Wish List

A 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 Carol tatch at (503) 595-2001.

Family Relief Nursery

  • Unscented diapers (most needed sizes 3's - 6's)
  • Unscented baby 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 theaters
  • 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

  • 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
  • Bingo prizes
  • Koosh balls
  • Crossword puzzles
  • Sensory toys
  • Electronic picture frame
  • 70 inch smart TV

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Lambert House Adult Day Center

  • 70 inch smart TV
  • Large and extra large sweat pants
  • CD player boom box, Amazon gift cards to load music
  • Fuji film Instax mini 9 film
  • Dining room chairs (with armrests)
  • Electronic picture frame
  • 4-6 seat rectangular outdoor patio table (no glass top)
  • Outdoor water feature (the kind that you just fill and plug in)


Lambert House Garden:

  • 2 large sun umbrellas
  • Portland Nursery Gift cards
  • bags of outdoor potting soil
  • Grape vines in large pots
  • Cherry Blossom or Tulip tree
  • Sprinkler system
  • Annual or perennial flowers or seed packages
  • Indoor house plants that are easy to care for
  • Large flower pots (12 inch diameter - 20 inch diameter)
  • Vegetable seed packages


Prevention Services 

  • Legos: basic sets; large and small size.
  • Storage containers, with lids
  • Movie passes
  • Bead/jewelry kits
  • Games: Yahtzee, Sorry, Uno, Connect Four, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, and puzzles (65 pieces or less).
  • Craft items: Paper (all sizes and colors), Crayola or Mr. Sketch markers, crayons, 8 color paint sets, craft sticks, and pipe cleaners (large pack assorted colors). 
  • Dress up clothes: scarves, jewelry, purses, low heel shoes, hats, small size jackets, and vests.


Women's Residential Center

  • 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 bed sheets, 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

Linn House

  • Washer and dryer
  • Patio furniture
  • Freezer
  • 2 screen doors
  • Window air conditioner unit

Couch Street Houses

  • Small kitchen appliances
  • Silverware
  • Cups
  • Utensils
  • Pots pans
  • Blankets twin
  • Sheets twin
  • Throw rugs
  • Lamps
  • Patio furniture
  • Children toys
  • Strollers
  • Child beds
  • Towels
  • Children toys all ages
  • Changing tables
  • Child car seats
  • Books for adults and children
  • Clothing for children and women
  • Plants, dirt, seeds,
  • All kinds of garden tools
  • Outside recreational toys and equipment for kids and adults

Men's Residential Center

  • Men's clothing and shoes (good condition or new)
  • Men's underwear, undershirts, flip-flops/shower sandals (new)
  • Toiletries and personal hygiene products
  • Fishing poles
  • Board games
  • Recreation equipment (basketballs, footballs, volleyballs frisbees, etc.)
  • Alarm clocks

Outpatient Treatment Services

Outpatient Substance Abuse, Problem Gambling, and Mental Health Treatment Program

  • 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

  • For Kids: Markers, colored pencils, Coloring books (children & adult), picture books, stuffed animals or other small toys, Multi-ethnic dolls, Journals, Backpacks/duffel bags
  • Diapers (all sizes) and Diaper wipes
  • Gift Certificates and Gift Cards: Fred Meyer gift cards, Gas Cards, fast food gift cards, WinCo gift cards, or gift cards to other grocery/clothing stores
  • Transportation: Gift cards for Gas, Bus Tickets
  • Tickets: OMSI, city swimming pools, movies, live children's events, skating/bowling, etc.
  • Can Openers (for survivors placed in motels)
  • Safety Items: Security Cameras, window alarms, used phones (for 911 phones), prepaid minute phones, prepaid phone cards
  • Hygiene items: toothpaste, toothbrushes (children and adult), mouth rinse, toilet paper, shampoo and conditioner, body soap, shower gel, lotion, make-up, brushes, combs, African-American hair care products, Feminine hygiene products (pads, liners, and tampons)
  • Laundry & Cleaning Supplies: laundry soap, dryer sheets, laundry baskets, dish soap, sponges, all-purpose cleaners, cleaning wipes
  • Emergency Kit: first aid kit, flash light, candles, matches, batteries


  • Gateway Drop-in Child Care Center

    • Bean Bags or large pillows for kids to sit on
    • Hand puppets
    • Doll house with furniture
    • Hula hoops
    • Soccer ball or any other outdoor balls
    • Toddler and children-sized underwear, socks, and clothing items
    • Diapers (sizes 4-6)
    • Diaper wipes
    • Fitted sheets
    • Baby blankets/ Burp cloths
    • Wall mirror
    • Children's books- both picture and chapter books
    • Bluetooth Speaker

    Vehicle Donation Program

    The vehicle donation program accepts cars, trucks, boats, RVs, trailers, motorcycles and more. The donations we are in search of are reliable, re-sellable or collectible. This is a great alternative way to help fund VOA. Also, a great tax write off incentive for the donor.