankets
  • New hygiene items including: toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, soap (travel size), non-latex condoms
  • Sleeping bags
  • New make-up and beauty supplies
  • Art supplies
  • Musical instruments and accessories
  • School supplies
  • Board games
  • Books for youth (ages 16-24)

We also welcome household items to help youth transitioning into independent living – review our “My First Place” list here.

And we are currently in need of the following for our East County location:

Drop In Kit (For youth who come to the center during our drop-in times and are experiencing homelessness.)

  • 2 small bottles of body wash
  • 1 small bottle of shampoo/conditioner
  • 1 small bar soap
  • 1 nail clipper
  • 1 small chap stick
  • 1 floss
  • 1 small toothpaste
  • 1 small mouthwash
  • 1 comb or brush
  • 1 travel sized wipes
  • 6 condoms
  • 1 small lotion
  • travel sized deodorant (not pictured)
  • 1 toothbrush

Home Hygiene Kit (For youth who have more stability but are inconsistently housed.)

  • 2 white tee-shirts
  • Two boxers
  • 4 paris of socks
  • 6 condoms
  • 1 comb or brush
  • 1 bottle lotion
  • 1 bottle shampoo/ conditioner
  • 1 nail clipper
  • 1 chap stick
  • 1 pack of wipes
  • 1 toothbrush
  • 1 floss
  • 1 bottle mouthwash