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 http://www.communitywarehouse.org. 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.)
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!