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Thank you for supporting our clients
through the donation of resources!
  

Donations of high-need items such as non-perishable and fresh food, outdoor supplies, personal hygiene items, household items, and seasonal clothing empower our clients to grow and thrive. As our community struggles with loss of income and food insecurity, our clients simply can’t afford to purchase all the items needed to run a household. Many of our clients are challenged to pay their monthly utilities and to provide enough food for their families. Your generous contributions make a tremendous impact. 


Due to Covid-19 our donation capacity is limited and we are not able to accept used
clothing
or household items at this time. Please view our list of accepted items, donation
drop off hours and locations below
 before dropping offThank you for your understanding. 

Contact Sara at  sjohnson@sharevancouver.orgwith questions about our donation policy. 

Share is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit| Federal Tax ID # 91-1205119 

The Share Fromhold Service Center – Donation Warehouse:

The Share Fromhold Service Center is where our Donation Warehouse is located and is our hub for resource donations for all of Share’s programs. Please note the open drop off hours and our current list of accepted items below! 

Open Hours: Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. | Thursdays 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.   

  • Our Donation Warehouse is closed outside of these hours 
  • Closed for holidays & breaks: Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve through New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day

Drop-off Location: Share Fromhold Service Center, 2306 NE Andresen Rd.  

Upon arrival please go to our Donation Warehouse door 

  • Drive around to the left/south side of the building, all the way down to the blue fence to our Donation Warehouse garage door. Ring the doorbell if door is closed.  
  • Please wear your mask when dropping off your items. You may either pop your trunk for staff to grab items out while you stay in your car, or a staff member will pass you a cart where you may load items on at a distance.  
  • All staff and volunteers have the right to refuse items that do not meet our guidelines. 

Donation Guidelines 

We will gladly accept the following items following our donation guidelines: 

  • Most NeededNon-Perishable Food 
    • Canned vegetables, fruits, beans, tuna, soup, ravioli, chili, spaghetti sauce 
    • Dried ricebeans, pasta 
    • Cereal, oatmeal, mac & cheese, boxed dinners, shelf stable milks  
    • Snack items: tuna packets, tuna salad & chicken salad snack kits, cheese and/or peanut butter crackers, chewy granola and/or snack bars, squeezable packets of apple sauce, fruit cups, fruit snacks, protein/nutritional beverages, juice 
    • Most Needed Items for Our Backpack Program 
    • Put Protein First: A List of Needed Shelf-Stable, Protein Items 
    • Outreach Most Needed Items
    • 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 datemeat/frozen items that are freezer burned. 
    • Perishable food may be donated to one of our shelters. See below for more information.  
  • Most NeededOutreach Supplies 
    • Sleeping bags, tents, tarps, hand warmers, ponchos, emergency blankets, travel sized toiletries 
    • See below for information on donating care kits and food kits for our neighbors living outside 
  • Personal Care Items 
    • Items should be new and unopened, or individually wrapped 
    • Shampoo, conditioner, body wash, soap, shaving cream, razors, tooth brushes, tooth paste 
    • Menstrual products, personal wipes, toilet paper 
    • First aid items, band aids, anti-bacterial cream, compression roll, gauze pads, isopropyl alcohol wipes/bottles, hydrogen peroxide 
  • New Only! Household Items 
    • New only, we are unable to accept used household items at this time 
    • Cleaning supplies, bleach, wipes, dish soap, and laundry detergent 
    • Towels, sheets, blankets, pillows 
    • Paper towels, pots & pans, baking sheets, cooking utensils, coffee makers, crock pots, toasters, microwaves 
  • New Only! Clothing (All clothing items should be for the current season) 
    • New only, we are unable to accept used clothing at this time 
    • New clothing for adults, teens, children, and infants  
    • Hats, gloves, socks, bras, underwear 
    • Winter coats, rain jackets, sweatshirts, sweatpantsleggings, jeans, tennis shoes, boots 

Shipping Items to Share & Amazon Wish List:

Donate Resources Virtually! You can also help by purchasing new high-need items online from the safety of your home via our Amazon Wish Listshipping items to Share from local stores, or making a cash donation to our ‘Most Needed Item of the Month’ fund! 

At Share’s shelters, we will gladly accept donations of non-perishable & fresh food:

Support our Hot Meals Program at Share House or our Family Shelter Meals at Share Orchards and Share Homestead by donating non-perishable and fresh food to these locations Sunday to Saturday, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm.  

  • Share House, 1115 W 13th St., Vancouver, WA 98660 
    • 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 
    • Donate a meal to feed 150 from a local restaurant or donate the ingredients! 
  • Share Homestead, 4921 NE Hazel Dell Ave., Vancouver, WA 98663 
    • Non-perishable & fresh food (not expired, not open)
  • Share Orchards Inn, 5609 NE 102nd Ave., Vancouver, WA 98662 
    • Non-perishable & fresh food (not expired, not open) 

Please contact Molly at mevjen@sharevancouver.org with questions about donating food to our Share shelters.  

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

  • Furniture & mattresses 
  • Cribs, car seats, walkers, hi-chairs, pack ‘n’ plays, etc. 
  • Electronics, speakers, VHS tapes 
  • Décor items for home or holidays 
  • 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 

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) 952-8312 or e-mail sjohnson@sharevancouver.org

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Donate Resources

Donations of physical goods are always welcome. Some of the items we currently need include: non-perishable food, new hygiene & personal care items and new cleaning supplies. Contact Sara Johnson at 360-952-8312 to schedule a donation drop-off.

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