Street Roots

for those who cannot afford free speech

Our Mission

Street Roots creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty by producing a newspaper and other media that are catalysts for individual and social change.

Wish List

Street Roots now has an Amazon Smile wishlist:

Your in-kind donations keep us going. We welcome any of the following in clean, useable condition:

Vendor Program

Clothing & Accessories

Hygiene and health

Food (Non-perishable, snack food only please)



  • Postage Stamps (Forever 1st Class)
  • Printing Paper (letter size, white)
  • Yellow Note Pads
  • Post-it Notes
  • Black & Red Ink Pens
  • Paper Towels
  • Toilet Paper (partial rolls OK from housekeeping or janitorial programs)
  • Trash Bags
  • Hand Soap
  • Latex Gloves
  • Sponges
  • Gift Certificates: Office Depot, Cash-n-Carry, IKEA, Ace Hardware, Fred Meyer, Safeway, Trader Joe’s
  • Apple Computer running OSX El Capitan or later (desktops and/or laptops)
  • A working refrigerator (energy-efficient)

We are unable to accept clothing, perishable food, and blankets, but can refer you to a worthy program that welcomes such items. If in doubt, give our office a call at 503-228-5657 and we can talk with you about your donation.

Thank you so much for your interest in keeping Street Roots strong!

Our Friends Speak About Street Roots

Journalism with a social purpose. That’s been the focus of my entire professional career — and it’s why I read and support Street Roots.

- Richard H. Meeker, founder of Willamette Week’s Give!Guide and president of City of Roses Media Company