Help us support Portland foster teens!
Teens tell us what they need and we connect them with a community that cares. Requests can be anything from camp fees to deodorant.

They ask, and we do what we can to help.

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How We Help


Special Requests

From laptops and music lessons, to work boots and camp fees, our teens request what the need to accomplish their goals.

We receive and fulfill special requests every week. Follow us on Facebook to see current special requests!


Essentials Boxes

We supply hygiene and personal care products for teens just entering care or transitioning between housing.

We’re always collecting essentials to keep these boxes filled! See the list of needs.


Backpack Drive

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Delivering sturdy, appropriately sized backpacks filled with school supplies meant for high school and college students.

We look to go beyond basics, providing scientific and graphing calculators, day planners, thumb drives, and more.


Holiday Gift Drive

We collect individual wish lists and share them with our community to make sure these kids get things they truly want and need.

In 2018 we provided holiday gifts to 275 teens in care, and look forward to growing even more in 2019!

Help us show these teens that they have the support they need to pursue their goals and dreams.

Thank you for all that you do. You truly have made casework A LOT easier! Howard’s Heart is already leaving a wonderful legacy in such a short time it has been around!
— DHS Caseworker