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Lots of Groups, Folks, Looking for Clothes & Blankets

. . . particularly winter clothes
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)

Transition Projects
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."
(503) 281-4429

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!
great! 27.Oct.2004 16:58


i guess people here thought you figured it out.

the arc of multnomah county will pick up clothes donations from your house if you are in their service area. their phone number is 503 223 7279.

Soured on ARC 27.Oct.2004 19:20

Boxed In

When I have donated to ARC before, I have seen my stuff turn up at Value Village. I don't give them anything anymore.

There are plenty of other good groups out there.

the arc and goodwill 28.Oct.2004 15:45



the arc and goodwill seek to employ people with disabilities. it's a different cause but still important. and some places that accept donations only give them to people who have gone through a lot of paperwork, qualify at a certain level of need, or who are already accessing their services. so goodwill and value village can be important ways of reaching folks who aren't able to get to some of those services but still can't afford much for clothes. and it's an option outside of the social system too...

arc 29.Oct.2004 00:03


arc uses donated used clothes as a way to fund its programs. they do this by selling donated clothes to valu-village. the clothes do not go directly to the people they serve since it is for fundraising. there is no mystery. they are very upfront about it. it is a good cause and you shouldn't feel bad about giving to them. they have to raise money some way. they have been doing it like this for a while.