Holiday Giving

It’s the season of giving. We receive many generous requests from compassionate community members inquiring about gifts to lift the spirits of people in our programs during the holiday season.  Listed below is the list of items that are most requested by our clients. Volunteer opportunities also available.

If you have any questions regarding holiday giving please contact the development team at (541) 686-1262 or

  • Gifts cards to Walmart, Target, Winco or the like
  • Gift cards to coffee shops, fast food places
  • Bus passes
  • New gloves, hats, winter clothes
  • Personal hygiene items
  • New sweatshirts
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Small notebooks for clients to track appointments, etc. 
  • Sleeping bags
  • Teas
  • Body wash
  • Inexpensive wrist watches
  • Movie passes
  • Raincoats or ponchos
  • Small Electronics (cd player, small tvs, dvd players)
  • Pet Supplies (food, toys, beds)

The Numbers Have Been Tallied

Thank You

Thank you so much to everyone who pledged “I ShelterCare about Homelessness.”

Funds raised through this campaign will support clients in their efforts to keep their current housing, recover lost housing, and/or building skills necessary to stabilize their housing.

Your support helps us to provide critical services to people in need, such as:

  • financial planning sessions
  • paying utilities bills
  • rental assistance or security deposits
  • counseling/therapy sessions
  • supported employment guidance

Together we have raised over $53,000.00 in one month!

Thank you for supporting a vision of our community in which everyone has a safe place to live.

Also thank you to everyone who came out to help us celebrate the closing of the campaign as well as the opening of our new building. 

Emerald City Roller Girls Support ShelterCare

ECRG group - smallShelterCare is honored to be the Emerald City Roller Girls 2014-15 season community partner. A percentage of proceeds from this season’s public home bouts will be donated to ShelterCare. You can support ShelterCare and the Emerald City Roller Girls this Saturday, November 8th at the Lane Events Center in Eugene. Doors open at 5:00, action starts at 6:00. Tickets $12 advance, $15 door, and $5 for kids 6-10.

Thank You

TY PICThank you to everyone who participated in our "I ShelterCare about Homelessness" campaign. We are still tallying up the generous gifts we received. We will let you know the grand total soon! 

Forrest Paint Company Adds Color to ShelterCare’s New Home

Forrest Paint Company played a key role in making ShelterCare’s new Center for Programs and Services feel like home.

Forrest Paint is an ecologically responsible coatings manufacturing company. They have a full line of architectural and industrial coatings for both interior and exterior applications. Its locally owned retail store and contractor outlet has served Lane County since 1973.

Forrest Paint Company, ShelterCare

Additionally, the business is a leader in high-performance coatings for use on wood, metal, plastics and other substrates. They currently serve customers on five continents through 12 warehouses worldwide.

The company generously donated paint for the center’s mural project, which was undertaken and recently completed by Eugene muralist Valentina Gonzalez. The mural welcomes visitors to the center (at 499 W. 4th Avenue, Eugene) as they pass a security wall surrounding the building where Washington Street and the railroad tracks meet.

“Forrest Paint takes a lot of pride in our community involvement,” said Mark Davis, manager of the Forrest Paint Retail Store. “As a truly local company, we feel it is extremely important to support non-profit and volunteer organizations that are here to help make the community a much better place.”

The contribution allowed ShelterCare save big on supplies for the project, beautify the property and convey a message of transformation and hope.

“Sheltercare offers services that are invaluable to our community,” Davis said. “Their commitment to providing the homeless and/or near-homeless with the resources and support they need is inspiring. We are honored to partner with such a positive program and are glad to do whatever we can to help.”