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Beaverton Winter Donation Drives
Help local residents in need by dropping off supplies for those experiencing homelessness during a shelter donation drive and by providing toys to families and children during the toy donation drive.
Shelter Donation Drive is Dec. 1: Are you looking for a way to support the Beaverton Homeless Shelter this year? We need your help to provide supplies to Beaverton residents experiencing homelessness.
- Location: Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW Fifth St. (drop off donations with staff out front in the parking lot)
- Date: Friday, Dec. 1
- Hours: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Top Needs: Handwarmers, umbrellas, shampoo/conditioner (small bottles), laundry detergent, new packages of socks, waterproof gloves, new backpacks/drawstring bags (preferably waterproof), nonperishable food (boxes of chips, soft granola bars, ground coffee, hot chocolate, instant noodles, etc.).
- Please do not leave supplies outside of the shelter. Items will not be accepted outside of the listed hours. We are not accepting any clothing items except for new packages of socks and will not be able to take items not on this list.
Toy Donation Drive is Nov. 20 through Dec. 8: This holiday season, the city is also collecting new, unwrapped toys to help local families and children.
- Location: The Beaverton Building, 12725 SW Millikan Way
- Dates: Monday, Nov. 20, through Friday, Dec. 8
- Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- You can also drop off the new, unwrapped toys during the shelter donation drive drive-through event from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 1, at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW Fifth St.
- For more information, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/DonationDrives.
Resources for People Experiencing Homelessness
Here are a few resources that are available to help with meeting basic needs and providing a connection to housing.
Beaverton Homeless Shelter at the Beaverton Community Center: Open now through Summer 2024 for adults ages 18 or older. 24/7, operated by Just Compassion of East Washington County at the Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW 5th St. Enroll through Community Connect by calling 503-640-3263. Visit www.BeavertonOregon. gov/Shelter.
Beaverton Safe Parking Program: For families and adults living out of their vehicles. A safe place to park and to access storage and restrooms.Contact Just Compassion of East Washington County for enrollment at 503-624-4666. Visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/SafeParking.
Beaverton City Library Outreach Worker: Resource referrals to childcare, shelter, energy, and rent assistance and Oregon Health Plan/TriMet enrollment. In partnership with Greater Good NW. Walk-in service from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays and from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at Beaverton City Library (12375 SW 5th St)
For more resources, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/CommunityServices.
Update on Year-Round Shelter
After several months of design planning, construction on the Beaverton Year-Round Shelter is starting! The renovations will create a welcoming, warm, and safe place to stay for adults experiencing homelessness.
Check out some of the mock-up images from InkBuilt Architecture on what the future shelter might look like. The shelter will include space for 60 guests, providing individual sleeping spaces, three meals a day, showers, laundry, clinic space, and supportive services.
The 12,000-square-foot property is located at 11380-11390 SW B/H Hwy, which is situated in an established business area, centrally located near transit, and within walking distance to groceries, social service agencies, and employment opportunities.
The process to select a service provider who will operate the shelter through a contract with Washington County Supportive Housing Services is underway.
The operator will join the county and city to create a good neighbor agreement (GNA) and to start planning for the summer 2024 opening.
For more updates and information about the shelter, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/Shelter.
Get Rid of Unwanted Leaves at Leaf Disposal Events
The city is hosting free leaf disposal events to allow residents to get rid of unwanted leaves.
Leaves may be bagged (paper required) or unbagged. The city will be collecting donated canned goods at the locations as well. Residents may also make donations directly to local food banks instead.
Staff will be unable to assist residents with unloading materials. To maintain an efficient process, residents should expect to unload all materials themselves.
Drop-Off Schedule: Saturday, Nov. 4 through Sunday, Dec. 3. On Saturdays, drop off your leaves from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at any of the following locations: City of Beaverton Operations (9600 SW Allen Blvd); the 160th Storage Facility (15955 SW Shaw St); and Southwest Bible Church (14605 SW Weir Rd). On Sundays, drop off your leaves from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the 160th Storage Facility (15955 SW Shaw St). No leaf drop-off events on Saturday, Nov. 11, due to the Veterans Day holiday.
Visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/LeafDisposal or contact Public Works Supervisor Steve Curtis by phone at 503-350-3646 or by email at scurtis@BeavertonOregon.gov for more information.