Give Supplies

The only form of clothing/shoes ShelterCare accepts is gently used clothing, ideally larger men’s sizes for our ShelterCare Medical Recuperation program. Clothing items we accept include:

  • Clean, gently used adult clothing – ideally athetic wear that could fit multiple sizes
  • Clean, gently used shoes
  • Sweatshirts, Sweatpants, and T-Shirts
  • New underwear

We do not accept children’s clothing. Click here for a list of organizations that accept clothing donations.

ShelterCare program participants generally need household supplies to help them get started in their new residence. Many participants have low or no income, and benefits such as SNAP cannot be used to purchase cleaning supplies and other items that are necessary for maintaining a safe and livable home environment.

  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Glass cleaner
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Dish soap
  • Laundry soap
  • Paper towels
  • Sponges/cleaning rags
  • Garbage bags
  • Brooms
  • Dust pans
  • Mops
  • Buckets
  • Kitchen trash cans
  • New vacuum cleaners

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Shaving gel
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrush
  • Floss
  • Tampons and sanitary napkins
  • Toilet paper
  • Deodorant
  • Razors

ShelterCare has several outreach teams that hand out supplies to people in the community who are experiencing homelessness, with a goal of connecting people with housing programs and other services. Our outreach teams distribute 75-100 kits every month.

  • Ripstop tarps, dark green (6×8 size preferred)
  • Toothpaste, travel size
  • Tampons
  • Slider-closure plastic bags in gallon and quart size
  • Individually wrapped toilet paper rolls
  • Ear plugs
  • Sunscreen, travel size
  • Antibiotic ointment packets

  • Standard bed pillows (New)
  • Dinnerware sets
  • Pots and pans
  • Bedding, Twin and Full size (New)
  • Towels (New)
  • Some types of furniture … Learn More.

If you wish to make a donation of supplies or items not listed here, email or call (541) 686-1262 to find out if your donation is a good fit for ShelterCare.

  • Children’s Clothing 
  • Food
  • Used Beds (even if they’re like-new, we unfortunately cannot accept them)
  • Used/Opened hygiene products (shampoo, soap, toothpaste, deodorant, etc.)
  • Stuffed Animals
  • TVs and Electronics
  • Appliances
  • Candles
  • Candle Holders
  • Oil Lamps
  • Flammable Liquids
  • Items associated with consuming alcohol and/or cigarettes including wine glasses, shot glasses, and items decorated with alcohol or tobacco labels.
  • Seasonal and holiday-themed decorative items are better donated elsewhere.
  • No weapons or ammunition of any kind, including toys and replicas.

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