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Update on Donation of Physical Goods: We are incredibly grateful to the generosity of our community over the holiday season, whose contributions filled our shelves with new, high-need items – thank you. During January, the Share Fromhold Service Center will not be accepting the donation of any physical goods. This decision was made to allow staff and volunteers the space and time to inventory our current donations and in response to the increased spread of COVID-19 in our community. We appreciate your understanding.


When physical donation drop-offs are resumed, the following instructions will apply:

Drop-off is at the Share Fromhold Service Center, 2306 NE Andresen Rd. Drive around to the left/south side of the building, all the way down to the blue fence to our 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 will pass you a cart where you may load items on at a distance. Contact Sara at sjohnson@sharevancouver.org with questions.

All donated items should be new and ready to go into a client’s hands. All clothing items should be for the current season. 

  • Our list of high-needed items for clients in shelter and supportive housing programs:

    • Adult-sized clothing: Jeans, sweatpants, hoodies, winter coats, boots, shoes, underwear, warm leggings. Long and short sleeve t-shirts
    • Kitchen items: towels, potholders, dish rags, pots & pans, coffee pots, crock pots, plates, bowls, cookie sheets, cooking utensils, microwave, toaster oven
    • Bedding: pillows, comforters (twin to queen preferred), bed blankets, sheets (twin to queen preferred)
    • Cleaning Supplies – new & unopened
    • First Aid – new & unopened: band aids, Neosporin, compression roll, isopropyl alcohol wipes and bottles, peroxide
    • Household: lamps (only if working & complete with shade)
  • Our list of high-needed items for our Outreach program:

    • Soft, non-perishable foods:  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, smoothies, and yogurt
    • Personal hygiene items – NEW & travel-sized:   shampoo & conditioner  |  soap
      toothbrush & toothpaste  |  razors  |  deodorant & personal wipes  |  socks
    • Bottled water & protein shakes

You can also help by purchasing items on-line via our ‘Wish List’click here to view it and start shopping!

We create ‘move-in’ baskets for families or individuals which are filled with essentials (silverware, dish set, pots & pans, dish/bath/hand towels, etc.) donated by caring donors. We also provide personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies, clothing and more. Any items you select will help make our clients feel at home – thank you! 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.


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.

Share is a 501 (c) 3 non-profitFederal Tax ID # 91-1205119

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 a link below to view the list of accepted items:

Share Fromhold Service Center drop-off times & location:

Monday-Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. | Note: office closed between 12:30 to 1:00 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.

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

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
  • 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

In an effort to find a home for your generous donation, we have compiled this list of local organizations who may be able to accept your donation.

Donation Resource Guide

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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