Let’s “Help Everyone We Can!”


Sylvia helps a case manager and client during their appointment.

When Individuals and families seeking our services come to the Tualatin Warehouse, they receive a warm greeting from Sylvia Lopez, one of our Program Coordinators. Clients are immediately put at ease because of her kindness, dedication, and compassion that, unbeknownst to them, comes from a deep understanding of the challenges and obstacles they have faced on their path to a new start.

Sylvia learned about Community Warehouse from her brother, Adolfo Delgado, our very own Tualatin Program Manager, at a time when she herself was facing the challenges of starting over. She knows first-hand what a visit to our furniture banks provides.

Sylvia, at the Tualatin furniture bank.

She says, “I was a former client here at Community Warehouse. I’m a single mom of seven kids, and I was able to come and get furniture when I was in need…I didn’t have the funding to go and buy that furniture. Coming here, it was a big weight off my shoulders because I got it all in one spot.”

With a lifelong desire to help people, Sylvia is proud to be part of the Community Warehouse staff and enjoys supporting the clients she sees at the furniture bank everyday.

She explains, “It has a big impact on all the families…now they have a bed to sleep on, somewhere to sit, versus an empty apartment..”

These days, Sylvia and her kids are able to enjoy the comforts of a furnished home, and the benefits that come with it. When she’s not working, she’s focused on what matters most according to her: “Family, Family, Family.” As a working mom of seven (superwoman!), she keeps busy with her kids as they enjoy a variety of activities like skateboarding, dance class, or paining nails at home. When asked about her hopes for the community, her answer centered on the growth of Community Warehouse and her desire for the organization, “to help everyone that we can.” 

A smiling Sylvia, in her office ready to help clients.

With your help, we can make Sylvia’s hopes a reality. With the support of our community, more individuals and families like Sylvia’s can have the opportunity to grow and flourish in the stability of a cozy, furnished home.

It’s amazing how much work can be accomplished by so few when the hearts are dedicated. You guys are the real deal.

Jane Green

Community Advocate