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.

Community Garden

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 plastic tote outside our front entry doors or inside the building to the left of the entrance in a large box. 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 individually packaged snacks, instant packaged lunch items that can be heated in a microwave, travel-size toiletries, laundry detergent pods, quarters for the laundromat, and school supplies. Check our Events section to see if there are any current donation drives for specific urgently needed items. 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

admin@beavertonresourcecenter.org

Beaverton Resource Center

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, specific food items by their request, and urgent need requests. Donations can be dropped off in the plastic tote outside the entrance to the church or inside the church at the left as you enter in the small labeled box next to the large Clothes for Kids box. Check our Events section to see if there are any current donation drives for more specific urgently needed items.

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
rockcreekchurch.com