Parents of 0-5 Yrs

MOTHER & CHILD Education Center

1515 NE 41st Ave Portland, OR 97232 

503.249.5801 (English)

503.913.9360 (Español)- texto repuesta más rápida o llame al

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Parenting is hard. Parenting without necessities is harder. Support local parents by sharing new or gently loved items by shopping or giving online! 

Donation hours are by appointment only, Monday-Friday. Please call 503-249-5801 to set up an appointment and to see if we are accepting the specific items you want to donate. We are a small organization with limited space and cannot accept all donations. Donations are limited to no more than 3 grocery-sized bags of supplies. Because of our constantly shifting needs, we may need to decline items upon arrival - please bear with us.

Quality donations appreciated: We accept clean and working donations from a smoke-free household. We ask that items are clean, fully functional, and include all parts.  Please be sure all items are washed and clean before donating. Please bring donations in paper bags with handles or bins that can be emptied.

You can help us reduce expenses by allowing us to decline items that we cannot give out. MCEC asks that you are patient with us if we are unable to accept your items. 

Almost always needed donations:

Parent/baby hygiene and baby wipes

Maternity clothing

Women's bras and new underwear

Nursing dresses/ tanks/ tops

Preemie/ newborn/ toddler size clothing

Size newborn, 4, 5, 6 diapers and pull-ups

Current parenting and children’s books

Toddler training underwear

Baby carriers

Toddler car seats (not expired, have not been in a wreck, very clean)

Strollers and snap-n-gos

Reusable bags

Hand soap, dish soap, detergent

Additional accepted items:

Baby accessories:  bibs, blankets, burp cloths, hats, socks, underwear, seasonal items (costumes, swimsuits etc.)

Baby gear:  bouncy seats, baby baths, high chairs

Baby transit:  diaper bags, travel changing pads

Clothing:  newborn to 5T, maternity clothes and new women's underwear and bras

Developmental and educational items:  current parenting books, birthing balls, like new childrens books, plastic blocks, push and pull toys, rattles, non liquid teething rings, interactive toys

Feeding and nursing:  brand new bottles, bottle cleaning/ drying racks, breastmilk storage, childrens cups/plates, nursing bras, nursing covers, unopened and unexpired baby food, formula and nursing pads

Sleep:  crib sheets, like-new bassinets, like-new co-sleepers, cribs and brand new crib mattresses (must include all hardware and manual)

Safety items:  baby gates, outlet covers, cabinet locks, etc.

Shoes:  infant and 2C-13C, women's flats and athletic shoes

Toiletries and personal items:  new or unopened baby cream, shampoo, body wash, lotion, toothpaste and toothbrushes, deodorant, diapers, menstrual products, sunscreen, belly balm


Not accepted items: used infant car seats, used pacifiers, used bottles, used mattresses, crib bumpers, used medela or other breast pumps, expired or previously in a wreck car seats, stuffed animals, baby swings, puzzles, children’s clothing above size 5T, men's or women's clothing


Helpful donation preparation: clothing and onesies sorted by size, shoes with size labeled with tape and tied together, donations bagged separately by type of items


Donate by shopping at Fred Meyer through community rewards: Sign up for Fred Meyer community rewards by linking your Fred Meyer rewards cards to MCEC by searching for Mother and Child Education Center at will receive a donation everytime you shop at Fred Meyer!


Donate by shopping on Amazon Smile: Shop at and select "Mother & Child Education Center" as your organization. Every eligible purchase made on Amazon Smile will result in a donation!


Make a monetary contribution: write us a check to support the free services at MCEC.


Host a party: Consider using your event to raise funds to support our clients and mission.