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Burnside Shelter

Urgent Needs

Every day, we serve hundreds of people at our Burnside Shelter location. Many come for a free meal, but just as many come for a bed, a shower, or a free pair of socks. Through donations given by the community and area businesses, we are able to provide for everyday needs with items such as socks, gloves, hats, and clothes.

As we prepare for winter this year, it’s become clear that the need far exceeds our current supply. With your help, we can continue to provide our guests with these much-needed items.


Our urgent needs include:

– Socks (for both men and women)
– Blankets
– Pants/jeans (men’s)
– Toothbrushes / toothpaste
– Razors
– Shampoo (both travel-sized and full-sized bottles)

Please bring your donations to either our Burnside Shelter (111 W. Burnside, Portland) or Shepherd’s Door (13207 NE Halsey, Portland) at your earliest convenience. If possible, please mark the package “Burnside Outreach.”

For other ways you can donate, please visit www.PortlandRescueMission.org/get-involved/donate-food-clothing/.