Wish List

Men with donationsA simple, effective way to give to those in need is to help out with something on a favorite program's wish list. You don't have to spend a lot to make a huge difference. You may even find some of these items when you are cleaning out your closets, or you may be looking for a way to recycle some of your stuff. If you have any of the things listed, they would mean a lot to us! If you can donate any of these items, please call the phone number for that program. 

Don't see anything on our wish list that's in your closet, garage, attic, storage unit, or your other favorite out-of-site/out-of-mind hideaways? Call for a free pickup of your items at 877-VOA-3977 When your useable items are sold from our Resale Outlet, the proceeds help support our programs financially. You unclutter your life and help those in need. What a win, win!

Click on the links below to view a specific program's wish list, or scroll down to view all of the lists: 

Family Relief Nursery
Marie Smith Center

Lambert House
Parenting Program
Women's Residential Center
Men's Residential Center
Home Free
Youth Prevention Services
Gateway Childcare Center


Family Relief Nursery: 503-972-2845

  • Diapers and wet wipes
  • Toddler and children-size underwear
  • Infant through preschool size jackets, hats, gloves Toddler to preschool-age children's shoes (new or gently used)
  • Child proofing supplies
  • Passes to OMSI, The Children's Museum, Zoo, movie theatres
  • Gift cards to Target and Fred Meyer
  • Gas cards
  • Bus passes
  • Blankets
  • Backpacks
  • PGE and NW Natural Gift Cards
  • Personal hygiene products (shampoo, soap, laundry detergent, toilet paper, deodorant)

Marie Smith Adult Day Center: 503-335-9980

  • An electronically operated massage pad
  • Story tapes or CDs
  • Polaroid Camera and Film
  • Crafts: art tracing lamp, large beads, quilt scraps, yarn, decorative stickers, knitting needles, canvas murals
  • Music (CDs):Jazz, Blues, 1920-1950's music, natural sounds
  • DVDs: family films, documentaries, Natural Geographic films
  • Gardening: hand shears for pruning, trimming, flower arrangements, forcing bulbs
  • Games: Guesstures, Monopoly, Chutes and Ladders, Life, Scrabble
  • Art Supplies: colored tissue paper, straight edge scissors, coloring books
  • Large pull-up Depends
  • Bingo prizes
  • Koosh balls
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Sensory toys

Lambert House Adult Day Center: 503-760-2075

  • Polaroid camera film
  • Crafts: art tracing lamp, large beads, quilt scraps, yarn, decorative stickers, knitting needles, canvas murals
  • Music (cassettes):Jazz, Blues, 1920-1950's music, natural sounds
  • Videos/DVDs: family films, documentaries, Natural Geographic films
  • Tools: Hedge Trimmer, Wheelbarrow, Shovel, Cordless Drill
  • Games: Guesstures, Monopoly, Chutes and Ladders, Life, Scrabble
  • Art Supplies: colored tissue paper, straight edge scissors, coloring books, beads, quilt scraps, knitting/crochet needles, round knitting loom
  • Large pull-up Depends
  • Large and extra large sweat pants
  • Bingo prizes
  • Koosh Balls
  • Crossword Puzzles
  • Sensory Toys

    Lambert House Garden
  • 2 Yards pea gravel
  • 2 large sun umbrellas
  • Clematis vines in large pots
  • Cherry Tree
  • Cherry Blossom or Tulip tree
  • 3 yards bark mulch
  • grass removal
  • paver stones
  • electric hedge trimmer
  • sprinkler system
  • perennial flowers
  • Tools: Hand shears, wheelbarrow, shovel, rakes

Parenting Program: 503-235-8655

  • Legos: basic sets; large and small size
  • Covered plastic containers for storage
  • Video rental coupons 
  • Bead/jewelry kits
  • Games: Yahtzee, Sorry, Uno, Connect Four, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, puzzles (65 pieces or less)
  • Craft items: paper: all sizes and colors, Crayola or Mr Sketch markers, crayons, 8 color paint sets craft sticks pipe cleaners - large pack assorted colors
  • Dress up clothes: scarves, jewelry, purses, low heel shoes, hats, small size jackets, vests 

 Women's Residential Center: 503-235-0131

  • 32" (or larger) color TV 
  • Holiday decorations
  • Digital camera and tripod
  • Journals, stationary
  • Photo albums
  • Stamps
  • Appointment/Address books
  • Calendars
  • Board games
  • Towels, wash cloths
  • Laundry baskets
  • Bedding: Pillows, pillow cases, single bedsheets, twin comforters, blankets
  • Toiletries: shampoo, body soap, shower gel, toothbrushes, deodorant, hair products, make-up 
  • Clothes: gloves, socks, sweats (all sizes), underwear (new), bras (new)  
  • Yoga mats, straps, blocks, and bolsters
  • For Kids: crib size sheets/pillows/blankets, educational toys, books, high chairs, portable crib, stuffed animals, coats(girls and boys), socks (0-6 yrs old), gloves, hats 

Men's Residential Center: 503-335-8611

  • Men's clothing, underwear, and shoes in all sizes
  • Toiletries and personal hygiene products
  • Fishing poles
  • Board games
  • Recreation equipment
  • Alarm clocks 

InAct -- Outpatient Substance Abuse, Problem Gambling, and Mental Health Treatment Program: 503-802-9620

  • Computers and laptops
  • Lobby remodel: flooring, 10-15 chairs with washable upholstery, small tables, large plants
  • Furniture for interview rooms: matching chairs, small tables, lamps, bookshelves
  • Meaningful paintings
  • Large white dry erase boards
  • DVD Players
  • New TVs          


Home Free -- Domestic Violence Intervention Services: 503-771-5503 

  • For women and children of all ages: socks, underwear, hats, gloves, coats, slippers, tennis shoes, backpacks, duffel bags, journals, iPod speakers
  • For kids:, foam balls and blocks, markers, colored pencils, crayons, drawing pads folders, supply boxes/bags, Crayola Color Wonder products, Crayola Totally Model Magic, wooden doll house furniture, multi-ethnic doll house people, fabric covered bean bag chairs, journals
  • For Moms: African American hair care products, bath things (shampoo, body soap etc., pajamas, bathrobes, make-up
  • Gift certificates: Fred Meyer, Target, Finnegan's Toy store, Children's Place book store, Powell's, Child's Play, fast food.  QFC, Winco, other grocery stores
  • Crafts: beads, sequins, ribbons, glitter, yarn (all types/colors), hot glue gun and glue sticks,
  • Spanish: Mexican food products, movies, music, books in Spanish (for Moms and Kids),
  • Office Supplies: pens, paper, sticky notes, color copy paper, bulletin board, white board and markers, easel and easel paper, tape etc.
  • Tickets: OMSI, city swimming pools, movies, bus tickets, live children’s events, etc.
  • Other:
  • Phone cards
  • Diapers (all sizes)
  • Diaper wipes
  • Brushes, combs
  • Feminine Hygiene products
  • Pots and pans, dishes, Tupperware
  • New Bath towels
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Single bed sheets, blankets, pillows, pillow cases
  • Can Openers (for woman placed in motels)
  • VCR/DVD player
  • Microwave Oven
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster Oven
  • Vacuum
  • Curtains
  • iPod speakers

Youth Prevention Services

  • Sports equipment: basket balls, footballs, soccer balls, pop-up soccer nets, cones, plastic bats & balls, rubber bases, kick balls, jump ropes, storage chest.
  • Games: Candy Land, checkers, monopoly, legos, etc.
  • Cookie decorating kit: make cookies and donate decorating supplies

 Gateway Drop-in Child Care Center- 503-988-6400           
  • Bouncy chair
  • Bumbo chair
  • Puzzles for older kids
  • Mancala game
  • Trouble game
  • Small TV with VCR or DVD (need to be light enough to move)
  • Small mirrors for baby room (IKEA)
  • Jump rope
  • Playground balls
  • Posters for baby room
  • Pots/pans for play kitchen (IKEA)
  • Books on Domestic Violence or Child Development for Teacher training
  • Baby Foam climbers
  • New pagers (only 4 working)
  • Railroad track (IKEA)
  • Barbie clothes
  • Art supplies