Opportunities for Giving in the Oregon City Area

There are many tangible ways for you to make a difference in our Oregon City community. Individuals, families, churches, and businesses can easily contribute money, time and other resources.

Angels in the Outfield Coat Drive. Many times families have to make a choice to buy coats for their children or pay the rent. Coats donated to the Angels in the Outfield help make that choice easier. Drop off children's coats at Columbia Bank, Oregonians Credit Union or Tebo's Restaurant. 

Beavercreek Lions Club have collected items for local families in need for 25 years and help 120 families. To donate, drop non-perishable food and/or unwrapped toys in the decorated barrels that are located at all schools within the Oregon City School District. For more information, call 503-342-6699.

BCT - come support local families and donate three non-perishable food items or a new toy valued at about $5. As a thank you, we will enter you into a drawing for a pair of Trail Blazer Tickets! Or stop by the office and pick up a Fill A Stocking, Fill a Heart stocking to donate to local families in need. Bring the full stocking back to the office and we will enter you into a drawing for a pair of Trail Blazer Tickets! 15223 S Henrici Rd.

Clackamas Women’s Services offers shelter and care to local survivors of domestic violence. Your organization, family or group can collect the items by having a party, doing a drive or any other way that works best for you. CWS will support you with the wish list or other information that you might need. Once you have collected your items, you can bring them by our location in December during our drop off dates. Call Chris Wilhite, 503-557-5828 for more information or visit their Wish List

Compassion in Action Clackamas County. CiACC  matches members of the community, service organizations and companies who contribute their time and resources, providing Holiday food boxes & toys, with families and/or individuals in need who are eligible for services. Wish to donate?  CiACC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, 100% volunteer run organization. Go to for easy ways to donate to this effort! Contact CiACC at 503-632-0562.

Fill a Stocking, Fill a Heart is a local non-profit organization assisting over 20 agencies in Clackamas County by providing their neediest clients with a filled stocking during the holidays. Explore ways to help at or checks may be written to FASFAH and sent to PO Box 1255, Oregon City.

Pick up a stocking or drop off donations at local businesses including Singer Hill Café, Coffee Rush - Main Street, Harmony Road Music Center, Oregon City - Library or City Hall, Oregonians Credit Union and the Pioneer Community Center. For a full list of locations click here.

Giving Trees and Barrels can be found at schools, churches, restaurants and other local businesses. Select a tag with a child’s gift info, deliver the gift(s) back to that location and the gift will be delivered to the child’s home. Or drop an unwrapped toy or clothing item in the barrel.

H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Eat) is an emergency food network sponsored by five Oregon City church sites. Food or cash donations are always needed. To donate money, send a check to: H.O.P.E. Treasurer, c/o First Presbyterian Church, PO Box 1718, Oregon City.

Love INC is a network of local churches working together to help our communities poor. They connect people with resources and provide clothing, donated furniture, bicycles and household items. Volunteers help with home maintenance/ repair, budget counseling, and more.

Operation Santa Claus - A program of Clackamas Fire District #1. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Clackamas Fire District #1 community fire stations accept non-perishable foods and new, unwrapped toys. Fire station addresses are available by clicking HERE.   

Collections Barrels for non-perishable foods are also located at many local businesses, including these Oregon City businesses: 

Eye Health Northwest, 1306 Division St
Marquis Care, 1680 Molalla Ave
Tacho's Mexican Restaurant, 515 Molalla Ave
For a full list of locations click HERE.

Parrott Creek Child & Family Services, a Clackamas County nonprofit, is dedicated to giving at-risk youth the tools, skills, and emotional support they need to change, make better choices and live up to their potential. Parrott Creek residential programs serve teen boys ages 14-18 and is home to 25 boys at any given time, 365 days a year—24 hours a day. For many of the youth who come to live at Parrott Creek Ranch, the holidays season can be a very stressful and lonely time. Parrott Creek invites you to help make these holidays special for the boys we serve at our residential campus. The wish list for the holidays is available on their website. You can also make a monetary contribution by visiting For questions or more information, please contact 503-722-4110

The Santa Caper is a holiday project of the Oregon City Pioneer Center to provide a festive gift bag for senior citizens and other community members that attend their Christmas luncheon. They anticipate serving a special holiday meal to about 100 people with live entertainment and a visit from Santa Claus to hand out all the special gift bags. They are asking for donations of small items that could be included in the gift bags. Gift cards ($5 or $10) would work the best, but ornaments or small gift or food items, would also work. They would like to receive donations by Friday, December 19th. You may drop off your donations at the Pioneer Center, 615 5th Street or call to arrange a pickup. Your name or your company’s name will be listed in the Pioneer Center’s bi-monthly newsletter and in the City’s “Trail News” as a thank you for your generosity. For more information, please call 503-722-3781 or email

Pioneer Center Giving Trees are available in their lobby and dining room and at City Hall. Take a tag, buy a few gifts and make the holidays happy for a senior!