Donations

Day after day, month after month, we receive donations of food, clothing, and household items through the doors of our Stapleton Road facility.  Cash donations are also very welcome, and we do our best to stretch every dollar. In 2016, we received $372,376 in cash, and were able to provide over $1,960,000 in assistance to our clients. We also receive funding from the federal government for rent assistance, and the Clark County Food Bank provides food at greatly reduced prices. 

We keep our overhead expenses to a minimum thanks to the dozens of volunteers who visit those requesting rent assistance, pick up food, sort clothing, answer the telephones, stock the shelves and clothing racks, and greet clients who come to our facility.

We do not operate a thrift store.  All donations are distributed to our clients at no charge.

Due to space limitations, we can accept only: 

  • Food (unopened packages, within the "sell by" period)

  • Clothing (new or gently used, clean items)

  • Small household items (dishes, kitchen utensils, towels, sheets, etc) 

  • Hygiene supplies (laundry detergent, paper products, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.)

  • And, of course, cash.

Items we cannot accept:

  • Athletic equipment

  • Auto parts

  • Baby equipment (cribs, car seats, play pens, swings, etc)

  • Durable medical equipment, including walkers, crutches, canes, wheel chairs, shower chairs, or any equipment ordered by a physician

  • Electrical and plumbing fixtures (ceiling lights, fans, sinks, anything requiring installation)

  • Exercise equipment

  • Furniture of any size, including beds

  • Garden equipment

  • Large appliances (washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, freezers)

  • Office furniture

  • Patio furniture or accessories

Should you have any questions concerning donations,
please call our office at 360-694-5388.

Thank you for your generous support of the Vancouver St. Vincent de Paul Society Conference.

 

 

 

Yes! I want to support your mission.

 

       

    

From The Columbian
(Vancouver, WA newspaper),
a letter written by one of our volunteers

 

Pay it forward, help others

 

By Joy R., Vancouver

Published: December 11, 2017

In these days of gloom — weather disasters, fires, and misconduct of mankind — I encountered a ray of sunshine!

Last Tuesday, I was shopping for toiletries for St. Vincent de Paul at Fred Meyer. My large volumes — 42 bottles of shampoo, 48 deodorants, baby wipes and tampons — created a conversation with a kind gentleman behind me. After discussion about how St. Vincent de Paul provides food, clothing and turkey boxes filled with items to make dinner at Thanksgiving and Christmas, he asked to pay for the supplies! He, too, was helped by Share House once.

So, may “Jeff” have a very Merry Christmas, knowing he helped so many homeless and low income in our city. Thank you, and may God bless you.