Special Event Details

2018 United Way MLK Weekend of Service

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Dates: 01/12/2018 - 01/15/2018



Join your friends and neighbors 
in honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by volunteering over MLK Weekend!

For the eleventh 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 and make a difference through volunteer service.

NOTE: 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.
 

Friday, January 12th 

Portland
9:30am Get Books to Children at Children's Book Bank (age 10+) ​- FULL
10:00am Socialize with Cats & Dogs (age 12+)​ - FULL

10:00am Y Share Cleaning & Maintenance (age 14+)  - FULL
11:00am Setup for Mother & Child's No-Cost Shopping Day (age 10+)
12:00pm Meals On Wheels - Central Kitchen Service (8+) - FULL

12:00pm Paint it Up at Lambert House (age 12+) - FULL
1:00pm Wisdom of the Elders Winter Spruce-up (age 8+) - FULL
6:30pm Games, Snacks, & Friendship (age 18+) - FULL

Tigard
11:00am Chelsea's Closet Costume Sort (age 18+) - FULL

Vancouver
8:30am Help with the Fort Vancouver Book Sale (age 8+) 
10:30am Help with the Fort Vancouver Book Sale (age 8+) - FULL
12:30pm Help with the Fort Vancouver Book Sale (age 8+) - FULL
2:30pm Help with the Fort Vancouver Book Sale (age 8+) - FULL
4:30pm Help with the Fort Vancouver Book Sale (age 8+) - FULL

 


Saturday, January 13th

Beaverton
8:30am Build Homes with Habitat for Humanity (age 16+) - FULL

Portland
9:00am Stock the Pantry at Oregon Food Bank (age 6+)  - FULL
9:00am Albina Coop Gardening and Farming Day (age 8+)​
9:00am Restore Habitat and Maintain Trails at Powell Butte (age 1+) 

9:15am Support Parent Shoppers at Client Care Day (age 10+)​
9:30am Get Out & Garden at Pier Community Garden (age 8+) 
9:30am Get Books to Children at Children's Book Bank (age 10+) - FULL
10:00am DeRail the Nails: An Adventure in Sustainable Salvage (age 14+)​
10:00am Spruce Up Dog Walking Paths at OHS (age 12+)​ - FULL
10:00am Home Improvement Saturday at the Family Center (age 12+)​
12:00pm Get Books to Children at Children's Book Bank (age 10+) ​- FULL
1:00pm Stock the Pantry at Oregon Food Bank (age 6+) - FULL
6:30pm Games, Snacks, & Friendship (age 18+)


​Tualatin
8:00am Kids! Spruce Up Tualatin Library (age 6+) 
9:00am Build Community while Restoring Brookhaven Woods (age 10+)​

Vancouver
8:30am Help with the Fort Vancouver Book Sale (age 8+) - FULL
10:30am Help with the Fort Vancouver Book Sale (age 8+) - FULL
12:30pm Help with the Fort Vancouver Book Sale (age 8+)
2:30pm Help with the Fort Vancouver Book Sale (age 8+) 
4:30pm Help with the Fort Vancouver Book Sale (age 8+) 


Sunday, January 14th

Beaverton
1:00am Knit for Newborns (age 6+)

Portland
10:00am DeRail the Nails: An Adventure in Sustainable Salvage (age 14+) 
2:00pm Potluck in the Park Meal Service (age 12+) ​
2:00pm Potluck in the Park Dessert Service (age 12+)​
3:00pm Potluck in the Park Recycling and Clean Up Crew (age 16+)

​Tigard
2:00pm Pitch-in at Tigard Library! (age 10+) 
4:00pm Cook It Up at GNC (age 14+) ​

Vancouver
10:00am YWCA Shelter Painting Project (age 18+)


Monday, January 15th

Beaverton
9:30am Bink-A-Thon: Sewing Machine Blanket Brigade! (age 12+)
9:30am Bink-A-Thon: Make Blankets for Children! (age 5+)
1:00pm Beaverton Perishable Repack at Oregon Food Bank (age 6+) 

Hillsboro
9:00am Spruce up the Hillsboro Library (age 5+) - FULL

Portland
9:00am Kids! Sort & Package Supplies for Families @ Buckman (age 4+) - FULL
9:00am Garden Clean Up Day at Gilbert Park (age 12+) 
9:00am Join SOLVE to clean up MLK Blvd! (age 16+)
9:00am Spruce Up the Hansen Shelter (age 18+)
9:00am Wisdom of the Elders Winter Spruce-up (age 8+) 
9:00am Stock the Pantry at Oregon Food Bank (age 6+) - FULL
10:00am SnowCap Community Garden Clean-up! (age 0+)
1:00pm Love to Cook? Cook for Homeless Kids at p:ear (age 18+) - FULL
1:00pm Spruce Up p:ear (age 13+) - FULL
1:00pm Stock the Pantry at Oregon Food Bank (age 6+) 
2:00pm Schoolhouse Supplies Spectacular (age 11+) - FULL
2:00pm Wisdom of the Elders Winter Spruce-up (age 8+)
6:00pm Serve a meal and play Bingo at Jean's Place (age 18+)

Tigard
2:00pm Pitch-in at Tigard Library! (age 10+)- FULL

​Tualatin
9:00am Put Down Roots in Tualatin (age 8+)

Vancouver
9:00am MLK Day Ivy Pull at Blandford Canyon (age 6+)