Donating Items

Transition Projects welcomes the donation of new and gently-used clothing, hygiene products, linens and household goods.

If you have clothing or goods to donate, please follow these THREE steps:

  • The clothing and goods you donate are used by our clients, so we ask that your clothing and items are clean, from a non-smoking household and ready-to-use by another person. Linens must be free of stains, tears and pet hair.
  • Please check the list below of the ITEMS WE ACCEPT and ITEMS WE DO NOT ACCEPT to ensure we are able to take your donation.
  • Please drop off your tax-deductible donation to: 665 NW Hoyt Street, Portland, OR 97209

Our building is open 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Donations may be dropped off any time. Please ring the front door buzzer to enter. An employee will help you and give you a receipt.

To donate items to the Hansen Shelter at 12240 NE Glisan Street, please take a look at our wishlist here. For items needed at the Willamette Center at 5120 SE Milwaukie Ave, please view the shelter's wishlist here.

Pick-up Service

If you are unable to drop off your donations, we offer a Pick-Up Service available for $35. Please allow 7-10 days for pick-up. For more information or to schedule a pick-up: or 503.280.4741

Items We Accept

For adult men and women; new or gently used and clean

  • Clothing (seasonal if possible)
  • Coats
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Shoes
  • Shoe strings
  • Belts
  • Hats
  • Gloves

Hygiene Products
Any size, unused

  • Deodorant
  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Razors
  • Shaving cream
  • Lotion
  • Shampoo & Conditioner
  • Feminine Hygiene Products

New or gently used and clean

  • Sleeping Pillows  - without stains, tears
  • Blankets - without stains, tears, excessive wear
  • Towels - without stains, tears or fraying
  • Washcloths - without stains, tears, fraying
  • Bath Mats - without stains, tears, fraying
  • Twin-size sheets - without stains, tears
  • Queen/King sheets - without stains, tears

Books & Misc. items

  • Novels, non-fiction, general interest books
  • Toilet paper
  • Sleeping cots
  • Walkers
  • Manual Wheel Chairs (non-electric)
  • Flash drives (for clients’ resumes)
  • Sewing materials (thread, buttons, kits, etc)

Items We Do Not Accept

  • Arm Chairs & Recliners 
  • Baby & Children’s Clothing
  • Baby Carriers & Cribs
  • Baby toys
  • BBQ’s & Grills
  • Bed Frames
  • Benches
  • Bicycles
  • Bookcases
  • Box Springs
  • Bunk Beds
  • Bureaus & Drawers
  • Chairs
  • Children’s toys & games
  • Coffee Tables & End Tables
  • Computers - 2012 models or older
  • Console TV’s
  • Craft Supplies
  • Curtains & mini-blinds
  • Decorative Pillows
  • Desks
  • Drawers & Dressers
  • Exercise Equipment
  • Futons
  • Gardening Supplies
  • Headboards
  • Holiday Items
  • Home Décor
  • Hospital beds
  • Hutches
  • Kitchen Tables & Chairs
  • Lamps
  • Large Appliances
  • Loft Beds
  • Loveseats
  • Mattresses
  • Office furniture
  • Patio Sets
  • Patio/lawn furniture
  • Sofa & Loveseats
  • Stereos
  • Tools
  • Video Games & Consoles
  • Water Bed

Donate Your Vehicle

Donate your vehicle TODAY and benefit Transition Projects. Through a partnership with Volunteers of America (VOA) and their Charity Connections program, donating a vehicle is easy. Charity Connections processes non-profit organizations’ vehicle donations.

By donating your vehicle you will avoid the hassle and expense of selling your vehicle and at the same time, you will be supporting a cause that you are passionate about. When you donate your car, boat, motor home, or motorcycle, Transition Projects will benefit from your donation and you will get the tax deduction.

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