NEW Donation Hours:

Tuesday: 10am-5pm

*Wednesday: 10am-5pm

*Saturday: 10am-1pm

or By Appointment

Please view our donation page or call 503-249-5801 for current donation needs.

*We strongly encourage donors to give on days outside of our Client Care Days, which occur the Second Saturday of each month, and the Wednesday that follows.

Scroll to the bottom of this page to view our donation standards and up-to-date list of items we are in NEED of or at CAPACITY.


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 (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, 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 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.


Generally Accepted Items:

Thank you for your donations of clean, working, NON-stained/NON-ripped/NON-piled items from a non-smoking household If your item(s) do not meet these standards, please find another individual or organization to share them with, as we will not be able to share them with our families.  Please note we are currently at capacity for broken, stained, expired, and missing-pieces items. :) 

If you're looking to gift an item or host a party for Mother & Child, please checkout our Amazon wishlist above or download our "Almost Always Needed" List. For Questions: call 503-249-5801.


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: BIGGEST Need 18-24Mo & 2T-6T Sizes
  • Clothing [Maternity]: All Maternity sizes. Plus Size Maternity Wear
  • Cream [Baby]: Unopened and Unexpired
  • Crib: Accepted as Space is Available, please call. NO Dropdowns, No Mattresses.
  • Crib Sheets: Standard size
  • Crinkle Squares (i.e. Mini Blanket with Inside that makes crinkle noise – great for motor skills!)
  • Diapers: Size 1-3, 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.
  • Hats: Size Preemie up to 6T. Winter Hats, All Sizes
  • Hygeine [Adult]: Shampoo, Deodorant
  • Hygeine [Child]:Shampoo, Wash, Lotion
  • Lovey Blankets (i.e. Mini/Handheld Blanket with Plush Animal Head – great for security!)
  • Organizational Needs: Industrial Washer & Dryer, Nice Vaccum, (2 or 4) 10x10 and/or (1) 20x10 Pop-Up Tent, Tent Weights
  • 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 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 Mattresses
  • No Crib Bumpers
  • 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 Baby Swings
  • No Puzzles
  • No Toys (specific developmental items, 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!