Happening Now:

2019 Backpack Drive
July 1st – August 15th

July 1st through August 15th we’re collecting sturdy, appropriately sized backpacks and filling them 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.

Delivered in 2018: 156 Backpacks
2019 Goal: 300 Backpacks

Track Our Progress Here!

Drop locations

Unless otherwise marked these are private residences.
There will be a drop box at each location with the Howard’s Heart Logo.
If you’re uncomfortable leaving your donation unattended,
please call Amy at (541) 513-1450 to arrange a scheduled drop.


Hollywood Neighborhood:
3903 NE Hancock St
Portland, OR

Drop items any time during business hours:
Mon–Fri: 7am-4pm
Sat & Sun: 8am-3pm


Ongoing Drive:
Essentials Boxes

Our essentials boxes are there when teens first enter into the foster system
to ensure they have the personal care items and hygiene products they need.
We’re always collecting new items to replenish these boxes!
See the list!