Pear Builds Positive Relationships with Homeless and Transitional Youth

Needs

Safe Space Needs

  • Pantry items: 33 gallon trash bags, paper plates, paper bowls, and paper cups, metal forks and spoons and coffee cups, liquid hand soap, dishwasher soap, rolls of paper towels and Kleenex.
  • Bus tickets
  • Kitchen items: any dairy (milk, cheese, cream cheese, butter), meat and eggs. 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 and hair-ties
  • Hair clippers
  • Disposable razors
  • Deodorant
  • Betadine Antiseptic
  • Tampons (not pads)
  • Hair brushes

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

  • Oil pastels
  • Gift certificates to Michael’s or Dick Blick
  • Acrylic paints
  • Inks/watercolors
  • Brushes
  • Gesso, canvas and frames
  • Beading and sewing supplies
  • Scissors, glues, glitters
  • Markers and gel pens
  • Guitar strings, Picks
  • Drum Sticks
  • 1/4" Chords
  • Sheet Music
  • Shakers
  • Gift Certs to Trade up Music, Musicans Friend.com or Guitar Center.

Recreation Needs

  • 700x18-25mm presta valve bike inner tubes
  • Functional rain pants, jackets, shells (new or used)
  • Gift cards to REI, Sellwood Cycles, (bike or outdoor recreation stores)
  • Climbing chalk and bags
  • 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