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.

GET INVOLVED
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
Tuesday, October 9th
8:15a: Build Homes, Change Lives (age 14+) FULL
9:30a: Get Books to Kids at the Children’s Book Bank (age 6+) FULL
10:00a: Lead Recess with Playworks w/Jake Gleeson & Jack Jewsbury! (age 18+)
12:00p: Organize, Sort & File alongside Open Meadow Students w/Ryan Kawulok! (age 16+)
12:30p: Build Homes, Change Lives (age 14+) FULL

Wednesday, October 10th
11:00a: Spruce Up 53rd Avenue Park w/Timber Joey! (age 6+)
1:00p: Lend a Hand at Native American Youth & Family Center w/Timber Joey! (age 9+)
4:00p: Get Creative at SCRAP Reuse Center w/Brent Richards! (age 16+)

Thursday, October 11th
9:00a: Assemble Kits to Save Lives at the Red Cross w/Bernie Fagan! (age 12+)
9:30a: Get Books to Kids at the Children’s Book Bank (age 6+) FULL
9:30a: Sort School Supplies for Kids (age 12+) FULL
2:00p: Sort Clothes & Food for Local Families (age 16+) FULL
2:30p: Support Youth through Soccer & Poetry (age 18+) FULLFriday, October 12th
8:15a: Build Homes, Change Lives (age 14+) FULL
9:30a: Get Out & Garden with Portland Community Gardens w/Mick Hoban! (age 10+)
12:30p: Build Homes, Change Lives (age 14+) FULL
12:30p: Lead Science Activities at OMSI w/Steve Purdy! (age 14+)
1:30p: Stock the Pantry at the Oregon Food Bank w/Adin Brown & Timber Joey! (age 6+)

Saturday, October 13th
8:45a: Plant Neighborhood Trees with Friends of Trees (age 6+) FULL
9:00a: Join in Mulch Mania along the Springwater Trail w/John Bain & Ian Hogg! (age 6+)
9:00a: Restore Local Nature Parks w/Futty Danso! (age 10+)
9:00a: Join the No Ivy League at Marshall Park w/Eric Alexander! (age 6+)
10:00a: Get Your Hands Dirty at Zenger Farm w/Hanyer Mosquera! (age 8+)
10:00a: Spruce Up Hartley Elementary School w/Kalif Alhassan! (age 16+)
10:00a: Grow & Stock Food at Beaverton’s Giving Gardens w/Sal Zizzo! (age 10+)
1:00p: Get Ready for Winter at the Supa Fresh Youth Farm w/Jose Valencia! (age 5+)

Sunday, October 14th
9:00a: Help Prep for the Hillsboro Library Book Sale w/Sebastian Rincon! (age 14+)
1:00p: Restore Local Nature Parks w/Lee Morrison & Charles Renken! (age 10+)
1:00p: Ivy Pulling Party at Tryon Creek w/Franck Songo’o & Timber Joey! (age 6+)
1:00p: Paint It Up at Harrison Park School w/Diego Chara! (age 12+)*Note: Player appearances during Stand Together Week are subject to change.

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.

 

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