In-Kind Donations

In-Kind Donations

Many of our programs are looking for specific in-kind donations. Whether you personally have services or goods to offer or would like to organize a drive to collect items for a specific program, we are grateful for your support. To give you ideas on items or services to donate, below are some of our needs by program. If you have specific questions or to find our location for item drop-off, please contact us.

Note: Most in-kind donations made to Catholic Charities are tax-deductible. Receipts are available.

Donate Your Vehicle

You can donate your car, boat, or recreational vehicle, whether it is running or not, to Catholic Charities. The proceeds from the sale will be used to fund our programs and services for the disadvantaged people we assist. We can arrange to have your vehicle towed at no cost to you. Catholic Charities partners with Volunteers of America for this service. Click here and complete the online vehicle donation form.

Real Estate & Property

Donating property to Catholic Charities is a thoughtful, generous way to create a major impact on the housing issues that face our under-served community members. Often, we work to turn gifted property and buildings into life-sustaining permanent housing.

Contact our Development Office at 503-688-2625 if you’d like to learn more about donation options or to discuss a particular property or building donation you may have in mind.

Kenton Women’s Village

We are currently running a collection drive for Kenton’s Women’s Village to prepare for winter and women moving into new apartments. Interested in helping? Check this PDF for ways you can help!

Here are a few other in-kind donations currently needed at Kenton Women’s Village:

Provide Dinner for Kenton Women’s Village Residents

Consider joining with friends or colleagues to provide a Monday evening supper (for 14). We ask that the meal include a main dish, side vegetable, starch, beverage and dessert.
Please deliver in disposable dishes (containers delivered will be treated as part of the donation). Meals are requested for delivery to North Portland between 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm on Mondays.

Provide Lunch for Kenton Women’s Village Residents

Consider providing 14 brown-bag sack lunches to the residents of Kenton Women’s Village. Lunches should include sandwich, fruit, chips/crackers, and drink. Days are flexible with delivery requested by 11:30 am.

To learn more and/or coordinate this food donation, please call (503) 688-2623 or by email.

Winter Weather Clothing & Sleeping Bags

In preparation for winter, Kenton Women’s Village is in need of the following new or like new items:

Sleeping bags – high quality, rated to 20°F
Winter rain/insulted jackets – waterproof (contact us for size ranges)
Rain boots – rubber/PVC, preferable insulated (contact us for size ranges)
Warm socks
Pop-up Tents

Day-to-Day Needs

For daily matters, Kenton Women’s Village currently needs:

Pine sol
Mop and gloves
Neosporin for sores
Wash cloths
Paper towels

Donations may be dropped off at the Village or at Catholic Charities. Please contact us for more information about drop-off hours and location.

Housing Transitions

Catholic Charities Housing Transitions is always in need of white cotton women’s athletic socks, women’s cotton underwear in all sizes, personal and feminine hygiene items, and backpacks. We are not able to accept clothing due to a lack of storage, but welcome winter coats, gloves, hats, and sleeping bags in season.

Pregnancy and Parenting Support

Every donation directly supports the children and families receiving services at Catholic Charities. We are in need of:

  • Diapers, especially newborn size
  • New cribs
  • New baby clothes
  • New toys

Please note: We can only accept new items as hygiene and safety requirements for pregnant women and newborn babies are quite specific.

Traveling Crib

Through our traveling crib program, we collect items for the baby and maternity supplies from parishes around the Portland area to support mothers who are facing difficult situations. Each year hundreds of women and their babies are helped with donations of diapers, clothes, parenting and relationship education classes, and rent and utility assistance.

To learn more about the Traveling Crib, please call (503) 238-5196.

Refugee Services


Due to continued community generosity and decreased refugee arrivals, Refugee Services is not accepting in-kind donations at this time. Thank you!