Spring Cleaning – Where to donate locally

Decluttering Done, Time to Donate

If you have spring cleaning on the brain, or just read our March Home Maintenance Checklist, you may have some gently used clothes or home items that will soon be looking for a new home. To help, here are a few local places in Portland and the Willamette Valley that we trust will make the most of your generous donations.


Portland Metro Area

Rose Haven

1740 NW Glisan Street, Portland, OR

Rose Haven is the only day shelter and community center specifically serving women, children, and gender-diverse people in Portland. Rose Haven has limited ability to accept gently used supplies and clothing, but there are certain things they can ALWAYS use such as seasonally appropriate clothing, raincoats, bras, umbrellas, flashlights, tents, sleeping bags and tarps, backpacks and suitcases. Donations are accepted Tuesdays and Thursdays anytime between 1 and 4pm.


William Temple House

2230 NW Glisan Street, Portland, OR

The William Temple House Thrift Store accepts donations of new and gently-used clothing, furniture, housewares, and more. All proceeds from the sale of your donations help William Temple House support people in our community through mental health counseling and emergency assistance programs. Donations are accepted at the Thrift Store during business hours Tuesday–Sunday as space allows.


MainSpring PDX

3500 NE 82nd Ave, Portland, OR

Mainspring PDX is a community pantry providing free food, clothing and hygiene products to those in need. They accept usable clean clothing, food that is unopened and not past the use by date, wearable shoes, unused personal hygiene products, clean blankets, sleeping bags, sheets, backpacks, bags, tents and towels. Donations are accepted Monday-Thursday 9am-1pm.


CAT Thrift Store

4838 SW Scholls Ferry Rd, Portland, OR

Donations support the Cat Adoption Team, a local nonprofit animal shelter helping homeless cats and kittens. CAT accepts donations of new and gently used clothing, shoes, craft supplies, books, housewares, jewelry and accessories, and other amazing unique and vintage finds. Donations are accepted by appointment only.


Abbys Closet

PO Box 402, West Linn, OR 97068

The mission of Abby’s Closet, an Oregon-based nonprofit, is to inspire confidence and respect in high school women by providing free formal dresses for prom or other memorable events. They accept new or gently used formal dresses (long and short), prom bags, shoes and jewelry. Donations are accepted year-round. They can be dropped off at one of several area business locations


NW Childrens Outreach

Multiple donation locations to choose from including Beaverton, Tualatin, NE Portland, Vancouver, WA and South Sound, WA.

Northwest Children’s Outreach supplies diapers, clothing, formula, blankets, and toys to help vulnerable children in our area. They accept New and like new clothing, Baby items, Hygiene items, Toys, Books and other gifts.


Mid-Willamette Valley 

Helping Hands Resources

1755 13th Street SE, Salem, OR

Helping Hands Resources is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that gathers donated clothing, bedding and household items and provides them to anyone in need at no charge. Donations are accepted Monday-Thursday & Saturdays from 9-11am.


Willamette Humane Society Thrift Store

548 High Street NE, Salem, OR

Oregon Humane Society (OHS) Thrift Store, opened its doors in 1968 as a revenue source to support shelter services for cats and dogs. They accept donations of gently used clothing, home décor, household goods, toys, collectibles, jewelry, sporting goods, and more. Donations are accepted Monday to Saturday from 10am-4pm.


Habitat for Humanity of the Mid-Willamette Valley

1249 13th Street SE, Salem, OR

Donations and purchases at the ReStore help fund the homebuilding mission, transforming lives in our community. They accept a variety of new and reclaimed building materials, furniture, decor, and appliances in good working condition. Donations are accepted Monday-Saturday from 9am-3pm.


UGM Salem

1100 Front Street NE, Salem, OR

Whether your donations are sold at the Mission Store or given directly to UGM guests, your items help our homeless neighbors. Along with accepting good items in good condition, UGM Salem Donation Center accepts ripped, stained, and torn clothing, bags, purses, belts, stuffed animals, hats, and shoes that are ready to be tossed and recycles them.


Did we miss your favorite local donation spot? Leave us a comment below.


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