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Your generous contributions make a tremendous impact! 

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. Many of our clients are challenged to pay their monthly utilities, purchase all the items needed to run a household and to provide enough food for their families.

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 Molly at mevjen@sharevancouver.org  or 360-952-8228 with questions about our donation policy.

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

Share Fromhold Service Center Donation Warehouse:

The Share Fromhold Service Center is home to our Donation Warehouse, our hub for resource donations for all of Share’s programs. 

Open Donation Drop-off Hours (Updated January 2022):
  • Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursdays 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Donation Warehouse is closed outside of these hours, as well as 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

Most NeededNon-Perishable Food 

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
  • Backpacking or hiking-style backpacks
  • Personal hygiene items – NEW & travel-sized: shampoo & conditioner, soap, toothbrush & toothpaste, razors, deodorant & personal wipes, socks
  • Bottled water & protein shakes

See below for information on donating care kits and food kits for our neighbors living outside.

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 

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 

Ship 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! 

Shipping Address: Share, 2306 NE Andresen Rd, Vancouver, WA 98661 

Visit our Amazon ‘Wish List’ –- click here to view it and start shopping!
Note: Needed items are not limited or specific to items on the list; different brands and colors are welcomed and appreciated. Additionally, similar items may also be purchased at alternative stores and shipped to the Share address above. 

Donate 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 our non-perishable food donations go?

If you are interested in organizing a donation drive, please call (360) 952-8312 or e-mail mbernetich@sharevancouver.org.

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Donate Resources

Donations of physical goods are always welcome. High-need items include non-perishable food, new hygiene & personal care items and new cleaning supplies.

Contact Molly at mevjen@sharevancouver.org to schedule a donation drop-off or click the button below to submit a contact form.

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