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GGNW Donation Wish List

Greater Good NW accepts donations of some items and can put your generosity to immediate use in your local community! 

Below are the most commonly requested needs from participants in our Housing Program and from our Outreach Team. 


Location:
GGNW Bridge Shelter

622 SE 10th Avenue
Hillsboro, OR

The “EconoLodge” Bridge Shelter in Hillsboro is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and Staff can accept donations at any time of day. Cleaning and organizing at 3am and just want the items gone? Don’t feel like storing things in the garage until Summer? We accept donations any time of day or night, year-round. Shelter staff will organize your donations and send them on to the Housing and Outreach teams.

 

Drop-Off Instructions:
Park at the shelter in the front parking lot and come into the Lobby and let us know that you are there to drop off a donation. Staff will direct you where to bring the items. Review the list below to see what is needed, there are some things we can’t use or accept. Please wait patiently if Staff is busy assisting our participants when you arrive. Don’t drop off donations and leave without talking to staff first. Please request a tax deductible donation receipt if needed. 
 

Housing Program Donation Wish List

 

People moving into long-term housing often need the essential Kitchen, Bath, and new Household cleaning items. 

 

Kitchen: 

  • Glasses/Cups

  • Utensils

  • Bowls

  • Plates

  • Pots/pans

  • Food Storage Containers

  • Measuring Cups / spoons

  • Can opener

  • Kitchen Towels

  • Sponges

  • Dish soap

Bath: 

  • Bath Mat

  • Shower Curtain

  • Bathroom Towels

  • Toilet brush (new)

  • Toilet cleaner

  • Toilet paper

Other Household Items:

  • Broom/dustpan

  • Mop

  • Garbage bags

  • Cleaning towels

  • Paper towels

  • Multi purpose cleaner

  • Hangers

  • Laundry soap

Outreach Program Donation Wish List:

 

Food and Snacks:

Unopened, unexpired, and non-perishable food.

Think shelf stable snacks and small ready-to-eat meals that don’t require cooking. 
 

Current HIGH NEED Items are

Adult-Size Warm Winter Clothes:

  • Winter Jackets 

  • Hats, Scarves, Gloves 

  • Weather-proof Boots

  • Warm hoodies, sweatshirts, and sweaters

  • New packs of socks and thermal socks

  • New packs of underwear and thermal underwear

  • Both new and lightly used Blankets 

Other items that are in high demand include:

​Outdoor Gear:

  • New 2-6 person Tents

  • Sleeping Bags

  • Tarps 

  • Rain ponchos

  • Emergency blankets

  • Hot hands hand warmers

  • Small LED flashlights

  • Batteries

  • Portable USB power bank chargers 

  • Bike locks

Adult Clothes:

  • Shirts

  • Sweatshirts / Sweaters

  • Pants / Jeans

  • Leggings

  • Belts

  • Hats

  • Good-condition Shoes and Boots

  • Jackets of all types

Bags of all types:

  • Backpacks

  • School backpacks

  • Hiking backpacks

  • Laptop bags

  • Satchel bags

  • Duffel bags

  • Sports bags

  • Drawstring bags

  • Purses and wallets

  • Suitcases with wheels

  • Reusable shopping bags

What about items not listed above? Electronics? Furniture? Decorations?

If you have an unusual donation that’s not listed here, including perishable food or pantry items, or are unsure if we can put your donations to use, just ask GGNW Staff when you arrive at the Shelter and we will determine if we can accept the items or will direct you where to donate them. 

We can sometimes accept donations of items below, but Staff might direct you somewhere else if there is not a current need.

Books - Card Games - Flat screen TV’s - Mini Fridges - Microwaves - Small Kitchen Appliances 
 

Mobility Devices such as Wheelchairs, Walkers, Crutches, and Shower Chairs 

Portable WiFi Internet devices such as Phones, Tablets, and small Laptops

 

 


 

Furniture? Other Large Items?

We Can Not accept donations of Furniture and other large items at this time, but we recommend you take advantage of Community Warehouse and read over their donation guide for furniture and other large items. Our Housing Team often utilizes Community Warehouse for our Participants moving into long-term housing and donations there will still have a positive impact on our programs.

https://www.communitywarehouse.org/give-furniture/

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