HOW WE HELP
Promoting school readiness, social and intellectual growth, and a bright future by engaging families in their children’s education from the start.
Connect with Neighborhood House today to get the essential services you need on your path to self-reliance.
Make a difference in the lives of your neighbors.
Sustain our programs with a one-time or ongoing gift.
ONE FAMILY’S STORY
OLIVIA’S SUCCESS STORY
Olivia’s family received assistance from Neighborhood House 20 years ago, when she was a single mother. Her two daughters participated in Head Start, they used the Food Pantry, and once, they received help with housing when Olivia couldn’t work. Today, Olivia owns her own business employing 33 other women!
Last April, she did us the honor of donating $1,500 to repay the assistance she received and to ensure that it was there for other families needing help.
Languages our Parenting Program staff collectively speak, including Spanish, Arabic, Hindi and Somali
Families provided transitional housing at 19th Avenue Apartments
Average number of rides provided by our Senior Transportation and Volunteer Driver program monthly
Emergency food boxes delivered to at-need households in 2018
2020 PROGRESSIVE DINNER
Have you ever wanted to get an insider’s look at Neighborhood House? Join us and other supporters for our next Progressive Dinner, which includes an informative behind-the-scenes tour and a delicious meal! Over the course of the evening, you will visit and learn about three Neighborhood House program sites, including our Children’s Center at Stephens Creek Crossing.
This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about our work and the people we serve. Plus, you’ll meet our Executive Director, Chris Chiacchierini, if you haven’t already done so.
This event is FREE and includes dinner, but space is limited, so please RSVP as soon as possible.
Join us at our next Progressive Dinner on Tuesday, February 18th, 2020 from 6:00-8:30 pm! RSVP today!
Can’t make it in February? Check back for more dates in the fall of 2020!
FEEDING OUR NEIGHBORS
The Neighborhood House Food Pantry is the largest food assistance program on Portland’s west side. Every year, we provide thousands of healthful meals to families struggling to meet their basic food needs.
Hours of operation:
Monday: 10:00 am–12:00 pm and 1:30–5:00 pm
Wednesday: 10:00 am–12:00 pm and 1:30–5:00 pm
Thursday: 3:00–8:00 pm
2019 Winter Wishes Wish List
We are asking the community partners to support us by focusing on food and other essential items, such as hygiene and cleaning supplies, this holiday season. Gift cards and other items to be utilized in our Neighborhood House programs, such as school supplies and art supplies are also being sought.
Donation drop-off: 7780 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219 Dec. 12th from 10am-2pm or Dec. 13th from 10am-7pm
Contact: Ellen Field at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-246-1663 ext. 2118
Please leave your gift unwrapped.
Find our most-needed items below, or click here for a PDF version of the list.
Most-Needed Food Items:
Canned fruit and vegetables, canned tuna, meat, bulk dry beans & rice, flour,
cereal (hot/cold), cooking oil, powdered milk, condensed milk, 100% juice, soy milk
Socks for size kindergarten – 5th grade, Hats, Mittens, Gloves, and Jackets (for ages 0-5), Underwear
Most-Needed Hygiene and Cleaning Supplies:
Personal- Deodorant, shampoo, razors, feminine hygiene, Depends, body lotion,
toilet paper, toothpaste and tooth brushes (for all ages), diapers (size 4-6), incontinence supplies.
Other supplies – soap (bath, dish, laundry), bleach, vinegar, sponges, First aid kits, Band-Aids, thermometers, wet wipes, kitchen towels, rugs, plastic cups/plates/bowls/spoons
Gift Certificates (denominations of $10 are most helpful):
Food – Fred Meyer, WinCo, Safeway, Trader Joe’s, Costco, Papa John’s, Domino’s, Papa Murphy’s, Baja Fresh
Clothing – Old Navy, Target, Ross
Other – Amazon
Event Tickets (minimum in pairs, please)
Theatre/Plays/Movie tickets Zoo/OMSI/Museum passes Blazer/Hockey Tickets
- Postage stamps
- Tri-Met Bus Tickets
- Electric Tea Kettle/Instant Pot
- Basketballs/Rubber 4- Square Balls/Hula Hoops
- White paper, glue sticks, water color paint
- Art supplies for preschoolers