MOTHER & CHILD Education Center

1515 NE 41st Ave Portland, OR 97232

503.249.5801 (English)- Call for needed donations!

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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!  We are currently accepting new items (diapers, wipes, hygiene products and new clothing), and accepting limited gently loved/used items. Please call to see what we are currently taking since it changes daily.

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 required to hold all donations for a period of time during this pandemic to ensure we do not contribute to the spread of COVID-19 and we have limited space. Please be sure all items are washed and clean before donating.

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 bring donations in paper bags with handles or bins that can be emptied.

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

Feeding and nursing:new or like 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, bassinets, co-sleepers, cribs (must include all hardware and manual)

Safety items:baby gates, outletcovers, cabinet locks

Shoes:infant and 2C-13C, women's flats and athletic shoes for the maternity room

Toiletries and personal items:new or unopened baby cream, shampoo, body wash, lotion, toothpaste and toothbrushes, deodorant, diapers, feminine products, sunscreen, mama stretch oil


Not accepted items: used pacifiers, mattresses, crib bumpers, medela or other breast pumps, expired or previously in a wreck car seats, freestanding highchairs, 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 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.


We were part of the Willamette Week Give!Guide for the 2019 Holiday Giving Season and will be again for 2020.


Please check us out and the 151 other non profits doing good works in the area!!