Special Event Details

2019 United Way MLK Weekend of Service

Dates: 1/18/2019 - 1/21/2019

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

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 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 18th

PORTLAND
9:00am Albina Coop Gardening and Farming Day (age 8+)
9:00am Product Prep at the Habitat for Humanity Warehouse (age 16+) - FULL
9:00am Meals on Wheels People: Food Production and Assembly (age 8+)

9:30am Celebrate Dr. King through Children's Literacy (age 6+) - FULL
10:00am Be a Recycled Craft Champion (age 16+) - FULL
10:30am Fashion Sorting Party with Dress For Success (age 18+) - FULL
12:30pm Bundle STEM Kits for Early Learning Multnomah (age 12+) - FULL

1:00pm Growing Gardens Seed Sorting and Winter Tool Prep (age 12+) - FULL
1:00pm
 Help Organize Latino Network Offices (age 18+)​ - FULL
1:00pm Wisdom of the Elders Office & Garden Cleanup (age 5+)

1:00pm Fresh Food Sorting and Repacking at OFB (Portland) (age 6+) - FULL
1:00pm Celebrate Dr. King through Children's Literacy (age 6+) - FULL
1:30pm Shoe Packing/Card Making Project (age 8+) - FULL
6:15pm Games, Snacks, & Friendship (age 18+)

BEAVERTON
8:15am Vose Elementary Indoor & Outdoor Beautification (ages 6+) 

9:00am Help Organize the Science Lab at Mountain View MS (age 8+)
10:00am
Music Room Organizing at Highland Park MS (age 8+)

VANCOUVER
9:00am
Help with the Fort Vancouver Book Sale (age 10+)
10:00am YWCA Shelter Painting Project (age 18+) - FULL

10:00am Help Make Signs For Clark County Habitat ReStore! (age 16+) - FULL
1:00pm
 Help with the Fort Vancouver Book Sale (age 10+)

 

Saturday, January 19th

PORTLAND
9:00am Get Out and Winter Garden (age 5+) 
9:00am Plant Neighborhood Trees in SE Portland (age 6+) - FULL
9:00am Eco Crew at Tryon Creek (age 5+) - FULL
9:00am Fresh Food Sorting and Repacking at OFB (Portland) (age 6+) - FULL
9:00am Restore Terwilliger Blvd Forest (age 12+)
9:00am Nurture Nature at NE Park (age 10+)

9:30am Celebrate Dr. King through Children's Literacy (age 6+) - FULL
10:00am Spruce Up Dog Walking Paths at OHS (age 12+)
1:00pm Fresh Food Sorting and Repacking at OFB (Portland) (age 6+) - FULL
3:00pm Intercambio Training (age 18+) - FULL
4:30pm Saturday Hospitality at Operation Nightwatch in SE (age 18+) - FULL

6:15pm Games, Snacks, & Friendship (age 18+)

BEAVERTON
8:00am Let's Spruce Up West TV Elementary! (all ages) - FULL
12:30pm Build Homes with Habitat for Humanity (age 16+) - FULL

1:00pm Perishable Repack at Oregon Food Bank Beaverton (age 14+) - FULL

TUALATIN
8:00am Kids! Spruce Up Tualatin Library (age 6+)

VANCOUVER
9:00am Help with the Fort Vancouver Book Sale (age 10+) - FULL
9:00am Columbia Springs Cleanup & Restoration (age 7+)

1:00pm Help with the Fort Vancouver Book Sale (age 10+) - FULL

 

Sunday, January 20th

PORTLAND
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

TIGARD
2:00pm Pitch-in at Tigard Library! (age 6+) - FULL
4:00pm Cook It Up at GNC (age 14+) - FULL

 

Monday, January 21st

PORTLAND
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

GRESHAM
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

BEAVERTON
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


TIGARD
2:00pm Pitch-in at Tigard Library! (age 6+) - FULL


TUALATIN
9:00am Put Down Roots in Tualatin: MLK Day Tree Plant (age 4+)


HILLSBORO
9:00am Spruce up the Library (age 6+) - FULL


VANCOUVER
9:00am Burnt Bridge Creek Greenway Planting (age 5+) 




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