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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Housing Bureau

Solving the unmet housing needs of the people of Portland.

Phone: 503-823-2375

fax: 503-823-2387

421 SW 6th Avenue, Suite 500, Portland, OR 97204

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**Veterans' Household Goods Drive EXTENDED to July 31**

Our community’s veterans need YOU to show you care with a Veterans Welcome Home move-in kit  

Veterans who are moving off the streets lack some of those necessities that make a house a home. Your care, and household goods, to make all the difference. 

We need 300 “Welcome Home” move‐in kits for the recipients of Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) vouchers. Your donations will go directly to a veteran family or individual transitioning into housing after weeks, months or even years of homelessness. Moving from the streets or shelter can be isolating, as veterans settle into their new home.

Consider dividing up the list among friends or family or making a giving tree at work. 

Goods can be dropped off 24-hours a day at the Bud Clark Commons Day Center, 665 N.W. Hoyt St. Call Stacy Borke at 503-280-4720 or email for more information.


Priority Items for Welcome Home Kits Linens/Bathroom

Vacuum (like Dirt Devil Featherlite $45)

Coffee maker

Pots & pans set

Set of sharp knives


Shower curtain

Toilet paper, Kleenex

Toaster or Toaster Oven

Fred Meyer gift cards*

Towel set (4 ea.) Bath,  Hand, Washcloth

Bath Mat

Set of Queen Sheets

Queen Blanket

Queen Bedspread or Quilt

4 Pillows

Hygiene (toothbrush, toothpaste,

deodorants, hand/body soap)


Kitchen/Cookware Cleaning supplies & Misc.

Set of dishes

Set of silverware

9” Baking Pan

Mixing Bowls

Spatula & 2 Wooden Spoons

2 Dish Towels

Can Opener

Cutting Board

Kitchen Mop

Small Trashcans (2)

Light bulbs

Dish Rack

Dish soap, sponges, cleaner sprays

Laundry detergents

Storage containers, large or small

Alarm Clock

*Fred Meyer gift cards allow VA social workers to purchase items that households need.