Volunteer activities

Welcome Home Basket Project

In 2022, New Narrative helped over 400 people in the Greater Portland area find housing, many of whom were previously houseless or living in unstable and unsafe environments. Join us as we welcome individuals into their new home and provide essentials to make their adjustment into their new home as stress-free as possible.

Welcome baskets include home essentials such as dishware, cleaning supplies, pots and pans, personal hygiene supplies – all tucked neatly into a laundry basket! Learn more and donate to the Welcome Home Basket Project here.

Team fundraise

Looking for an exciting team-building activity? Hold an in-house fundraiser with corporate matching gifts. Working together toward a shared philanthropic goal can be rewarding and a lot of fun, plus it offers a great opportunity to develop skills and promote teamwork.

Compete for a cause

Gather your friends to run, bike, hike, or play trivia. Raising funds while you pursue your favorite activity is a great way to join our community. Contact us for more information on fun fundraising activities.

Shop our wish list

Purchase and donate items most needed by a person facing homelessness. Check out our most-needed and commonly used items for ideas. Or shop our wish list on Amazon to ship items straight to our front door!

Create hygiene kits

Mobilize your friends and host a remote hygiene kit donation drive to provide relief to people experiencing homelessness and mental health issues. By providing these necessary resources amidst the COVID-19 crisis, you become part of the solution!

Suggested kit items

  • Nonperishable snack items (granola bars, dried fruit snacks, nuts), water
  • Hats, scarves, gloves, warm clothing, socks, undergarments
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste, unscented lotion, body wipes, deodorant, shampoo/conditioner, brush/comb, female hygiene products
  • Handi Wipes, hand sanitizer, basic first aid kit, nail care kit