Opportunity Details

Family Services, Hunger & Homelessness
Families, Homeless, Low-income Communities, Other

Age Minimum (with Adult): 4+, Minimum Age:16+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed

Bink-A-Thon 2019! (age 4+) *MLK Weekend 2019*

Join us in honoring the legacy of Dr. King through meaningful service to our community: "Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve."
-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Binky Patrol is an all volunteer, national, non-profit organization making and distributing homemade blankets to vulnerable children and teens through local shelters and youth-serving agencies. A "binky" is a homemade blanket that can be sewn, knitted, crocheted or quilted.  They range in size from 3 feet square up to twin bed size.

The blankets volunteers make during MLK weekend will find their way to families with children in need of comfort and warmth. We'll be working together to sew, pin, trim, tie-off, and decorate scores of blankets. 

We will have stations to work on blankets all day. Some will sew, cut, tie, pin, iron, and help in other ways. We work non-stop to make as many blankets as possible by the end of the day. Blankets will be delivered to local area shelters and clinics.

Please note that we will be working at cafeteria tables/benches for the majority of the time. If you need a backrest, or want to bring a chair/folding table of your own, please plan on it so you can be comfortable!

It's more fun with friends, but be ready to be going non-stop during this period. We'll have a 20 minute break for lunch.

We are going to be working very hard to make a lot of blankets fast! Join us for a fun day of sewing for a great cause!

To learn more about Binky Patrol, visit our website:http://www.binkypatrol.org

Keywords: free_the_future

Project Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 4 years of age or older to attend this project; any volunteer under age 16 must attend with a parent or adult chaperone. Younger children are welcome to help out in the non-sewing group.

    All volunteers under 18 are required to bring a Youth Volunteer Release Form signed by their parent or legal guardian. Please download, complete, and bring this waiver with you on the day of the project.

  • If you plan to bring children or guests you MUST reserve slots for them. The best way to do this is to create a Volunteer Team, then sign up your team for this project. In the spirit of creating an atmosphere where people from all parts of our community are coming together to volunteer,

    Team Captains are only able to reserve up to 50% of the spots on any individual MLK Weekend of Service Project. Team Captains are required to provide names and email addresses for each team member (over the age of 13) in order to hold spaces on a volunteer project or they may be removed from the project. Questions? Email teams@handsonportland.org

    IMPORTANT NOTE: You are responsible for ensuring that everyone signed up through your team attends - only sign up team members who have confirmed their availability. Teams that repeatedly sign up, but do not show up or show up with fewer volunteers than they signed up, may be removed. To add or remove team members from a project, click on "My Account" and then "My Teams," above.

Click "Sign Up" below to reserve your spot! Need help signing up? Call 503-200-3355.

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