There are so many ways to include giving in your holiday season this year – what works best for you?

  1. Make a dish for residents in emergency shelter at one of our popular drop-off potlucks. It’s easy: Choose a date, cook a dish, and drop it off at one of our 3 emergency shelters. Find our potluck sign-ups here.
  2. Host your own potluck with friends, family or colleagues. We make it easy! You pick the date, we create a custom sharable sign-up, then you rally your people to cook and all deliver at the same time. It’s a fun way to do a group from home 🙂
  3. Collect canned food for our shelter team to make meals. We need: corn, diced tomatoes, fruit, chicken and veggie broth, green beans, and carrots. Deliver to 16141 E Burnside, our Gresham Women’s Shelter (open 24/7).
  4. Host a warm gear drive for residents of our emergency shelters and affordable housing communities. This time of year families need raincoats, warm coats, and hats, scarves, gloves and warm socks! Do a neighborhood, church or book club drive – then deliver to us! It’s getting cold out there!
  5. Put together gift bags for residents of our two adult shelters for those who identify as women, non-binary and genderqueer. One has 30 residents, the other 60. Great project for a group!
  6. Make a financial gift online (right here!) or mail a check to P.O. Box 90638, Portland, OR 97290. Your investment fuels our work to create the vibrant future we know is possible – one where every one of us have stable housing and the economic agency to pursue our dreams.

Get details and sign up by contacting Shawna, our volunteer and donations coordinator: 503.278.1637 or

Talk to you soon! Together we can make holiday 2020 really sing!