HOME 2 GO: Essential Item Kits

Home 2 Go Kits

In the midst of the statewide Stay at Home Order, Community Warehouse is introducing a new service to ensure our region’s most vulnerable can safely receive essential household items.

Community Warehouse reopens our Portland Warehouse on March 30 with modified services to Partner Agencies, offering pre-packaged, portable HOME 2 GO Essential Item Kits that provide essential furnishings to people during the health crisis and adhere to health & safety guidelines for preventing the spread of disease.

These kits consist of new, donated items: a 4-drawer dresser filled with an air mattress, bedding, towels, cookware, and dishware. The dressers are built and donated by a local manufacturer that has been supplying these dressers to CW for 2 years.

Support The Project! A $100 donation ensures new supplies of the basics a family needs to stay at home during this crisis.

Introducing HOME 2 GO:

KOIN AM Extra segment March 31.

Community Warehouse unveils the HOME 2 GO kit: a new, responsive service for our community during the COVID-19 pandemic. Families can safely get the essentials items they need to stay at home during this crisis. Thanks to the team at AM Extra for helping us spread the word!

Essential & Versatile

Kits are prepped according to household size and include (at minimum):

  • 4-drawer dresser
  • Cookware – pot, pan, kitchen utensils
  • Serving ware – plate set, silverware, drinking glasses
  • Bedding – sheet set
  • Bath – towel set(s)
  • Air Mattress + pump

Kit items can be purchased by donors from Community Warehouse’s Amazon Smile “Essentials of Home” wishlist.

Ensuring Safety

Our responsibility is to deliver essential community services while complying with public health recommendations that minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19. All Home 2 Go kits will be prepared and distributed using CDC guidelines for workplace safety. We will:

 

  • Regularly sanitize Warehouse facilities.
  • Sanitize all unpacking and sorting tables.
  • Sanitize all donations using CDC-approved disinfectant.
  • Seal and label disinfected donations.
  • Wear disposable gloves for packing sealed items into dressers.
  • Seal packed kits to prevent contamination in transit.
  • Follow social distancing guidelines for loading kits into vehicles.
  • Remove points of contact between case managers picking up kits and our staff.
  • Wash hands thoroughly and regularly onsite and practice social distancing.

Custom Dressers

For 2 years, a local manufacturing company has engineered and produced these specialized wood dressers for Community Warehouse. They have produced 50 per week and never charged for their production. They do this because they believe that’s what giving back to the community means. They want to remain anonymous because they want the focus on Community Warehouse and the local housing crisis – not their company.

These dressers were designed to be portable, practical, and safe. They feature easy-open drawer cutouts and side cut-outs for easy lifting. Dimensions are 32″ H x 24″ W x 16″D, so they easily fit into most vehicles, elevators, small rooms, and even closets, making way for additional storage. The unfinished wood invites individual self-expression to finish them in any style.

Thank you for all your work and for trying to find a safe way to continue services during this health crisis.

Transition Projects Case Manager