Special Event Details

2015 United Way MLK Weekend of Service

Dates: 1/17/2015 - 1/19/2015



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

For the eighth 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.

Saturday, January 17th

Beaverton
8:15am Build Homes with Habitat for Humanity (age 16+)
9:00am Restore Granada Park (age 10+) << Great for groups!
10:00am Bink-A-Thon Prep: Cut & Iron Fabric (age 12+) FULL
12:30pm Build Homes with Habitat for Humanity (age 16+) FULL
1:00pm Painting Party at Viginia Garcia (age 18+) << Indoor project!

Oregon City
9:00am Feed Seniors' Pets (age 10+) FULL

Portland
9:00am Restore Terwilliger Blvd Forest (age 6+)
9:00am Join the No Ivy League in Forest Park (age 6+)
9:00am Friends of Errol Heights Restoration Planting (age 3+) 
<< Family-friendly!
9:00am Keep the Portland Memory Garden Beautiful (age 6+)
FULL
9:00am Plant Neighborhood Trees in SE Portland (age 6+) FULL
9:00am Stock the Pantry at Oregon Food Bank (age 6+) FULL
9:00am Painting Party at NE Portland LifeWorks! (age 16+) FULL
9:00am Weatherize Homes with the Community Energy Project (age 12+) FULL
9:00am Restore Cedar Mill Park (age 10+)
9:30am Books for Kids: Schoolhouse Supplies (age 14+) FULL
9:30am Get Out and Garden! (age 10+) 
<< Great for groups!
9:30am Kids! Families-Only Shift at Children's Book Bank (age 4+)
FULL
11:30am Kids! Love Letters For Seniors at Cafe Au Play (age 1+)
FULL
12:00pm Get Books to Children at Children's Book Bank (age 8+) FULL
12:00pm Prep Bikes for Kids (age 13+) FULL
1:00pm Socialize with Cats & Dogs (age 12+)
FULL

Tualatin
8:00am Kids! Spruce Up Tualatin Library (age 6+) << Family-friendly!

Vancouver
1:00pm Help with Book Sale at Ft. Vancouver Library (age 9+) FULL

Sunday, January 18th

Portland
10:00am Let's Beautify the Oregon Humane Society (age 12+)
1:00pm Socialize with Cats & Dogs (age 12+) FULL
2:00pm Potluck in the Park (age 12+) FULL
4:00pm Potluck in the Park - Wrap Up Crew (age 16+) FULL

Tigard
2:00pm Pitch-in at Tigard Library! (age 8+) FULL
4:00pm Cook it Up at GNC (age 14+) 
FULL

Vancouver
1:00pm Help with Book Sale at Ft. Vancouver Library (age 9+) FULL

Monday, January 19th

Beaverton
9:00am Stock the Pantry at OFB West (age 6+) FULL
9:30am Bink-A-Thon: Make Blankets for Children! (age 5+) FULL
9:30am Bink-A-Thon: Sewing Machine Blanket Brigade! (age 12+) FULL
1:30pm Stock the Pantry at OFB West (age 6+) FULL

Hillsboro
9:00am Polish the Hillsboro Library (age 6+) FULL
9:00am Painting Party at Hillsboro LifeWorks! (age 16+) FULL

Milwaukie & Molalla
9:00am Community Garden Work Party! (age 1+)
11:00am Warming Hearts with Valentines (age 8+) << Indoor project!

Portland
8:00am Volunteer at Meals on Wheels People - MLK Center (age 18+) FULL
8:30am Volunteer at Meals on Wheels People - Multnomah Village (age 18+) FULL
9:00am Stock the Pantry at Oregon Food Bank (age 6+) FULL
9:00am Weatherize Homes with the Community Energy Project (age 12+) FULL 
10:00am Gilbert Park School Day of Service in the Garden (age 5+)
FULL
10:00am Spruce Up p:ear (age 13+) FULL
10:00am Help Friends of the Children Sparkle! (age 14+) FULL
10:00am Spruce Up Harper's Playground in North Portland (age 1+) FULL
10:00am Salvage Building Materials (age 14+) FULL
10:00am Spruce Up SnowCap (age 18+)
FULL
10:30am Spruce Up NAYA (age 16+) FULL
10:30am Science Activity Day (age 11+)
FULL
11:00am Help Keep Cats Healthy! (age 12+)
FULL
1:00pm Socialize with Cats & Dogs (age 12+)
FULL
1:30pm Stock the Pantry at Oregon Food Bank (age 6+) FULL
1:30pm Get Books to Children at Children's Book Bank (age 8+) FULL
6:00pm Serve a Meal and Play Bingo at Jean's Place (age 18+) FULL
6:00pm Get Books to Children at Children's Book Bank (age 8+) FULL

Tigard, Tualatin & King City
2:00pm Pitch-in at Tigard Library! (age 8+)
9:00am Put Down Roots in Tualatin (age 5+)
9:00am King City Park Tree Planting (age 6+)
 << Family-friendly!

Vancouver
9:00am Tree Planting & Restoration Party in Vancouver (all ages) 
<< All ages!
9:00am Help with Book Sale at Ft. Vancouver Library (age 9+) FULL
12:00pm Spruce Up Homes with Second Step Housing (age 12+) FULL
1:00pm Painting & Cleaning Party at YWCA Clark County! (age 18+)
FULL


Thank you to the 2015 sponsors of MLK Weekend of Service:
Thank you, Boeing, for sponsoring United Way MLK Weekend of Service!
and Portland General Electric


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