The Gabriel Center
The Gabriel Center is an arm of the church that promotes, and nurtures centered living by providing ways for the community to come together for events, education, or resources. Most of our community outreach programs are sponsored and managed through The Gabriel Center, and are continually looking to form close partnerships with community neighbors to serve those in need in our midst. When we can gather in-person again, check our Event section for classes and gatherings offered by The Gabriel Center and seasonal outreach opportunities.
For ten years St. Gabriel has offered individual planting plots in our lower field to our neighbors to grow vegetables, herbs, and flowers for those who may not have room in their own yards, or have a yard at all. Besides the plot, the church supplies compost, water, and other supplies for a small fee, and the gardeners provide the sweat. The gardeners donate over 10% of their produce to food pantries. We have been blessed with consistent assistance from the Boy Scouts working towards earning Eagle Badges to improve the infrastructure of the garden. If you would like to rent a plot, please contact our church office at 503-645-0744 or email us.
“Clothes For Kids” Beaverton School District Free Store
We support the Beaverton School District’s “Clothes for Kids” free store which provides new and used clothing for needy families. Donations are always accepted in a dark brown resin storage chest outside our front entry doors or inside the building to the right of the entrance in the wooden storage bin. Clothes should be clean and gently worn or new. Socks and underwear should only be new and in original packaging. All sizes (even adult) are needed in school-appropriate clothing and shoes.
“Clothes for Kids” Free Store (Beaverton School District):
16550 SW Merlo Road Beaverton, OR 97003 503- 356-4500
Beaverton Resource Center
The Gabriel Center supports the Beaverton Resource Center which connects those in our community struggling with hunger, housing insecurity, and poverty to local resources. We often collect donations for their Essentials Closet for specifically needed items such as full-sized shampoo, toilet paper, paper towels, unscented laundry pods, quarters for the laundromat, and school supplies. To find out our currently most needed donation items, please go here. The Resource Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
The Beaverton Resource Center Essentials Closet:
13565 Southwest Walker Road, Beaverton, Oregon 97005 503-207-5670
Panther Pantry at PCC Rock Creek
We always accept donations to Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus’ program to help financially struggling college students with hygiene products, individually packaged snacks, instant packaged lunch cups that can be heated in a microwave, and urgent need requests. Donations can be dropped off in the dark brown resin storage bin outside the entrance to the church or on the right side inside the church entrance in the large wooden storage bin. To find out what our most current needed items are, please go here.
Panther Pantry at PCC Rock Creek:
17705 NW Springville Rd. Portland, Or 97229
Rock Creek Building 5, Room 113 971-722-7261
Rock Creek Pantry supporting the Oregon Food Bank
St. Gabriel supports our neighbor church, Rock Creek Church’s Rock Creek Pantry, by donating at a drop off box that will take non-perishable food anytime. This church shares a parking lot with Westview High School at 4470 NW 185th Ave. Portland, Or 97229. If you would like to donate food, drive into Westview’s parking lot, go to the left, and pull up to the Food Pantry building to the right of the church. You will see a brown wooden box on the left of the building. Open it up and place your donation in there. Neighbors are invited to pull food from the box anytime they need it on an honor system. The Rock Creek Pantry is open on Tuesdays from 3:00- 6:00 pm to distribute boxes to those in need.
Rock Creek Pantry supporting The Oregon Food Bank
Rock Creek Church 4470 NW 185th Ave. Portland, Or 97229 503-645-2525