Pick Up Remainders

Thanks to these organizations who accept remainders, and individuals who pick up remainders and GIVE them away so the free fun continues!  

Impact NW is a local Portland Oregon nonprofit that works with schools, businesses, faith communities, and other community-based organizations to create a safety net and springboard for community members to improve their quality of live and achieve independence. You can contact Leth at 503-215-9488, or  www.impactnw.org 

Project Lemonade (www.projectlemonadepdx.org) accepts school-appropriate clothes for children/teens ages 5 and up (“like-new” quality if possible), and accessories such as Backpacks, Belts, Hats, Gloves, Books, Toys, Stuffed Animals. The Project Lemonade store provides a free clothes shopping experience for foster youth in the Portland area.  Items in good shape (not broken or missing pieces) can be dropped off at their Lloyd center location. Lindsay McDonnell, Project Manager for Project Lemonade.

Portland PTA Clothing Closet  accepts clothing of all sizes appropriate for Portland Public School kids pre-K through high school.  The center is always in need of clothing in good (or new) condition. Just drop it off at your local school in a box or bag marked, “PTA Clothing Center”.  ​Your help at the clothing center is welcome. For information contact: Sharon Meigh-Chang PTA Clothing Center, Director at 503.293.0783 or clothingcenter@portlandcouncilpta.org

Mercy Corps Northwest will pick up clothing for their clients transitioning out of incarceration and into the community.  Contact Olivia Rasmussen at 952-270-1066, or by email, orasmussen@mercycorpsnw.org.

Raphael House check website to see what they are accepting.  Many times it’s household kitchenware and bedding

Sunshine Food Pantry and Clothing  accepts mens and women’s clothes. To donate: *Drop items off at 687 N Thompson Street, Portland, OR 97227 Monday through Friday between the hours of 9:30am to 11:00am and 12:30pm to 3:30pm; and Saturday, 9:00am to 1:00pm. -OR- *Drop items off in the blue donation barrel at any Portland Police Precinct. The Sunshine Pantry gathers food, clothing, household items, toys and toiletries to distribute to families in need in the community.

Snowcap  accepts clothing for all sizes of clothing, shoes, and socks.  They also accept blankets and bedding, and especially appreciate warm coats and accessories, and in-season clothing.  Please bring your donations of clothing to the donation door located at 17788 SE Pine St., Portland, OR 97233.

Insights Teen Parent Program  accepts baby clothes through size 5t, maternity clothing, winter coats.

Cindy Lou puts items on a free table in front of her house in Tigard.

Caring Closet Donation site located at the Tigard Grange Hall, 13770 SW Pacific Hwy, at the corner of Pacific Highway and Gaarde.  The site is open 24/7.

NW Children’s Outreach, New or gently-used clothing (Newborns to Teens), Nursery Items (blankets, new cribs, crib sheets, changing pads, changing tables, infant towels, new pack & plays), Toys and Books.

Women’s Shelter

Beaverton 7th Day Adventist Clothing Closet Clothes Closet accepts gently used clothing for children, men, and women. We also accept some dishes, tableware, diapers, detergent, shampoo, and personal care items.  Our volunteers make new quilts and sell them as they are available, with proceeds to buy food. Office: 503-646-9828

Shay Mullins takes remainders to Rose Haven

Jim Anderson Director & Founder 503-715-5300 Paying It Forward Store is a group of volunteers that have been helping low-income and homeless people Since November 2015. We collect donated clothing, coats, shoes, blankets, books and toys, and other things that might be of use to homeless people. We run an event like a store once a month at the moment on the 3rd Saturday of each month. We invite people out to shop for free. We do not judge, we do not ask for proof that they are struggling, we just let them come and shop for free.

Portland State Re-Use/Resource room accepts school supplies, household supplies, clothing, and shares it with students and the community for free.  reuse@pdx.edu

Here’s an article about 33 places in Portland to that accept clothing.

Community Warehouse accepts household goods and furnishings, providing essential items to people in need that turn empty rooms into homes.  503-235-8786 (Portland), 503-347-2147 (Tualatin)

Kenton Women’s Village accepts small household items to help women as they move into new housing. A Murphy 28aamurphy@gmail.com can help arrange for swap pick up.

If your organization would like to be the recipient of quality useable clothes and household items, please let us know and I’ll post here for our free swap hostesses.  What works best for most of us – since we already volunteer our time to organize and host – is for a representative from your organization(s) to pick up the remainders from our location(s) immediately after a swap.  Hostesses can have the items already boxed/bagged for you for easy pickup, or you can bring your own boxes/bags if you prefer.

If people from your organization would like to attend a swap for their personal swapping pleasure, and then take the remainders with them back to your group, that would be wonderful.  Before you send anyone from your group to a free swap, please have them read more about free swaps, how they work, rules, etc. here https://swappositive.wordpress.com/about/.

Thanks for letting me know if we can partner with you to help women, men, children, and families get things they need for themselves and their homes. Organization representatives can contact me at swappositive.info@gmail.com

Barb Hughes, founder and volunteer coordinator, Swap Positive


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