our covid-19 needs:
how you can help from home

The strength of the p:ear community is mighty and essential to many of our lives.

In response to recommendations by Governor Kate Brown and the CDC, we have adjusted our programs this year to support the wellbeing of the whole p:ear community. p:ear is currently providing mentorship, programming, to-go meals, and essential supplies to youth on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00am - 2:00pm.

Our team has been working hard to ensure the core services our youth rely on most are readily available. You can help us remain a place of belonging and acceptance for youth experiencing homelessness during this challenging time in many ways...

get involved from home:

Donations of fresh produce, masks for youth, baked goods, and other needed items can be dropped off between 9:00am – 1:00pm Monday through Friday at 338 NW 6th Ave. 

 

Whether in your backyard, in pots on a windowsill, or in your local community garden, planting for p:ear means our youth will have fresh produce in their meals thanks to you!

Learn more about what to plant here.

#BakeforGood and donate cookies, cupcakes, or other treats in bulk to brighten up a young person’s day!

Here’s a simple cookie recipe for 100 cookies.

Donations of homemade masks, hand sanitizer, cleaning supplies and new vitamins (gummies preferred!) are highly needed.

We are especially in need of larger-sized masks and masks that do not have to be worn over the ears.

Get tips on how to sew safety masks here.

p:ear provides 50+ to-go meals to youth in our community each day we are open. You can help ensure young people have access to healthy, nutritious meals by signing up for our meal train or donating burrito supplies! Contact Tony at tony@pearmentor.org for details.

Sign up for our meal train.


current donation supply needs:

Donating large quantities of food? Be sure to sign up for our Meal Train. Don't want to leave the house? You can also order non-perishable items via our Amazon wish list and have them delivered right to our door!

 

To-Go Meal Items (Homemade or Store Bought):
Burrito fillings (veggies; onions; meats - chicken, beef, pork; rice; beans; cheese; burrito-size tortillas)
Individually packaged snack foods (healthy snacks, granola bars, water and juice drinks, fruit, etc.)
Baked goods (cookies, tarts, brownies, 7-layer bars, granola bars, anything else easy to serve and individually package in large quantities)
 
Other Food Items (Store Bought):
Fruit juice & juice boxes
Granola/Clif bars
Fruit snacks
Canned foods (meals and hearty soups)
Fresh fruit (apples, oranges, bananas)
 
Supplies:
Gloves & face masks
Hygiene supplies
Sandwich & gallon-sized Ziplock bags
Brown paper sack lunch bags
Disposable napkins
Reusable water bottles
Sanitizers & cleaners (70%+ alcohol based)
Adult winter clothing (waterproof jackets, shoes, etc.)
Adult socks (non-ankle socks preferred)
Adult underwear (various sizes, all genders)
Sleeping bags
Tarps
Tents
Vitamins (gummies preferred)
Small (transportable) art supplies: Markers, adult coloring books, colored pencils, etc.
 
Baby Items:
Diapers - newborn, 3-6 & toddler sizes (Pull Ups)
Baby wipes (organic)
Baby formula (organic)
Baby & toddler Fruit Snacks (organic)

 

Have other ideas? Contact our volunteer coordinator, Tony, at tony@pearmentor.org!