PORTLAND, Ore. – With the help of local partners and the city of Portland, the Portland Timbers are organizing the first Stand Together Week, a comprehensive, citywide initiative to support dozens of nonprofit projects and volunteer opportunities across the city from Oct. 8-14.
Stand Together Week, with the help of Hands On Greater Portland, will consist of 40 projects benefiting more than 30 nonprofit organizations focused on youth and the environment in the Portland metro area. Fans are invited to join the volunteer efforts and team up with Timbers players, ambassadors, mascot Timber Joey and staff members on the various efforts throughout the city.
“Stand Together Week is a way to bring the city of Portland and the extended Timbers family together to make a meaningful impact on dozens of local non-profits and highlight the spirit of service and giving back that characterizes our city,” said Timbers COO Mike Golub.
Supported by partners adidas, Alaska Airlines, Fred Meyer, JELD-WEN Windows & Doors and KPTV, Stand Together Week kicks off Monday, Oct. 8, with the painting of classrooms and hallways at the Portland YouthBuilders campus. A complete schedule of activities and events is listed below.
The volunteer opportunities affiliated with Stand Together Week range from leading youth activities to outdoor/garden maintenance and construction projects. In total, Stand Together Week, named after the Timbers’ community outreach platform Stand Together, aims to generate the support of 1,000 volunteers over the course of the week.
All Timbers players have volunteered their time to at least one project during the week.
To sign up as a volunteer for one of the Stand Together Week projects or for more information on the overall initiative, please visit www.portlandtimbers.com/standtogetherweek.
2012 Stand Together Week Schedule
|Monday, Oct. 8||8 a.m. to 12 noon||Portland YouthBuilders||Painting classrooms||Steven Smith & Donovan Ricketts|
|10 a.m. to 1 p.m.||Playworks||Lead youth activities||Jack Jewsbury & Timber Joey|
|1-4 p.m.||Community Cycling Center||Clean, fix donated bikes||Rodney Wallace|
|4-6 p.m.||GROWINGGARDINS||Youth garden maintenance at Ockley Green School.||Kris Boyd|
|6-8 p.m.||The ReBuilding Center||Sort, organize donated items||Darlington Nagbe|
|Tuesday, Oct. 9||8 a.m. to 12 noon||Portland YouthBuilders||Campus cleanup||Hanyer Mosquera & Timber Joey|
|8:15 a.m. to 12 noon||Habitat for Humanity||Assist with house-build project||Joe Bendik & Kosuke Kimura|
|9:30 a.m. to 12 noon||Children’s Book Bank||Clean, repair donated books||Bright Dike|
|10 a.m. to 1 p.m.||Playworks||Lead youth activities||Jake Gleeson|
|12 noon to 3 p.m.||Open Meadow||Working with students||Ryan Kawulok|
|12:30-4 p.m.||Habitat for Humanity||Assist with house-build project||Freddie Braun & Timber Joey|
|Wednesday, Oct. 10||11 a.m. to 1 p.m.||Hillsboro Parks & Recreation||Community park maintenance||Timber Joey|
|1-5 p.m.||Native American Youth Family Center||Facility cleanup and lead family activities||TBA|
|4-6 p.m.||SCRAP||Sort, organize supplies, prep material for art kits||Brent Richards|
|Thursday, Oct. 11||9 a.m. to 12 noon||American Red Cross||Prepare supplies for blood drives||Alumni Ambassador Bernie Fagan|
|9:30 a.m. to 12 noon||Children’s Book Bank||Clean, repair donated books||Alumni Ambassador or Timber Joey|
|9:30 a.m. to 12 noon||Schoolhouse Supplies||Sort donated supplies, stock store||Alumni Ambassador or Timber Joey|
|2-4 p.m.||Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division||Sort food and supplies at community pantry||Eric Brunner|
|2:30-4:30 p.m.||AC Portland||Academic and Sports Field Day||David Horst & Mike Fucito|
|5:30-8 p.m.||Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest||Fall Harvest Festival||Andrew Jean-Baptiste & Timber Joey|
|Friday, Oct. 12||8:15 a.m. to 12 noon||Habitat for Humanity||Assist with house-build project||Alumni Ambassador Scot Thompson & Timber Joey|
|9:30 a.m. to 12 noon||Friends of Portland Community Gardens||Tidy up community garden||Alumni Ambassador Mick Hoban|
|12:30-4 p.m.||Habitat for Humanity||Assist with house-build project||Alumni Ambassador & Timber Joey|
|12:30-4:30 p.m.||OMSI||Lead youth activities||Steve Purdy|
|1:30-3:30 p.m.||Oregon Food Bank||Packing and preparing donated food for delivery||Alumni Ambassador & Timber Joey|
|3-6 p.m.||Volunteers of America||Lead soccer
activities for low-income families
|Saturday, Oct. 13||8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.||Friends of Trees||Tree planting and habitat restoration||Charles Renken & Timber Joey|
|9 a.m. to 12 noon||Portland Parks & Recreation||Springwater Corridor Trail cleanup||Alumni Ambassador John Bain|
|9 a.m. to 12 noon||Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District||Clean up at scenic nature park||Futty Danso|
|9 a.m. to 12 noon||Portland Parks & Recreation||Outdoor work party||Eric Alexander|
|10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.||Zenger Farm||Farm work party||Lovel Palmer|
|10 a.m. to 1 p.m.||Hartley SUN||Courtyard cleanup and prep materials for classroom||Kalif Alhassan|
|10 a.m. to 2 p.m.||Beaverton’s Giving Gardens||Garden work||Sal Zizzo|
|1-4 p.m.||Supa Fresh Youth Farm||Help youth-led organic farm||Jose Valencia|
|Sunday, Oct. 14||9 a.m. to 12 noon||Hillsboro Public Library||Set up for annual book sale||Sebastián Rincón|
|1-4 p.m.||Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District||Clean up at scenic nature park||Alumni Ambassador Lee Morrison|
|1-4 p.m.||Friends of Tryon Creek||Plant clean-up, removal||Franck Songo’o & Timber Joey|
|1-5 p.m.||Harrison SUN||Indoor painting at school||Diego Chara|
Note: Player appearances during Stand Together Week are subject to change. ABOUT STAND TOGETHER “Stand Together” represents the relationship between the Portland Timbers and their fans, and signifies the strong commitment the team has to supporting and standing by the community both on and off the field. The mission of “Stand Together” is to harness the power of sport to improve the lives of children and families in the region through targeted programs, deep partnerships and philanthropic giving.
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