Winter Warming Baskets are Ready!


November 15 – January 15
See donation locations below.

Winter Warming gathers new, handmade items – from baby booties, shawls, sweaters, and lap blankets, to socks, mitts, hats, and scarves – that we then distribute to children and families, youths, adults, and seniors, anyone who needs a hand staying warm in the winter months.

This community-compassion program links creativity with neighbors in need. If you knit, sew, or crochet, your talents can protect people from the cold this winter!

Contact us to get involved! Winter Warming donation baskets are ready to receive handcrafted new items November 15 – January 15 at our partnering locations:

These select New Seasons Markets locations:

  • Grant Park : NE 32nd and Broadway
  • Hawthorne : SE Hawthorne at 41st
  • Sellwood : 1214 SE Tacoma
  • Seven Corners : SE 19th and Division
  • Slabtown : NW 21st and Raleigh
  • Woodstock : 4500 SE Woodstock
  • Fisher’s Landing : 2100B SE 164th Ave. in Vancouver

All Albina Community Bank locations:  

  • The Pearl : 430 NW 10th at Glisan
  • Beaumont District : 4020B NE Fremont at 42nd
  • Main Office : 2002 NE MLK at San Rafael
  • Rose City : NE Sandy Blvd. at NE 57th
  • St John’s : Lombard at N. Oswego

Close Knit : 2140 NE Alberta, Portland

SW Portland CAT Thrift Store: 4838 SW Scholl’s Ferry Road, just west of Beaverton Hillsdale Hwy and Oleson Road.

Program VOLUNTEERS are needed (in addition to crafters) to help with donation pick-ups, contact coordination, and distribution. To volunteer, email us now!

Every year, generous craftspeople  create beautiful, warm items and leave them for us in the drop baskets at our partner sites, above. Living Earth volunteers distribute these goods to people in need.

Each season, 1,000 or more soft, colorful, handmade items find homes with people in need – babies, elderly folks, school kids, families, singles, housed and unhoused. Lots of people need a little help staying warm. The great news is that lots of talented, creative people have big, generous hearts, and this program connects that generosity with the need.

Volunteers distribute some of these items directly with our Brown Bag food program. But many more are distributed through our relationships with these community partner organizations:

  • Portland YWCA Shelter for women and children.
  • Blanchet House, serving the downtown street community.
  • Portland PTA Clothes Closet for K-12 kids in Portland schools.
  • IRCO Senior Center, serving immigrants and refugees.
  • Adelante Mujeres, serving immigrant women and families.
  • Glendeveer Eldercareproviding residential care for the elderly.
  • Irvington Elderplace, providing day services for the elderly. 
  • Share House, serving people in need in Vancouver.
  • Meals on Wheels in Portland and Vancouver

When you drop off your newly-crafted items at  Albina Community Bank or New Seasons Markets, or other locations, please thank them for being great neighbors and helping this community program!

Huge kudos and hugs to the countless wonder-workers who create these wonderful warm gifts to be given away. Your talents, spirits, and generosity are amazing!

If you’d like to help in any way, please contact us!

We’d love to hear from you!