Portland, OR. “Service Selfies” show the feel-good mood of MLK weekend volunteers. For the twelfth year in a row, United Way of the Columbia-Willamette and Hands On Greater Portland are teaming up to make it easy for you to take action across Multnomah, Washington, Clackamas, and Clark Counties. You can make a difference through Monday, January 21st. Here’s a link with details: Volunteer for MLK Weekend.
MLK Weekend of Service is an integral part of United Way of the Columbia-Willamette’s 10-year agenda of reducing childhood poverty and advancing racial equity.
From United Way:
Each year, we come together, inspired by the mission of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to strengthen our community one volunteer project at a time. Our mission at United Way is to invest in our region’s kids by giving them and their families the resources they need to thrive. From access to books to food on the table, when important resources are provided, children can succeed and in turn build a better future for themselves and their community.
This January, honor the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by joining us for the 12th Annual MLK Weekend of Service Beginning January 18, 2019, volunteer opportunities will be available throughout our community in celebration of MLK Day. Sign up for a project below – opportunities include:
- Sorting donated children’s books: Help kids prepare for kindergarten by cleaning and organizing gently used books delivered to their home.
- Transforming community spaces in need of TLC: Help kids have vibrant, safe places to play and discover by painting, cleaning and sprucing up neighborhood spaces.
- Stocking food banks: Help families meet their basic needs by packaging boxes of food and essential items.
By volunteering your time, you’re adding hundreds of thousands of dollars of value back into your community. Take a look at what our volunteers had to say from last year’s MLK Weekend of Service:
12:00pm Come Clean @ the PDX ReStore! (age 16+) – FULL
2:00pm Potluck in the Park Meal Service (age 12+) – FULL
2:00pm Potluck in the Park Dessert Service (age 12+) – FULL
3:00pm Potluck in the Park Recycling and Clean Up Crew (age 16+) – FULL
9:00am Weatherize Homes with the Community Energy Project (age 16+) – FULL
9:00am Pitch-in at Peninsula! (age 12+) – FULL
9:00am Fresh Food Sorting and Repacking at OFB (Portland) (age 6+) – FULL
9:30am SnowCap Community Garden Clean-up! (all ages) – FULL
9:30am Day of serVOZ (all ages) – FULL
10:00am Garden Clean Up Day at Gilbert Park (age 12+) – FULL
10:00am Clean Up and Green Up the Audubon Society (age 10+)
10:00am Bundle STEM Kits for Early Learning Multnomah (age 12+) – FULL
1:00pm Fresh Food Sorting and Repacking at OFB (Portland) (age 6+) – FULL
1:00pm Wisdom of the Elders Office & Garden Cleanup (age 5+) – FULL
1:00pm Socialize with Cats & Dogs (age 12+) – FULL
1:00pm Cook Meals & Tidy Up for Homeless Youth at p:ear (age 16+) – FULL
1:00pm Spruce Up Martin Luther King, Jr. School (age 8+) – FULL
1:00pm Join SOLVE to clean up MLK Blvd! (all ages) – FULL
1:30pm Schoolhouse Supplies Donations (age 12+) – FULL
1:30pm Bundle STEM Kits for Early Learning Multnomah (age 12+) – FULL
6:00pm Serve A Meal and Play Bingo at Jean’s Place (age 18+) – FULL
7:00pm Kids! Sort & Package Supplies for Families @Buckman (age 4+) – FULL
9:00am Plant Trees at Nadaka Nature Park in Gresham! (age 6+) – FULL
10:00am Winter Sales Floor Facelift at Habitat ReStore (age 16+) – FULL
9:00am Bink-A-Thon 2019! (age 4+) – FULL
10:00am Family Day Center Spruce Up (age 5+) – FULL
10:00am Processing & Merchandising Party at Habitat ReStore (age 16+) – FULL
1:00pm Perishable Repack at Oregon Food Bank Beaverton (age 14+) – FULL
2:00pm Pitch-in at Tigard Library! (age 6+) – FULL
9:00am Put Down Roots in Tualatin: MLK Day Tree Plant (age 4+)
9:00am Spruce up the Library (age 6+) – FULL
9:00am Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway Planting (age 5+)