Occupy Portland - Donations

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We will need the help of the community to support Occupy Portland. Anything you can offer, large and small is appreciated. To drop off any donated items, see the contact information below.

If you can't drop off donations, but would still like to contribute, feel free to use our donation link: As per the Occupy Portland website and mailing list, monetary donations are requested to be delayed temporarily until the current financial issues are resolved.

Here are some things marchers and occupiers will need:


The Food Committee is organizing meals and beverages. If you can donate food and drinks, please email opdx99foodteam AT gmail DOT com.

You can also sign up on the Food Schedule for food you can donate and prepare off-site.

Join the Food Team's google groups discussion.

We need food that can be cooked for the masses.
  • Volunteers with Food Handler’s Licenses
  • Ice (cube type is best)
  • Large Waterproof Totes
  • Table
  • Non-slip Food Service Mats
  • Milk Crates (for shelving and dish area)
  • Warm Socks for Crew
  • Warm Sleeping Bags for Crew
  • Gel Sterno
  • Long BBQ Lighter
  • Wind-up Lanterns
  • Jam/Jelly
  • Bragg’s Amino Acid
  • Grab and go snacks (minimal packaging if possible)
  • Eggs (if coming with ice)
  • Hot Dogs (if coming with ice)
  • Chest Freezer (email opdx99foodteam AT gmail DOT com)
  • Refrigerator (email opdx99foodteam AT gmail DOT com)
  • Vegetarian and vegan easy meals and snacks.
  • granola bars/snacks
  • beans
  • 55 gallon food-grade barrels for storage
  • Coolers
  • Large Storage Totes with Lids

(If you would like to donate supplies to the cafe, please speak to volunteers onsite or check the wish list to see current needs. It is always safe to assume that we need ground coffee, creamer, and sugar.)


  • Socks/raingear
  • Toys!!!
  • Cloth diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Baby aspirin/Tylenol


The Medical Support Committee coordinator is Reid Jackson at reidoccupypdx AT gmail DOT com. Our logistics point person is Josh and can be reached at kustertherooster AT gmail DOT com. The committee appreciates all donations in the form of medical supplies, and all assistance offered.

Trauma Needs

  • 2 Stethoscopes
  • Individual Temperature Probes
  • 6 Thick Wool Blankets
  • 2 AED
  • Face Masks (surgical or m90)
  • 2 Pediatric ambu Bags
  • Soft Neck Brace
  • S/M/L firm trauma neck brace
  • Portable trauma back board
  • Blood Pressure Cuff
  • Cold Compresses
  • Glucose for Diabetics/ or Juice Boxes
  • Large Sharps Containers

Wound Care

  • 4×4 gauze, 2×2 gauze, compression gauze and rolls
  • Paper Tape and variety of tape
  • Eye patches
  • Kind Band-Aids
  • Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Saline for Irrigation
  • Neosporin/Triple Antibiotic Ointment
  • Tongue Depressors
  • Moleskin

Cold and Flu Medications

  • Baby Aspirin
  • Multi vitamins prepackaged only please
  • Chewable Zinc with Vitamin C
  • Zinc Lozenges
  • Lozenges
  • Children’s Tylenol
  • OTC Bronchodilators (would prefer samples from doctor’s office or med. reps)

Structural Needs

  • 1 Larger Tent Structure…small Carport Size
  • 6-10 rubber kitchen mats that have holes in drainage
  • 5 Gallon Cambros
  • Metal Shelves-Kitchen Style
  • 10-12 Storage containers- clear plastic bins with lids of all sizes but need large containers
  • Lighting: Battery Lanterns with battery’s
  • 3-5 Nylon Rope 25-50ft.


  • Tissues
  • 4x4 Gauze Pads
  • Paper Tape
  • Hydro peroxide
  • Saline
  • Neosporin
  • Triple Antibiotic Ointment
  • Vitamins
  • Chewable Zinc with Vitamin C
  • Zinc Lozenges
  • 1 Larger Tent Structure.. Carport size
  • 3 Stethoscope
  • Individual Temperature probes
  • Thick wool blankets
  • Face masks
  • Pediatric Bags
  • Soft neck brace
  • Eye patches
  • 5 Gallon Canbros
  • Metal Shelves
  • Children’s Tylenol
  • Storage containers
  • Lighting (Battery Lanterns)
  • Nylon Rope 25-50 feet.
  • Battery clock
  • Band-Aids
  • Chem. Lights
  • Hot Water bottles
  • Clean, dry Socks
  • Safety Pins
  • Bandanas
  • Electric Tea Kettle
  • Disposable Exam Sheets
  • Water Bottles with Squirt Tops
  • Paper Dixie Cups
  • Black Gloves
  • Lube (for Safer Sex)


  • Flowers of borage tincture, to recover emotional strength.
  • Arnica (for bruises)
  • Calendula/st. john's wort/arnica topical salve
  • Rescue Remedy tincture (or something similar--1:1 skullcap/lavender tincture, for example)
  • Apis (homeopathic for bee stings & allergy)
  • Eriogonum cinnamon tincture (to help stop bleeding)
  • Charcoal tablets (for GI upset & topically for inflammation, stings)
  • Tea bags of Smooth Move tea, or some sort of senna based tea
  • Chamomile tea bags, for eye infection or irritation
  • Epsom and/or Sea Salt – a sandwich bag full.
  • Lavender Essential Oil – 1 ounce (lavendula oficionalis, preferably)
  • Skullcap Tincture

Personnel / Services

  • Nurses, doctors, mental health workers, body workers
  • Laundry services


  • Deep Cycle Batteries
  • Fan belts
  • Lumber/ply wood 2×4, 2×6
  • Nails
  • Electric Drill
  • Wheels, pulleys, etc…basic machine parts
  • Big Panels 4?x8?
  • Berings
  • Tool Sets
  • Wire Strips


To donate or help coordinate occupation, contact the Bedding and Rain Gear Committee at opdx99beddingraingear AT gmail DOT com. See the discussion group for more info.


(as announced at 10/4/11 GA)

  • A messkit: bowl, mug, utensils for washing in sanitation stations
  • Lots of water
  • Snack food
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tarps: one to put on the ground, one to put on top of you to keep dry your sleeping bag
  • Duct tape: to tape together the tarps
  • Permanent marker: to write National Lawyers Guild attorney phone number on your arm. This will be the person to contact for any potential arrests.
  • Bag to contain your own trash.

As announced at the 10/4/11 GA, in the City of Portland:

  • You have the right to sleep in a sleeping bag (NLG researched this).
  • You cannot set up shelter through a "structure."
"What constitutes a 'structure' has been identified as tents, canopies, or anything that looks like it is a habitation. We are planning for pup-tents and tarps to shelter people from the rain at this point. We are collecting tarps and mylar blankets to create shelters and rain guards for sleeping areas. We are also collecting twine, bungee cords, duct tape and any other devices that could hold things together as shelters." (see discussion http://occupyportland.org/organise-and-discuss/?mingleforumaction=viewtopic&t=193)
  • Sleeping bags, sleeping pads
  • Mylar blankets, warm blankets
  • Tarps, waterproof covers
  • Umbrellas, plastic ponchos
  • Rain gear / rain slickers / rain ponchos / large trash bags / small trash bags / plastic rolls
  • Water containers / large & small plastic storage containers to hold supply items
  • Flashlights and batteries
  • Heat packs


Volunteering - You have skills and resources to contribute. Please share this with as many people as possible, encourage everyone to gather what they can. It is our collective responsibility to report back to the Doc to update info - if you know something, share it. Refer anyone to ecosanitationpdx AT gmail DOT com if there are questions or concerns.

Wish List
(If you add anything, please include why it is needed, and ideas on how to get it.)
  • Lanterns
  • Headlamps
  • Heavy Duty Gloves
  • Bus tubs
  • String Lights
  • Trucks
Why: transporting refuse off-site to local farmland
How: recruit truck owners - individual, commercial, municipal truck services
  • Bike trailers
Why: transporting materials
How: recruit owners - individuals and commercial manufacturers
  • Wire Mesh
Why: constructing on-site compost piles
How: donations, foraging, innovating with substitutes
  • Coffee hulls
Why: organic cover material - reduces odor, flies, promotes composting
How: collect from coffee roasters
  • Sawdust/finely ground wood scraps
Why: organic cover material - reduces odor, flies, promotes composting
How: collect from wood companies
  • 55 gallon barrels, Igloo water coolers
Why: water storage, hydration stations
How: individual, commercial donation
  • 5 gallon buckets (w/ lids)
Why: toilet receptacles
How: individual, commercial donation
  • Large tubs, bins, cardboard
Why: Recycling/trash receptacles
How: donations, foraging, innovating w/ subs
  • Garbage bags (biobags)
Why: ease of collection/transport
How: individual, commercial donation
  • Bamboo, PVC pipe, tent & ski poles
Why: elevating privacy screens
How: donations, foraging, innovating w/ subs
  • Sheets, shower curtains
Why: privacy screen
How: donations, foraging, innovating w/ subs
  • Hoolahoops, pulleys
Why: securing privacy screen
How: donations, foraging
  • White vinegar, Dr. Bronner’s (all biodegradable soaps), Spray bottles, baking soda
Why: cleanliness
How: individual, commercial donations
  • Toilet brushes
Why: cleaning toilet receptacles
How: individual, commercial donations
  • Hand sanitizer, gloves
Why: reduce exposure to disease
How: individual, commercial donations
  • Toilet paper/leaves
Why: personal hygiene
How: individual, commercial donations
  • Andy & Bax toilet seats, Groovers
Why: toilet receptacle, comfort
How: donations
  • Wood, nails, hammers
Why: building materials
How: donations
  • Brooms
Why: Ensuring that our site remains at optimal cleanliness
How: Individual, commercial donation