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Toiletry Sorting Hygiene Services for the Homeless(age 8+) *Impact Week*

Transition Projects helps people transition from homelessness to housing, by meeting people experiencing homelessness where they're at and providing the supportive services they need to get off the streets. We serve people's basic needs through street outreach and a drop-in resource center; shelter over 500 people each night in seven shelters; and provide the support needed to address wellness, income and housing barriers in order to find - and maintain - housing.

Transition Projects relies on donations of clothing, linens, hygiene items and more to supply our programs and our participants with needed items. We rely on volunteers to help us sort these donations and route them to the programs that need them.

Volunteers will participate in a brief orientation and training session with staff before diving into a large donation of mixed hygiene products, sorting and packing shampoo and conditioner, soaps, dental supplies and more - essentials that are always in need at our shelters, and at the showers available in our resource center!

We will be working in a somewhat dusty warehouse, so please wear clothing that can get a bit dirty! Closed-toe shoes are required. Volunteers should bring their own water.

Community Impact Week, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, powered by Hands On Greater Portland

Project Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 8 years of age or older to attend this project; any volunteer under age 16 must attend with a parent or adult chaperone.

  • All volunteers under 18 are required to bring a Youth Volunteer Release Form signed by their parent or legal guardian. Please download, complete, and bring this waiver with you on the day of the project.

  • If you plan to bring children or guests you MUST reserve slots for them. The best way to do this is to create a Volunteer Team, then sign up your team for this project. In the spirit of creating an atmosphere where people from all parts of our community are coming together to volunteer,

    Team Captains are only able to reserve up to 50% of the spots on any individual Community Impact Week Service Project. Team Captains are required to provide names and email addresses for each team member (over the age of 13) in order to hold spaces on a volunteer project or they may be removed from the project. Questions? Email

Click "Sign Up" below to reserve your spot! Need help signing up? Call 503-200-3364 or email

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Hunger & Homelessness

Age Minimum (with Adult): 8+, Minimum Age:16+

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