Pear Builds Positive Relationships with Homeless and Transitional Youth


Safe Space Needs

  • Pantry items: paper plates and bowls, aluminum foil, metal forks and spoons, plain coffee cups
  • Bus tickets
  • Kitchen items: any dairy (milk, cheese, cream cheese, butter), meat and eggs, sugar, fruit, milk (2-6 gallons per week). We appreciate any food donations; however, keeping in line with our ethos we strive to serve organic, humanely raised food.
  • Gift certificates to Rite-Aid, Whole Foods, Fred Meyer & True Value Hardware (to meet daily needs from milk to first-aid supplies to light bulbs!)
  • Tampons (no pads or panty liners), combs/brushes and hair-ties
  • Hair clippers and hair ties
  • Disposable razors and shaving cream
  • Deodorant, shampoo, lotion
  • Betadine Antiseptic, travel-size hand sanitizer
  • Travel size toothpaste
  • Moist towelettes
  • Blender (to make soft foods for youth with dental issues)
  • First Aid: Antibiotic Cream (preferably single packs), Medical Tape, Ace Bandages, Instant Cold Packs

Education Needs

  • Sponsor a youth taking the GED at $125
  • Spiral notebooks/journals
  • Calculators, rulers, pens, compasses, etc.
  • Financial scholarships for further education
  • Gift certificates to Office Depot and Powell's Books

Art Needs

  • Gift certificates to Michael’s or Dick Blick
  • Acrylic paints
  • Inks/watercolors
  • Brushes
  • New Frames and new Canvases
  • Beading and sewing supplies
  • Scissors, glues, glitters
  • Paint pens
  • Guitar strings, Picks
  • Drum Sticks
  • 1/4" Chords
  • Sheet Music
  • Shakers
  • Gift Certs to Trade up Music, Musicans or Guitar Center.
  • Silk screening needs:11" x 17" Screens Emulsion Stencil Remover /emulsion remover Blockout silk screen pens AWT Red Polyethylene Screen Tape 8.5" x 11" and 11" x 17" clear velum 11" plastic silk screen Squeegee, Table top silk screen printer.
  • 11" x 17" -100 point card stock in white, grey and black
  • 8.5" x 11"- 100 point card stock in varying colors
  • Plain white t-shirts for screen printing

Recreation Needs

  • Bike stuff: 700x18-25mm presta valve bike inner tubes, patch kits, floor pump
  • Functional rain pants, jackets, shells (new or used)
  • Gift cards to REI, Sellwood Cycles, (bike or outdoor recreation stores)
  • Climbing chalk
  • Cycling gloves
  • Climbing Shoes, Cycling Mtb Shoes, Crank Brothers. cleats
  • New Seasons gift cards for lunch on trips

Transition Needs

  • Cleaning supplies and basic kitchen items
  • $20 purchases a new Birth Certificate, $39.50 gets an Oregon ID
  • Baby wipes