Friendly House is reliant on donations of goods and services. Thank you for your willingness to support us through your in-kind donations. Please contact our Development Department or call us at 503-228-4391 for more information on getting involved.

Please visit our Amazon Wishlist to see the items our programs could use right now.

Items we can always use

  • Reams of printer paper (letter size)
  • Arts and crafts supplies
  • Books
  • New office supplies: Post-it Notes, binder clips, pens, file folders, etc.
  • School supplies: spiral notebooks, rulers, pencils, markers, crayons etc.
  • New hats, gloves, and scarves
  • Non-perishable food, for both humans and pets—especially tuna, nut butters, coffee and protein bars for houseless and hungry guests and clients.
  • Towels—both new and used towels are OK if they are clean and in good shape.
  • Travel-size toiletries: shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.
  • New adult underwear
  • Bed pans, mattress pads, and other items to help with incontinence
  • Adult disposable undergarments (Depends, etc.)
  • New child-size underwear
  • Gently used or new children’s sweatpants
  • Board games
  • Sports equipment: playground balls, soccer balls, footballs, tennis balls, soft baseballs, mitts, jump ropes, hula-hoops, etc.
  • Building toys: Legos, Lincoln Logs, Marble Mazes, gear sets, K’NEX, etc.
  • Smart phones and tablets, new or used
  • New backpacks
  • Toddler size diapers/pull ups
  • Bingo prizes, especially gift cards from $10-$35
  • 8oz jam/canning jars
  • Auction and raffle prizes for fundraising events
  • Gift wrapping tape, new rolls of gift wrap
  • New batteries
  • Vehicles

Items we can usually use

(please email or call first)

  • Children’s toys and games
  • Durable medical equipment
  • Tech (no printers)
  • Rugs/furniture

Items we cannot accept

  • Used clothing
  • Used stuffed animals
  • Infant supplies/clothing
  • Used Bedding
  • Sleeping Bags
  • Medicine / Syringes/Single personal-use medical items
  • Printers

Friendly House is a nonprofit tax-exempt organization under section 501©(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to Friendly House are tax deductible. Our Tax ID number is 93-0524232. A receipt will be issued for all in-kind donations.

Due to the specific needs of our programs and a lack of storage space, if the item(s) you would like to donate do not appear on our wishlist, we may have to direct you to another deserving local charity.

Other nonprofits in the Portland metropolitan area who accept donations

William Temple House Thrift Store

2230 NW Glisan St
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 222-3328

Household goods, clothing, furniture, books.

Lift Urban Portland

2701 NW Vaughn Street
Suite 102
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 221-1224

Food and cooking supplies


Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Foundation

1010 NW 22nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97210
(503) 413-7399

Eyeglasses and hearing aid batteries

Portland Rescue Mission

111 W. Burnside St
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 906-7690

Men’s and women’s clothes, hats, gloves, blankets, rain gear

Rose Haven Day Shelter for Women and Children

627 NW 18th Ave
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 248-6364 ×303

Women’s clothes, toiletries, rain gear, sleeping bags, blankets, back packs