Giving

 In-Kind/Physical Items to Donate? Scroll down to the bottom of this page to view our donation standards and up-to-date list of items we are FULL of and in NEED of.

 

Shop at Fred Meyer:

PictureFred Meyer is donating to nonprofits based on where customers tell them to! Sign up for Community Rewards by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Mother & Child at at fredmeyer.com/communityrewards (search for Mother & Child Education Center). Then, every time you shop and use your card you help Mother & Child earn a donation! If you do not have a Rewards Card, they are available at Customer Service in any Fred Meyer store - just remember to link the card online!

 

Shop at AmazonSmile:

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Go to smile.amazon.com, bookmark the page (this will remind you to shop AmazonSmile instead of Amazon), and select 'Mother & Child Education Center' as your organization.  One selected, Amazon Smile will remember your choice nonprofit and every eligible purchase you make will result in a donation.  If you've selected another organization, you can switch to support Mother & Child by signing in to smile.amazon.com and selecting “Change your Charity” in “Your Account.”

 

 

Make a Monetary Contribution:

Click the donate button to support the no-cost services at Mother & Child.

 

Donate from a Wishlist(s):

Click on the images below to view needed items for Families and MCEC. Items can be purchased online or in-store!

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Target Wishlist

 Host a Party:

If you, your friends, or your company plans to host a party, we hope you'll consider helping increase awareness of Mother & Child by raising funds to support the parents and families we work with, or collecting items.  Learn how to include MCEC as part of your party or event.

 

Donate In-Kind Items:

ALL ITEMS should be clean with NO stains/rips/fleece piling, and come from a non-smoking household.  Are you going through your stuff or hosting a spring cleaning party? Print off our accepted items checklist! For Questions: call 503-249-5801 or view our Donor FAQ.

 

Items Generally Accepted:

Items Highlighted Below Designate MOST URGENT NEEDS and AT CAPACITY.

  • Bassinets and Co-Sleepers: All pieces, Safe working condition. Accepted as Space is Available, please call.
  • Bathtubs [Infant]
  • Bibs & Burp Cloths
  • Blankets: Receiving, Tummy Time Quilts, & Sizes Under 4’x4’
  • Blocks: Plastic, Wooden, Nesting - great for motor skills!
  • Birthing Balls
  • Bras [Regular for Pregnant Moms & Nursing Bras for Breastfeeding Moms]: All Sizes. Regular Bras Size 36C, 38C, 36D, 38D and Nursing Tank Tops & Shirts
  • Carriers: Waist band/support preferred [Examples: ErgoMoby, Onya]. No slings.
  • Carseats: Infant, Convertible, Boosters - Must have 0 Wreck History & NOT expired. Accepted as Space is Available, please call. Verify your carseat's expiration before donating, typically printed on back/bottom of carseat.  If only lists manufacture date, expiration date can be found online. 
  • Clothing [Infant + Toddler]: Preemie up to 5T size. Child's Fall/Winter Tops & Pants in Size: Newborn, 0-3Mo+3Mo,18-24Mo+24 Mo, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, 6T. GIRL Fall/Winter: 6-9Mo+9Mo, 12-18Mo+18Mo, BOY Winter: 3-6Mo+6Mo
  • Clothing [Maternity]: All Maternity sizes. Plus Size Maternity Wear
  • Cream [Baby]: Unopened and Unexpired
  • Crib Sheets: Standard size
  • Crinkle Squares (i.e. Mini Blanket with Inside that makes crinkle noise – great for motor skills!)
  • Diapers: Newborn up to Size 6/Pull-Ups, partial packages happily accepted. DIapers Size Preemie, Newborn, 5, 6
  • Diapers [Cloth]: New or Well Cleaned, Covers & Inserts
  • Diaper Bags or Diaper Backpacks
  • Food [Baby] & Formula: Unopened and Unexpired
  • Food [Non-Perishable, Produce, Etc]: For classes & open houses. Contact anneb {at} momchildpdx {dot} org for details & dates.
  • Formula: Sealed, Unexpired. Similac Blue
  • Hats: Size Preemie up to 6T. Winter Hats, All Sizes
  • Hygeine [Adult]: Shampoo, Deodorant
  • Hygeine [Child]:Shampoo, Lotion
  • Lovey Blankets (i.e. Mini/Handheld Blanket with Plush Animal Head – great for security!)
  • Organizational Needs: (2 or 4) 10x10 and/or (1) 20x10 Pop-Up Tent, Tent Weights, Projector Screen
  • Pack-N-Plays: All Pieces [+Accessories: Changing Station, Bassinet Insert, etc], Clean, Safe Working Condition. Accepted as Space is Available, please call.
  • Parenting Books
  • Push & Pull Objects or Animals (i.e. Duck or Train pulled by Rope – great for motor skills!)
  • Rattles
  • Seasonal & Holiday Items [Infant + Toddler]: Size Preemie to 6T Valentine's Day, Easter, Mother's/Father's Day, 4th of July, Halloween, Thanksgiving, or Christmas themed. Swimsuits for Summer, Coats/Snowsuits for Winter.
  • Shoes [Infant + Toddler]: Infant Sizes, 2C-13.5C [child], 13Y-2Y [youth].
  • Shoes [Women]: Womens Size 5 up to 12, NO heels [for maternity room/pregnant mommas]
  • Socks [Infant + Toddler]: Size Preemie up to 6T. 12 Mo-6T Socks
  • Strollers: Snap-N-Go, Umbrella, Full-Size, or Double. Working & in good condition - NO mold or large rips. Accepted as Space is Available, please call.
  • Teething Rings or Teethers (NON-Liquid/Gel Filled!)
  • Toddler Underwear or Training Pants: NO STAINS!
  • Wipes [Baby]: Unused or Partial Package. No dried out wipes, please.
  • Items received from Mother & Child which still meet organization standards: from smoke-free home, clean, & no rips/stains/piling/heavy fading.
  • Wooden Puzzles: Please put in ziplock or zippered bag so all pieces stay together (No rubberbands - we've tried and pieces get lost!)

 

Items NOT Accepted:

  • Need a suggestion of where to donate? Give us a call, 503-249-5801, we're happy to help!
  • No Used Pacifiers
  • No Medela or Other Breastpumps (see Medela Recycles for Medela Pumps)
  • No Expired or Previously-in-A-Wreck Car Seats (see ‘how to find car seat expiration’ or ‘Recycle at Legacy’)
  • No Freestanding Highchairs (Bumbo or floor style chairs okay)
  • No Stuffed Animals
  • No Toys (specific developmental items wanted, in list above)
  • No Women’s or Men’s Sized Clothing

 

Helpful Steps:

These steps help in MCEC's donation processing, saving volunteers and staff time, but are not required to donate.
• Sort and Bag clothing by gender and by size. Early Infancy clothing is separated into the following bins at MCEC: Preemie, NB, 0-3 & 3Mo, 3-6 & 6Mo, 6-9 & 9Mo, 9-12 & 12Mo, 12-24 & 24Mo, 2T, 3T, 4T, 5T, and 6T (each with separate boy and girl bin); NB-3Mo & 3Mo Onesies; 3-6Mo & 6Mo Onesies; Gender Neutral NB-6Mo Outfits.
• Tape the size of children's shoes on 1 of their 2 soles. Keep pairs together by tying laces or looping Velcro. If no laces/Velcro, rubber band, string, or zip tie shoes together.
• MCEC stores nursing items, maternity items, children's shoes, early infancy clothing & accessories, and children's books & developmental items in separate areas. Bagging items into these separate categories saves volunteers from pre-sorting!