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Every year, more than 13,000 people find hope and healing with Central City Concern. Our integrated approach provides a solid foundation of support for people experiencing or at risk of homelessness as they stabilize and rebuild their lives.

We can’t meet our mission of ending homelessness in Portland without your help. There are many ways to show your support — choose what’s right for you. Together, we’re creating long-term change for individuals and our community as a whole. Thank you!



Donor and volunteer Sherri Culver

Ways to Give

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Make a donation online through our secure giving page.


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Send a gift by mail to:

232 NW 6th Ave., Portland, OR 97209.

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Make a gift of stock or a designated gift. Contact our donor relations manager to learn more.

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Check out our Amazon wish list to purchase or collect items for our clients. Please email our public affairs specialist with questions.

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Name Central City Concern as a beneficiary in your will or estate plan. To begin a discussion with our staff about planned giving opportunities, please contact our major gifts officer.

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CCC operates the Recycling and Reuse Operations Center, which sorts, cleans and distributes household items and clothing to our clients.

The center has limited storage space. We accept the following new or gently-used items on a LIMITED basis.

Current high priority items:

  • Kitchen supplies (pots, pans, silverware, etc.)
  • Men’s jeans
  • Socks and underwear (new only)
  • Pet food and supplies
  • T-shirts and shorts
  • Water bottles
  • Sunscreen

Items accepted year-round: 

  • Men’s and women’s casual clothing (no office/dress)
  • New pairs of socks
  • Unopened hygiene items (hand sanitizer, bar soap, shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste and toothbrushes, combs, shaving razors)
  • Outdoor gear
  • Small kitchen items
  • Blankets and sheets
  • Winter coats
  • Winter hats, gloves and scarves
  • Hand warmers

Please contact our public affairs specialist to arrange a drop off for your donation.

Walter’s story

When the NFL career he hoped for didn’t pan out, Walter's partying habits took a dark turn. After years of drug and alcohol use, he finally became sober in time to say goodbye to his dying father. These days, Walter uses his experience to counsel others in recovery at CCC’s Imani Center.

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CCC is a 501(c) (3) organization. Tax ID: 93-0728816.

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