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$250 provides recreational opportunities for 83 youth in residential care
$170 provides a baby stroller for one low-income teen mother
$150 provides a hot evening meal and breakfast for 60 homeless youth
$120 provides winter gloves for 20 homeless youth
$100 provides socks for 50 homeless youth
$28 provides a month bus pass for a low-income youth
$50 provides infant formula for 1 month for one low-income teen mother
$100 provides seeds, vegetable starts and water for 20 families to grow their own food
$75 provides 3 boxes of infant diapers for a teen mom
$50 provides educational materials and art supplies for 15 youth
$50 provides infant formula for 1 month for one low-income teen mother

In-Kind Donations

Janus gratefully accepts in-kind donations from corporations, organizations and individuals. These donations help us provide important necessities to the youth we serve. 

Homeless Youth Programs

  • Baby/toddler clothing-boy/girl, 0-5t, new or slightly used and clean
  • Backpacks
  • Blankets-twin size only
  • Diapers-all sizes
  • Dog/cat food-unopened, dry only preferred
  • Formula-all types, unopened, not expired
  • Gloves, winter hats
  • Hand warmers
  • Sleeping bags
  • Hygiene products-travel size (shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, tampons, Band-Aids, deodorant, etc.)
  • Outdoor gear, 1-2 person tents, sleeping bags, tarps, camp stoves, hiking boots, flashlights
  • Ponchos/rain gear, new, clean and slightly used
  • Socks–men’s & women’s all sizes–new or slightly used, clean
  • Winter Coats-new/slightly used, clean, men’s women’s, especially large size

Teen Parent Program

  • Baby gates (that do not need to be screwed into walls)
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby/toddler clothing-0-5t, new or gently used, clean, boy/girl
  • Cribs-manufactured after 12/2011
  • Diapers, all sizes
  • Formula-all types, unopened, not expired
  • High chairs-no recalls
  • Maternity clothing-new/slightly used, clean, all sizes
  • Strollers-no recalls
  • Toys, new or slightly used, no recalls

All Programs

  • Acoustic guitars, guitar strings
  • Keyboard or upright piano
  • Art Supplies–paint, canvas, crayons, colored pencils, paper, brushes, scissors, beading supplies, yarn, clay, etc.
  • Bath towels, hand towels, washcloths
  • Bed linens–twin size only, clean
  • Blankets –twin size only, clean
  • Board games –all types, family friendly
  • Books-young adult, family friendly, mysteries, James Patterson, Harry Potter
  • Bus Passes –TriMet, C-Tran–Youth/Adult
  • Gift cards–coffee, department/clothing stores, movie, bookstore, restaurants, grocery stores, hair salons, etc.
  • Hygiene products–travel size (shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, tampons, band-aids, deodorant, soaps, body wash, etc.)
  • Movies–G rated, PG-13
  • Socks-all sizes, men’s & women’s new or slightly used and clean
  • Underwear–men’s, women’s, all sizes, new only
  • Video games-Wii, PlayStation 2, Xbox –rated for everyone
  • Zoo, movie tickets

Items We Cannot Accept

  • Mattresses
  • Hide-a-beds
  • Console/CRT TVs/stereos
  • King, queen or full size sheets
  • Large appliances
  • Computers or any electronic equipment
  • Used shoes
  • Used pillows

Donation Drop Off Information

In-kind donations can be dropped off between 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, at our administrative office: 707 NE Couch Street, Portland, Oregon 97232. For large donations, please contact us to schedule a time: 503-233-6090.

Our programs in the Vancouver, Washington area also accept donations. Please contact Alaire de Salvo at: 360-735-0047 to coordinate drop-offs.

For more information contact Rosalie Karp, Advancement Director at: 503-542-4605 or


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