In-Kind Donations

Donate Needed Items to Support our Programs and the Youth We Serve


We ask that if you have seasonal clothing or other goods to donate, please ensure all items are clean (free of stains, tears, and pet hair), from a non-smoking household, and are ready to be used by another person. Due to limited storage capacity, we ask that you contact us at or 503-517-3900 prior to your donation drop-off.

Items We Need Most

Immediate Needs 
Visit our Amazon List for our current immediate needs

Gift Cards
To empower youth to purchase what they need

Gender-Affirming Underwear
Undergarments for all body types, skin colors, and gender identities

Outdoor Gear
Tents, blankets, sleeping bags, backpacks, and battery-charged lights

Hygiene and Beauty
Toothpaste, toothbrushes, deodorant, shampoo, soap (travel size), non-latex condoms, make-up, and beauty supplies

Art and school supplies, board games, and books

Household Supplies
Trash cans, beds, kitchen supplies, cleaning products, bedding, blankets, sheets, and towels


Why can’t I drop off my items anytime?

We ask that you contact us before dropping off to be sure someone will be available to greet you and receive your donation. Since we have limited storage capacity, we want to be prepared, so we can get it quickly where it’s needed.

Where do my donations go?

Your donation will be distributed to New Avenues programs where it is needed most unless you specify a particular program you would like it to go to. When donations are not a good fit for our community members or we have excess items, we partner with other nonprofits that can use them.

Can I purchase items from Amazon?

Yes! You can use this link to purchase from our wishlist or you can use the list to shop at your preferred business.

AmazonSmile – Stretch your dollar further by using AmazonSmile and choosing New Avenues as your charity! When you shop at AmazonSmile, 0.5% of your eligible purchases will be donated to the charitable organization of your choice. Visit to get started! If you have questions, see their FAQ.