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Back-to-School Clothing Drive and PTA Clothing Center Volunteer Date on 9/21

posted Sep 6, 2017, 4:43 PM by Admin at Winterhaven

Now that you've outfitted your own kids for Back to School, we have a great place to put the clothes they've outgrown--AND a wonderful opportunity to spend a morning serving our larger community helping families fill their closets!

Winterhaven Clothing Drive - Friday, September 8-Thursday September 21 - Winterhaven's Community Service Committee is running a Clothing Drive to provide clothes to the Portland Council PTA Clothing Center. Please bring your bagged clothes to the plastic bins located in the front foyer of the school starting September 8th. All donated clothes are taken to the PTA Clothing Center to serve school-age children and their families in our greater community. Per the Clothing Center website, please try to provide clean, gently-worn clothes that are appropriate for school attendance.
PTA Clothing Center Thursday, September 21 (9:30-1pm) we need at least six volunteers for Winterhaven's assigned date at the Portland Council PTA Clothing Center at Marshall High School: 3905 SE 91st Ave, Portland, OR 97266. For many PPS students, this is their only chance to get new clothes for the season, and it is an incredibly rewarding experience for volunteers. Choose to help families "shop" for clothes or sort incoming donations - if you have the flexibility in your schedule, please consider joining us. If you cannot commit to the full 3.5 hours, think about splitting a 1.75 hour slot with a friend. Email Rebekah Folsom ( to sign up for a slot or half-slot (9:30-1p9:30-11:15, or 11:15-1p).

On behalf of the Community Service Committee, Many thanks!

Sheryl Eckrich-Crouch
PTSA Community Service Chair 
(Mom to Sam, 2nd grade)

Holiday 2016 Giving Guide

posted Nov 29, 2016, 2:52 PM by Rebekah Folsom   [ updated Nov 30, 2016, 9:04 PM by Tamairah Boleyn ]

Hey, Winterhaven Families -

We have so many opportunities this year for you to share some of your abundance with the community at large!

Here is a list of some of the opportunities:

Willamette Center (Women's Shelter) Drive

posted Nov 29, 2016, 2:45 PM by Rebekah Folsom

There are only two days left in our Willamette Center drive.

Amy Lacks ( is picking up all of the items on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 and bringing them over to the shelter.

There is still time to bring in a donation!

Here is a reminder of the items needed:

  • Towels: bath towels, hand towels, washcloths

  • Socks and underwear (new or gently used and clean, adult sizes)

  • Seasonal clothing (new or gently used and clean, adult sizes)

  • Non-perishable snacks and beverages: granola bars, protein bars, breakfast bars, instant oatmeal, bottled water, coffee, tea, instant cocoa  

  • Hygiene items: feminine products, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, lotion, deodorant  

  • Kitchenware: dishes, utensils, pots, pans

  • Entertainment: books, board games, puzzles, art supplies, DVD’s  

  • Pet items: dog and cat food, beds, and blankets for animal companions

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