Recently I posted, saying that I had two large boxes of nice women's clothing - winter and summer - that I wanted to see go to an organization or neighborhood group that planned to distribute clothing free of charge to those who needed it.
I got only one response on IndyMedia, but the same announcement on Craig's List brought over 50 replies within 12 hours. And these were only the people fortunate enough to be able to get access to a computer and the list.
Here are just a few of the groups requesting help, should any of the rest of you have winter coats, women's clothing, or blankets you want to "rehome":
Portland Women's Crisis Line
Women's Abuse Shelters, Vancouver, WA
Porch Light Youth Shelter, Portland (IWW IU 650 - represented)
Coat & Blanket Drive
"Transition Projects is teaming up with Windermere Realty, John L. Scott Realty and Care Oregon to collect coats and blankets for Portland's homeless during the fall season. We have a goal is to collect over 3,000 coats and blankets to distribute to those in need throughout the winter season."
There are several drop off sites in N. Portland, including:
NE Portland - Windermere Community Commercial
1734 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97212
North Portland - Windermere/Cronin & Caplan Realty Group, Inc.
8315 N Denver AVE
Portland, OR 97217
NE Portland Lloyd Tower -
Windermere/Cronin & Caplan Realty Group, Inc.
825 NE Multnomah St., Ste. 120
Portland, OR 97232
Other locations listed on website
St. Andrews Catholic Church
Community Clothes Closet
"We do not charge for the clothing we provide. We serve residents of the N/NE community. We are located at 806 NE Alberta."
Good Samaritan Hospital Clothing Closet
Les Schwab Tires locations are also taking donations of coats for the needy.
Sure . . . Goodwill, Salvation Army, the William Temple House Thrift Store, and Valu Village have low prices but many people cannot even afford to pay a low price this year. Please help!