Donate Resources

We have implemented a new Donation Acceptance Policy for Physical Goods (effective June 1, 2017). Please read all of the updated information below – thank you!

It’s hard to say ‘no thank you,’ however we are unable to accept the following items any Share location, due to liability issues and/or high disposal costs:

  • Furniture & mattresses
  • Cribs, car seats, walkers, hi-chairs, pack ‘n’ plays, etc.
  • Electronics, speakers, VHS tapes
  • Used toys
  • Exercise equipment
  • Encyclopedias, text books
  • Large pictures and picture frames

For Food Safety Reasons We Cannot Accept:

  • Home canned items
  • Opened items (if the contents are individually wrapped, then it is acceptable)
  • Food that is beyond expiration date
  • Meat/frozen items that are freezer burned

The donation of new and gently-used goods is vital to serving Share’s clients.

From clothing and personal hygiene items to non-perishable and fresh food, these donations allow us to feed, clothe, furnish homes and so much more for our clients as they move along the path to self-sufficiency. And every donation allows us to spend our funds on providing increased services and programs.

Donated items must be new or gently used (as noted). All items must be clean and in good working condition (fully-functioning); free of rips, stains and/or pet hair.

At Share’s family shelters, we will gladly accept the following items:

  • Non-perishable & fresh food (not expired, not open)
  • New hygiene & personal care items (not open)
  • New cleaning supplies (not open)
  • New diapers & baby wipes (not open)

Family shelter drop-off times & locations:

Sunday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Share Homestead, 4921 NE Hazel Dell Ave., Vancouver, WA 98663
Share Orchards Inn, 5609 NE 102nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98662

At Share House, we will gladly accept the following items:

  • Non-perishable & fresh food (not expired, not open)
  • Meals left from catered events that have been prepared in a Health Department approved kitchen and have been appropriately refrigerated
  • New hygiene & personal care items (not open)
  • New or gently-used coats, hats, scarves, gloves & shoes
  • New cleaning & laundry supplies (not open)
  • New underwear & socks

Share House drop-off times & location:

Sunday to Saturday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Share House, 1115 W 13th St., Vancouver, WA 98660

At the Share Fromhold Service Center, we will gladly accept a variety of items – including non-perishable food, new & gently-used clothing for men, women & teens, items for infants & children, as well as items for the bathroom, bedroom, kitchen & household. Please click the link below to view the list of accepted items:

Share Fromhold Service Center Donation Acceptance Policy for Physical Goods
Most Needed Food Items for Share’s Backpack Program
Put Protein First: A List of Needed Shelf-Stable, Protein Items

Share Fromhold Service Center drop-off times & location:

Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Share Fromhold Service Center, 2306 NE Andresen Road, Vancouver WA 986616

All staff and volunteers have the right to refuse items that do not meet our guidelines.

Where do our food donations go?

At Share, we are often asked where all our food donations go when they leave our warehouse. Here is a diagram, in words in pictures: Where do Share’s food donations go?

If you are interested in organizing a donation drive, please call (360) 952-8229 or e-mail devdir@sharevancouver.org.

Furniture can be donated to at these locations:

  • Divine Consign: an upscale furniture consignment store, operated by volunteers, turns gently-used donated and consigned furniture into dollars for charities in Southwest Washington. 904 Main Street, Vancouver | (360) 695-6443
  • Boomerang: a generosity shop with a special mission. They sell donated and consigned items of quality at accessible prices, and then give every penny of profit back to local causes. 808 Main Street, Vancouver | (360) 952-8127
  • This-N-That: owned and operated by Clark County Christian Center, a non-profit organization, founded to help meet the needs of disadvantaged families in the community. 7601 NE Vancouver Plaza Drive, Vancouver | (360) 690-8428

Furniture and building materials can be donated to:

Habitat for Humanity ReStore at 10811 SE Mill Plain Blvd., Vancouver | (360) 213-1313.

Used electronics can be donated to:

Free Geek in Portland, 1731 SE 10th Avenue, 97214. Learn more at freegeek.org.

Click here for a list of donations locations and addresses, including the Share Fromhold Service Center and Share’s shelters.