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Where to donate clothes in Portland

Whether your closet needs a spring cleaning or you’re simply running out of room, these organizations can use your unwanted garb for good.

Hillsboro, Oregon's Goodwill express donation center at Bronson Creek. The small yellow building has a blue roof and a drive-thru area where people can hand over donations.

Conveniently get out and back in your car at a Goodwill Donation Express (like this Bronson Creek location in Hillsboro).

Photo by Steve Morgan

Clothing is something that we often take for granted (and accumulate too much of) in life, but for others less fortunate, it can be a huge benefit. If you’re looking to make some room in your closet, there are several nonprofits where you can donate clothes for a good cause, so let’s get to giving.

Goodwill
This nonprofit is oftentimes synonymous with getting rid of clothing you no longer need and has 25+ locations across the metro area. Keep your garments out of the landfill and help stock the store offering people vocational opportunities — it’s a win-win.

William Temple House
Clean adult sized men’s and women’s clothing (and shoes, jewelry, and accessories) are accepted by this institution, which offers comprehensive mental health counseling and food/hygiene services.

Union Gospel Mission Thrift Store
Shopping at this sizable store supports the LifeChange program, a community recovery network, as well as their offerings for people experiencing homelessness. Your donations stock the shelves.

Volunteers with Dress for Success Oregon pose with bags of donated clothing.

Dress for Success Oregon helps women attain economic independence and tools to thrive in work and life.

Photo via @dfsoregon

Dress for Success Oregon
Professional attire (think: suit jackets and slacks) plus trade clothing like scrubs or chef’s jackets are vital to this nonprofit’s clients looking to get work and support their families. Drop them off on specific donation days; keep an eye on their Instagram for updates.

Transition Projects
Volunteers are on hand to sort the thousands of clothing items that get donated each year; warm coats in particular can make a big difference for members of the houseless community.

Do Good
Donations here are directly shared with people staying in Do Good’s shelter, so your impact is tangible.

Outside In
Used clothing is accepted on a case-by-case basis at this nonprofit that supports homeless youth and other marginalized people through health and other wraparound services.

Are there any organizations we missed? Let us know.