At Shriners Hospitals for Children, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the evolving situation regarding COVID-19, we are closely monitoring updates from local health departments and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and are actively following their recommendations.

If your child has an upcoming appointment, please contact your local Shriners Hospitals for Children location.

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Gifts in kind

Gifts in kind

Thank you for thinking of the comfort of our patients and families. We want to work with you to help make your donation go further and have the largest impact.

Shriners Hospitals for Children — Portland, like other hospitals and health care facilities, is experiencing a limited supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) during the COVID-19 pandemic. To ensure that our health care team maintains an adequate supply of PPE, we are welcoming donations of the following items:

  • Medical grade N95 (size large) masks
  • Reusable full-face shields

We are also accepting donations for non-medical, homemade cloth face coverings as an option for added protection offered to our patients, visitors and staff (particularly staff who are not interacting with patients). We are hoping to receive 1,000 handmade masks and will accept all handmade masks offered. However, we prefer face masks made using this pattern and a 100% cotton, tight-weave fabric.

All donated materials must be provided in a sealed plastic bag to maintain the integrity of the product. All donations should be routed through our donor development department, and they can be reached at 971-544-3338.

Toys and personal items for children and families

Special toys and activities can make a patient’s experience at our hospital less stressful. You can provide the gift of new toys, crafts, games and other items for kids of all ages – from infants to teens. View our wish list, which includes our most needed items by age and program.

Equipment

Our rehabilitation department often accepts donations of new and gently used durable medical equipment, provided they are in excellent condition. Our needs vary. Before bringing any equipment donations to the hospital, please contact our development department at 971-544-3338 to see what our current needs are.

Toiletries for families

We offer on-site housing for family members during a child’s inpatient stay. We are always in need of travel-sized hygiene items like shampoo, conditioner and soap to stock these rooms. These can be dropped off at the hospital Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Items we are unable to accept

  • Used toys of any kind, due to infection control regulations
  • Any items containing latex, such as rubber balloons, silly putty or certain toy balls
  • Stuffed animals, new or used, (exception: Beanie Babies)
  • Pop tabs; Soup labels
  • Hospital beds
  • Car seats
  • Greeting cards
Additionally, we are unable to accept donations of hair, skin, bone marrow, etc.

Due to privacy and infection control, we cannot allow personal delivery of gifts and donations directly to patients. We make every effort to maximize the donations we receive. Occasionally, we receive items that may not be used in the hospital or that pose potential health concerns for our patients. These items are donated to other local charities that support the well-being of children.

For specific donation inquiries or to learn how to make a donation to a specific program, please contact our development department by email or at 971-544-3338.