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.

Here are some things marchers and occupiers will need:

Food and Drinks

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

Wish list, we need food that can be cooked for the masses
  • Vegetarian and vegan easy meals and snacks.
  • Hotel Pans/lids
  • serving utensils
  • non-latex gloves
  • tomato sauce
  • pasta
  • granola bars/snacks
  • tortillas
  • beans
  • Coffee -- lots of it!
  • potable water
  • 55 gallon food-grade barrels for storage
  • Igloo water coolers for Hydration Stations

Medical Supplies

The Medical Support Committee coordinator is Mick and can be reached at Voodude41 AT msn DOT com. The committee appreciates all donations in the form of medical supplies, and all assistance offered.

Anyone wishing to offer their medical expertise to the cause, is asked to meet @ 11am, just to the south of the fountains @ Guv Tom McCall Park (near the Burnside Bridge), on Oct. 6th. Medical donations can be left with the committee prior to the rally (12pm) and march (2:30pm).

Wish list of medical supplies
  • (for tear gas) an eye flush in a bottle with a squirt cap using a solution of half liquid antacid and half water. This only applies to aluminum hydroxide or magnesium hydroxide based antacids such as Maalox (plain or mint). this also works as a mouth rinse for tear gas, but spit it out!
  • A large squirt bottle of water! important to stay hydrated and water will help wash off chemical burn from tear gas.
  • Rescue Remedy tincture (or something similar--1:1 skullcap/lavender tincture, for example)
  • Flowers of borage tincture, to recover emotional strength.
  • Triangle bandages
  • Vinyl gloves
  • Gauze - sterile 4x4's
  • Band-Aids (S, M, L, knuckle, etc.)
  • Antiseptic wash (like witch hazel or iodine)
  • Paper tape
  • Arnica (for bruises)
  • Emergen-C powder or other re-hydration drink mix
  • Paper bag (for hyperventilation)
  • Sun screen (alcohol based)
  • Energy bars
  • Bandana (in a ziplock, soaked in apple cider vinegar)
  • Safety pin or 2
  • Ace bandage
  • Cake icing tube or sugar packets (diabetic emergencies)
  • Benadryl
  • Calendula/st. john's wort/arnica topical salve
  • Apis (homeopathic for bee stings & allergy)
  • Epi-pen (epinephrine, for anaphylaxis)
  • Tampons (for nose bleeds)
  • Menstrual pads, if needed. Avoid using tampons for this* if you're arrested you may not have a chance to change it (tampons left in more than six hours increase your risk of developing toxic shock syndrome)
  • Topical antibiotic ointment
  • Space blanket
  • Clean t-shirt sealed in a bag
  • Extra plastic bags
  • Bandage scissors
  • Tongue depressors (for splinting fingers)
  • Flash light
  • Mole skin
  • Matches
  • Goggles
  • Ice pack(s)/heat pack(s)
  • CPR face shield
  • Cloth sling
  • 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)
  • gauze sponges or clean rags
  • aspirin
  • ibuprofen

Additionally, we are in need of:

  • Water for drinking.
  • Juices for Diabetic emergencies
  • Ice, Ice-packs and plastic bags, to make our own Ice-Packs.
  • Spray-bottles, for administration of anti-teargas antidotes.
  • Bandages, slings, immobilizers, tampons, maxi-pads, etc.

Overnight supplies

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, canopy's, 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


aka the Shitty Committee!

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.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)

  • 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