Donations fill need at Community Warehouse
Each week, social services agencies bring over 40 families to the Community Warehouse in northeast Portland to get the basic household items and furniture they need to turn their empty housing into comfy homes.
But for the first time in many months, the warehouse does not have enough items to meet its needs.
The holidays always bring in an abundance of donations from the community, but as the season of giving comes to a close and spring cleaning hasn’t quite kicked off, the warehouse often finds itself empty and in pressing need for donations.
Executive Director Kristy Wood explains, “We want the Community to know we are ready and willing to take their household donations – we have two drop off centers and a truck for pickups. We need your help.”
Do you have an extra set of silverware? Could that third cooking pan in your cupboard become another person’s means for cooking? Are those sheets and pillows at the top of your linen closet ready to be passed on to a child who has no bedding?
You can help by finding it in your heart to give any extra goods and furniture to your neighbors in need.
Community Warehouse is the region’s furniture bank that offers essential household items to over 5,000 low-income individuals and families each year.
Partnering with 114 local social service agencies, Portland Public Schools, and local hospitals, the Warehouse fills at least 40 requests for furniture each week.
Drop off centers are located at the Community Warehouse facilities at 3969 N.E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, which is open every day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and on the west side off of the Sunset Highway Canyon exit at 8745 S.W. Canyon Lane, which is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
For more information, call Community Warehouse at 503-235-8786 or visit their website communitywarehouse.org.