Community Resource

 “Hi Jane,
I just wanted to add a resource for your website. The Community Warehouse collects furniture, cookware, small appliances, and linens to distribute to men and women who are coming out of shelters and setting up an apartment of their own. These items are free to the clients (unlike Goodwill and Salvation Army) as long as they are registered with a shelter of some kind. The Community Warehouse has drop-off sites in NE Portland (3969 NE MLK Blvd) and in SW Portland (8745 SW Canyon Lane). For larger items, they will send a truck to your home to pick-up. See their website at Phone number is (503) 235-8786.
Thanks for all you do, Jane” –  Julia Gies 

(NOTE: Setting up that first apartment or needing to replace a broken teapot? The Warehouse also runs The Estate Store at the MLK location. Great way to stretch your budget and help a good cause! Click on the website blog to see featured items.)

Clearing for a Cause

 It’s hard not to be inspired by the work going on at Out To Pasture. One very compassionate couple started from scratch, learning as they went along and over the years created a non-profit animal sanctuary just outside Portland, OR.  OTP is dedicated to providing permanent housing and care for abused, neglected or abandoned animals including large farm animals, pigs, rabbits, chickens and dogs. 

How can you help and get clear at the same time? OTP holds two major garage sales a year to help support their work. Donations can be made by dropping off your items at the address below.  In addition, the sanctuary keeps a current “wish list” on their website of things they are needing. Take a look to see where you can help. This is a great place to keep in mind for those of you who have horses or  backyard chickens and want to unload extra feed or straw. They are also always happy to get igloos or wooden dog houses. Garage Sale Donations are collected during April and May for the OTP Memorial Day Sale. Drop off at 2907 NE Weidler Street, PDX.  OTP holds a summer sale as well – check their website for date.

Party with a Clear Purpose

My friend, Donna Coe, threw a fabulous downsizing party at her home on Super Bowl Sunday. She raised over $1200 for her two favorite charities, the Cheetah Conversation Fund and the Oregon Humane Society.  Friends and family shopped for bargains while sipping on wine and enjoying yummy treats from the kitchen.  Items were neatly displayed throughout the first floor and included everything from collectibles and crystal to posters and picture frames.  It was a perfect example of the kind of effort ACP encourages – a fun way to clean up, clear out and share more. If you are not the super event hostess that Donna is, ACP can help you organize and host your own “Clear Place Party” right down to the invitations and pricing your stuff.  You get the benefit of a lighter, clearer space and extra cash (to donate or pay some bills) and your guests have a chance to get something they can use at a great price and in a fun environment.  Everyone wins!    Contact us today to schedule your Clear Place Party!