Parenting is hard. Parenting without necessities is harder. Support local parents by sharing new or gently loved items by shopping or giving online!
Make a monetary contribution: write us a check to support the free services at MCEC. Donations can also be made through PayPal.
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.
Potential Donations (Please let us know what you have to donate):
The survey will take approximately 4 minutes to complete. Parenting is hard. Parenting without necessities is harder. Support local parents by sharing new or gently loved items. Please take a moment to fill out the linked form to let us know what you are hoping to donate. A member of our staff will reach out within 1-3 business days to let you know if we can accept your items.
Almost always needed donations:
- Parent/baby hygiene and baby wipes
- Maternity clothing (Sizes large and up are our greatest need)
- Women’s bras and new underwear
- Nursing dresses/ tanks/ tops (Sizes large and up are our greatest need)
- Seasonally appropriate 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
- Unopened, unexpired formula
- Unused bottles
- Paper bags
Not accepted items: used infant car seats, used pacifiers, mattresses, crib bumpers, used breast pumps, expired or previously in a wreck car seats, freestanding highchairs, used stuffed animals, baby swings, puzzles, children’s clothing above size 6T, men’s or women’s clothing, used bottles
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 fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. We will receive a donation every time you shop at Fred Meyer!
Donate by shopping on Amazon Smile: Shop at smile.amazon.com and select “Mother & Child Education Center” as your organization. Every eligible purchase made on Amazon Smile will result in a donation!