Timbers team up with local partners for “Stand Together Week” October 8-14
Hands On Greater Portland is organizing 40 service projects for Stand Together Week (Credit: www.handsonportland.org)
Citywide initiative to join club, supporters, nonprofits in community projects
PORTLAND, Ore. – With the help of local partners and the city of Portland, the Portland Timbers are organizing the first Stand Together Week, a comprehensive, citywide initiative to support dozens of nonprofit projects and volunteer opportunities across the city from Oct. 8-14.
Stand Together Week, with the help of Hands On Greater Portland, will consist of 40 projects benefitting more than 30 nonprofit organizations focused on youth and the environment in the Portland metro area. Fans are invited to join the volunteer efforts and team up with Timbers players, ambassadors, mascot Timber Joey and staff members on the various efforts throughout the city.
“Stand Together Week is a way to bring the city of Portland and the extended Timbers family together to make a meaningful impact on dozens of local non-profits and highlight the spirit of service and giving back that characterizes our city,” said Timbers COO Mike Golub.
Supported by partners adidas, Alaska Airlines, Fred Meyer, JELD-WEN Windows & Doors and KPTV, Stand Together Week kicks off Monday, Oct. 8, with the painting of classrooms and hallways at the Portland YouthBuilders campus. A complete schedule of activities and events is listed below.
The volunteer opportunities affiliated with Stand Together Week range from leading youth activities to outdoor/garden maintenance and construction projects. In total, Stand Together Week, named after the Timbers’ community outreach platform Stand Together, aims to generate the support of 1,000 volunteers over the course of the week.
All Timbers players have volunteered their time to at least one project during the week.
Browse the 40+ projects below and sign up today for the opportunity to volunteer alongside a Portland Timbers player, ambassador, or Timber Joey! Stand Together Week participants will also get an official Stand Together scarf and adidas drawstring bag as a thank you for stepping up to support volunteerism.
All projects require a $30 registration fee per volunteer, which serves as a donation to Hands On Greater Portland to help cover the cost of organizing this week of service.
Click below to learn more about a specific project and sign up:
Monday, October 8th
1:00p: Prep Bikes for Kids at the Community Cycling Center (age 13+) FULL
ABOUT STAND TOGETHER
“Stand Together” represents the relationship between the Portland Timbers and their fans, and signifies the strong commitment the team has to supporting and standing by the community both on and off the field. The mission of “Stand Together” is to harness the power of sport to improve the lives of children and families in the region through targeted programs, deep partnerships and philanthropic giving.