The following donations can be made by contacting Rachna Sharma, Foster Parent Recruiter for Washington County, Department of Human Services, Child Welfare Division at
503-681-6900 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
• Duffle Bags: Children often enter foster care toting their most precious belongings in a trash bag or paper sack. A simple gift of a duffle bag can provide a child with a more dignified way to move to their new home.
• School Supplies: At the beginning of each school year we created an opportunity for children in foster care to pick out their own school supplies. It is a small effort to help children fit in as they enter the school year with new school supplies.
• Holiday Gifts and Items: The holidays can be a struggle for children in foster care. Help us fill their holiday wish lists by donating new toys or gifts. We are always in desperate need of gifts for teenagers.
• Hygiene Items: At times children enter foster care with very few items of their own. Hygiene items are stored at the local Child Welfare office to be given to children as they enter foster care.
• Scrapbook Materials: Caseworkers create scrapbooks for children as they enter into the plan of adoption. Each book contains information about the child and their history. There is an ongoing need for a variety of scrapbook paper, stickers, and adhesives.
Partner agencies who accept donations for children in foster care: Foster Closet An all volunteer, non-profit, organization that collects and distributes donations of clothing and items to children in foster care. Find out what items are needed and how to make donations to foster children in Washington County.
Contact information: Phone: 503-389-4012
Randall Lee Nunnenkamp Scholarship Foundation Founded in 2007 to honor Washington County Sheriff's Office Detective Randall Lee Nunnenkamp, who dedicated his life to protecting abused and neglected children, the Foundation supports former foster care recipients with scholarships to help with day-to-day expenses that are often not awarded with traditional academic scholarships. The RLN Foundation offers post secondary financial support to former Washington County foster care recipients studying at a vocational or academic school in Oregon. Visit the website for more information and to find out how to support the RLN Scholarship Foundation.
Contact Information: Mary Nunnenkamp: 503-459-6384
Taking Action An all-volunteer, non-profit that reaches out to children in foster care by providing educational, inspirational, fun, family-friendly events and classes designed to bolster the self-confidence, skills, and emotional health of the youth within our community. Taking Action partners with DHS (Department of Human Resources) in Oregon by hosting events and classes centered on the arts, trades, fitness, and business.
Contact Information: Kevin Bauerle: 503-975-2907
Donations can be mailed to: Taking Action, 29030 Town Center Loop East Suite 202-169, Wilsonville, OR 97070
Sparkle Foster Fund Inc. A non-profit that raises funds to send foster children to camps and classes, enter activities like Boy/Girl Scouts, pay for orthodontics, help children get into tutoring, purchase prom attire and class rings. To make a contribution, please email Jann Sparks.
Contact Information: Email: email@example.com
Donations can be mailed to: 17675 SW Farmington Rd. PMB #547, Beaverton, OR 97007
Emergency Bag Project Volunteers fill duffle bags with age-appropriate clothing, pajamas toys and hygiene items. Donations of hygiene items and clothing are being accepted.
Contact Information: Charlett: 971-231-2286