2017 Community Warehouse:Most Needed Items

Community Warehouse is your local, nonprofit furniture bank that collects and redistributes donated household goods and furnishings to neighbors in need. 

 
The idea of Community Warehouse is a simple, yet incredibly powerful one: household furnishings you no longer need can help create a home for someone else in your community. Through partnerships with 180 social service agencies, faith communities, and public schools, Community Warehouse helps provide the comforts of home to over 7,000 neighbors in need each year.

 You can help! Please take a look in your cabinets, cupboards, and storage space for the following items and consider giving them to the Warehouse. We’ll put your used goods to good use. We just ask that your items are gently-used and in clean, working condition.

Most Needed Items:

  • KITCHENWARE
    *Pots & Pans   Clean; no excessive wear.
    Silverware   Clean.
    Cooking Utensils  Clean, no excessive wear.
    *Baking Pans & Dishes   Clean; no chips, cracks or broken parts.
    Dish Sets & Glasses   Clean; no chips, cracks or broken parts; microwave safe
    *Toasters/Toaster Ovens  Working condition; no missing parts. 
    Coffee Makers   No espresso machines; no missing parts.
    Mixers & Blenders   Working condition; no missing parts.
    Microwave Ovens   Working condition; no missing parts.
    *Can Openers
    Dish Racks
    Cutting Boards   No excessive wear.
    Mixing Bowls   No chips or cracks.
    Dish Rags/Pot Holders   No stains, tears, or fraying.

    FURNITURE

    *Dressers   Good condition; 6 foot or smaller.
    *Mattresses   Free from stains and tears; 15 years or newer; will pick-up Queen size or smaller; King size sets are drop-off only.
    Box Springs   Free from stains and tearswill pick-up Queen size or smaller; King size sets are drop-off only.
    Bed Frames   Metal, collapsible, “Hollywood”-style only; no wood frames.
    Futons   Must be assembled, mattress and frame must be donated together; wood and metal frames accepted.
    *Kitchen Tables/Chairs   Good condition; 5 foot or smaller, NO glass-tops.
    Coffee & End Tables   Good condition; 6 foot or smaller; NO glass-tops
    Lamps   Fully functioning; table or standing; NO kerosene/fuel lamps, lanterns, stoves or heaters
    Sofa/Loveseats   7 foot or smaller; free from stains and tears; no sectionals or recliner sofas.
    Hide-a-Beds  Drop-off only, no pick-up (NO captain’s beds, trundle beds, or day beds)
    Patio Sets   Clean and sturdy; wood, metal, or wicker (no plastic.)
    Arm Chairs/Recliners   Free from stains and tears; working condition.
    Benches   Good condition; 6 foot or smaller.
    Bookcases   6 foot or smaller; free-standing; no particle-board.
    Desks  4 foot x 2.5 foot or smaller; free-standing; no particle-board.

    LINENS

    *Sleeping Pillows   Free from stains and tears.
    Pillowcases  Free from stains and tears.
    Sheets   Free from stains and tears.
    *Blankets   Free from stains, tears and excessive wear; no electric blankets
    Towels & Washcloths   Free from stains, tears and fraying.
    Bath Mats   Free from stains and tears.
    Shower Curtains/Rings   Free from stains and tears.

    BASIC HOUSEHOLD ITEMS

    *Alarm Clocks   Working condition.
    Fans   Working condition; any kind.
    Mops & Brooms   Working, clean condition.
    Vacuum Cleaners  Working condition.
    Irons/Ironing Boards   Working condition, free from stains and tears.
    A/C Units   Small, working condition.
    Space Heaters   Working condition; accepted seasonally.
    Rugs   Bound edges; no larger than 2 foot x 3 foot; no raw carpet; free from stains and tears.
    TVs   No larger than 27″ (flatscreens can be larger); 10 years old or newer; no consoles.
    Electronics   Radios and boomboxes accepted (one component systems only)
    Plastic Storage Bins w/ Lids   With lids only; not broken or cracked.

You can bring your donations on SHRED IT day, or donations can be dropped off at our two locations below. You can go online for a pick-up:

Tualatin Location: 8380 SW Nyberg St, Tualatin, OR 97062
Open For Clients Mon – Fri, 10am – 4pm

Tualatin Program Director: Jeff Freeman
jeff@communitywarehouse.org
503.347.2147

Portland Location: 3969 NE MLK Jr Blvd, Portland, OR 97212
Open For Clients Mon – Fri, 10am – 4pm

Portland Program Director: Erik Heise
erik@communitywarehouse.org
503.235.8786

 For a complete list of items we accept or to learn more, visit: communitywarehouse.org

We also have fun, meaningful, flexible volunteer opportunities seven days per week.
Interested? Questions? Email Jessica Thompson: jessica@communitywarehouse.org