COVID-19 Hands On Community Support Resources
During this unprecedented time of change to our community we want to continue providing ways to support our nonprofit partners. We will be updating this list of organization's needs, many of which are financial support and item donations. If you are a nonprofit partner in need of support, please submit your information here.
Hands On partners supporting People who are Homebound or Unhoused:
Volunteer needs: Volunteers and close friends of p:ear, we’d love your help preparing and donating food! We are serving over 150 to-go meals per day and are seeking help continuing to meet the needs of Portland's homeless youth. We remain committed to doing our very best to ensure that p:ear continues to be a compassionate, safe and reliable resource to our community during this challenging time. To sign up to provide food for 10-25 people (or more if you can) on a day that works well for you, please visit https://www.mealtrain.com/trains/1wgw6q.
Donation needs: Yes - Donate through our website and invite your communities to do the same, make and send in Baked Goods, or drop off/send in any items listed on our webpage https://www.pearmentor.org/help/, with an emphasis on the following items:
- Blankets & Sleeping Bags
- Unused or unneeded cleaning products
- Medical supplies
- Toiletries and hygiene products
- Diapers (specifically sizes 3-6 & toddler sizes)
- Baby Wipes
- Baby and Toddler fruit packs
- Hotel vouchers
Volunteer needs: Not at this time.
Donation needs: Yes - Q Center is accepting donations of supplies for folks affected by covid-19 and pandemic related closures. You can drop off supplies at 4115 N Mississippi Ave in Portland, OR every week day from noon-8 pm starting Monday March 16th. We will have totes in our lobby or outside our main door (weather permitting) for putting supplies in. Please remember to wash hands, cover coughs and sneezes, and do not drop supplies if you or anyone in your household are experiencing symptoms.
Supplies we are taking:
- Non-perishable food (Not expired)
- Gatorade and other drinks containing electrolytes (Not expired)
- Hand sanitizer
- Spray Bottles (Clean & empty)
- Menstrual/Hygiene Products
- OTC cold/flu medications (NO PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS)
Volunteer needs: Yes - sign up here: View upcoming Operation Nightwatch volunteer shifts.
Donation needs: Yes - below is the list of food supplies we need at this time:
- Sandwich supplies
- Sliced bread
- Sliced sandwich meat (any type)
- Sliced cheese
- Canned tuna
- Peanut butter
- Cup of Noodles
- Bottled water
- Any additional individually packaged and/or ready to serve foods, for example:
- Cupcakes, cookies, and other easy to serve desserts
- Small package chips, pretzels, crackers, etc.
- Packaged vegetables, i.e. baby carrots, celery, etc.
- Non-food Items that we need: Gloves, Hats, Scarves, Tarps, Wipes
If you are able to donate any of these food items or other supplies to us this weekend, please plan to deliver them Thursday, Friday or Saturday from 7:00 - 9:00 PM at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church (1432 SW 13th Ave, Portland, OR 97201).
Store to Door
Volunteer Needs: Sign up to shop for groceries for seniors. The easiest way to get started is to visit our volunteer registration website and select a grocery shopping shift. You can click the link below, create an account, and select a shift that works well with your schedule! We have two locations (Fred Meyer at Hollywood and Beaverton) to support. We provide training at the store and have hand sanitizer or Lysol wipes available to keep volunteers healthy. www.storetodooroforegon.volunteerhub.com
Donation Needs: Make a contribution to Store to Door now so that we can continue to provide critical services to homebound seniors to help keep them nourished and connected through our grocery delivery and friendly visitation service. If you represent a business, consider sponsoring delivery costs for a week or day through our Support-A-Day/Support-A-Week program: https://loom.ly/kwkGyNE
Education: Keep yourself and your loved ones safe by following basic practices to reduce the spread of the virus. Learn the fact about COVID-19 and what you can do: https://loom.ly/a1GA30w
Finally, if you have an idea to assist us that does not neatly fit into the categories above, please contact Mark Fulop, MA, MPH, at 503-200-3333, extension 101.
SnowCap Community Charities
Volunteer needs: Yes - View info and sign up here.
We are suspending our clothing program for the forseeable future, so we would ask that people NOT bring clothing donations to us at this time. However, we would love any food donations of:
- canned proteins (tuna, canned chicken, peanut butter)
- canned vegetables and fruits,
- hand sanitizer,
- baby wipes,
- infant formula and Stage 2 baby foods.
People can bring those donations Monday through Friday, between 9am and 3pm, to the back of SnowCap’s warehouse, located at 17788 SE Pine Street Portland, OR 97233. Contact Nayely Perez at (503) 674-8785 with questions.
Volunteer Needs: Yes - sign up here: https://www.tprojects.org/volunteer/. Are you a sewer looking to create and donate masks? Visit our mask sewing sign-up page here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSe-xpI7Ow4dfaD0EPeVG_MmLWP3l4QkhuSp0FOzwFcX7q6Wwg/viewform.
Donation Needs: Yes - the items listed below are our most-needed items, along with anything on this site: https://www.tprojects.org/donate/items/.
- Blankets – though spring is around the corner, nights are still cold and many of our neighbors are sleeping outside!
- Bath towels
- Hand sanitizer (large and travel-sized bottles) for clients without regular access to restrooms and hand-washing facilities
- Clorox wipes to help our programs conduct hourly sanitizing of highly-trafficked areas
- Pants (adult sizes for men and women)
- Shoes for men and women, especially boots and sneakers
- Underpants for men and women
- Hygiene items like shampoo, lotion, razors and shaving cream
Additional Volunteer and Donation Needs
American Red Cross
Volunteer Needs: The Red Cross will be looking for both in-person and remote volunteer support depending on volunteers comfort level.
Donation Needs: In-person needs currently include supporting Blood Drives at our Portland and Vancouver Office, as well as mobile drives in the community. We will also need volunteer drivers to transport blood products from collection sites to our processing center and from the processing center directly to hospitals. In the coming weeks there may be opportunities to help with mass feeding if needed - potentially for students or other individuals that rely on regular meals provided by their institutions, but we are still determining the need.
We also have remote opportunities to help contact prospective and current volunteers to fill our existing needs, as well as contacting blood donors that signed up for drives that were cancelled and try to reschedule them to an active blood drive location. All of the above opportunities exist in Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas and Clark counties.
Visit our website to support our Blood Drives: https://www.redcross.org/local/oregon.html
Oregon Food Bank
Volunteer Needs: Not at this time.
Donation Needs: You can find multiple ways to donate food here: https://www.oregonfoodbank.org/give/donate-food/
Oregon Food Bank gladly accepts nutritious food donations large or small. Whether you are hosting a food drive, need to clean out your pantry, or have a surplus of product, they will responsibly distribute your donations safely and efficiently to families in need across Oregon and Clark County, WA.
Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO)
Volunteer Needs: Sign up to be a relief volunteer with them here: bit.ly/jdcovid19volunteer
This list is being compiled by APANO to share with groups and community based organizations that are doing mutual aid work around COVID-19 for neighbors within and adjacent to the Jade District. The Jade District is a neighborhood in SE Portland at the intersection of SE 82nd Ave. and SE Division St.
Donation Needs: Donate to the Jade District Relief Fund for impacted workers at Jade District small businesses, who have been experiencing reduced hours and layoffs for many weeks. Help our community members with immediate needs that can’t wait for other relief to become available.
Voz Workers' Rights Education Project
Donation Needs: At Voz, we serve the most vulnerable and marginalized of workers: older adults, seniors, immigrants and refugees, houseless, and those living with chronic illnesses. Day laborers work in temporary low-wage jobs where they do not have access to sick leave and cannot work remotely. As the COVID-19 pandemic intensifies, we are setting up a preparedness plan that combines education, individual and collective preparedness planning, and access to direct services (including an emergency solidarity fund to ensure worker access to medical care, sick leave, good hygiene, mental health, housing, and food security.)
Donate to the Emergency Solidarity Fund for Day Laborer Workers!
Donation Needs: To support the increased need for emergency supplies at this time please consider a financial contribution: https://www.pdxdiaperbank.org/donate-3/
For a list of drop-off locations for diaper donations, please visit https://www.pdxdiaperbank.org/donate-3/diaper-dropoff-locations/
As an organization, PDX Diaper Bank is experiencing the following impact due to COVID-19:
- 50% increase in community diaper need
- 90% decrease in diaper donations due to the lack of diaper drive events, business closures, and social distancing mandates
- 25% anticipated decrease to our annual budget due to postponing (and possibly cancelling) our 7th annual Dining for Diapers fundraiser
PDX Diaper Bank is doing everything in its power to get critical diapering supplies out to children/families who need them now. Thank you for your support!
Donation/Volunteer Needs: To help support our community and our essential healthcare workers during this crisis, Cascadia will be coordinating a mask donation project for community members who are willing to get out their sewing machines and create homemade masks! Community members are welcome to create adult-sized masks, donate them to Cascadia, and we will help distribute to healthcare workers our community. Learn more: https://cascadiabhc.org/mask/
Volunteer Needs: No volunteers needed at this time.
Donation Needs: Financial contributions strongly encouraged to help us provide meals and much needed supplies for women living outside during this pandemic. Donations can be made at https://rosehaven.org/helping/one-time-gift/
Volunteer Needs: Our work here at UCP Oregon providing daily supports for those we serve experiencing intellectual and developmental disabilities continues. We remain committed to delivering quality care where people live.
To ensure the safety of our Direct Support Professionals and the individuals receiving their care, we need your help. Many people in our community are making their own face masks and we are in crucial need of them. If you want a meaningful home project, making masks will help protect you and possibly provide a life-saving gift for our vulnerable population.
Here is a link to easy directions to make a mask.
Donation Needs: If by chance you have access to an N95 Respirator, please let us know! Our supply of the critical items below are nearly exhausted. Do you may have products to share with us?
Critical Items Needed:
- Hand Sanitizer
- Toilet Paper
- Spray Cleaners with Bleach
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Paper Towels
- N95 Face Masks
- Standard Face Masks
- Hand Soap
- Clorox or Lysol Wipes
Items can be dropped off or mailed to our Main Office located at 305 NE 102nd Avenue, Suite 100, Portland, OR 97220. Currently our front office hours are 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Please call (503) 777-4166 to confirm those times have not changed or with any questions.
If you have a quantity of items you can donate, we may be able to pick them up depending on your location. Please email or call 503-777-4166.