About Us

Amplifying Kindness in Every Turn

It’s not difficult to see the needs in our community. Natural disasters. Houselessness. Pandemics. Food insecurity. It can be overwhelming. It takes a community to heal a community. That’s exactly what Positive Charge! PDX is all about. Together, we all make a difference, neighbor helping neighbor.

Gifts for our amazing healthcare workers

Our Story

Positive Charge! PDX was founded in November 2016 as a response to the consistent negativity online and in the press, as well as to the sadness and fear that produced. Instead of wishing for better times or focusing on what wasn’t working, volunteers decided to jump in and make a difference where it was needed the most. That meant tackling the issue of homelessness, helping children struggling with cancer or assisting victims of natural disasters here in our state. We wanted to create a better situation for others while getting a positive, healing charge for ourselves at the same time.

 

Positive Charge! PDX is politically and religiously neutral. We welcome volunteers all of ages, genders and family structures. Our focus is helping those who need it in all corners of our community, both near and far, sometimes by partnering with other organizations. We strive to amplify kindness for everyone—including our volunteers, our partners, and those receiving our help.

Our Formula

Here's how we amplify kindness throughout the community.

Volunteers

Our ahhhmazing volunteers help their community in countless ways every single week.

Events

Our events address both ongoing and urgent challenges facing our community.

Partners

We work with many amazing partner organizations to amplify their mission and message.

Logos of the many partners with whom we work
A volunteer posing with some of the pans we collected on Pot Day

We Love
Community

We don’t employ staff or have an office. We are a 100% volunteer group made strong by the support of incredible people from across the Portland metropolitan region. We have a reputation for heartfelt community service and impactful deeds. In return, our volunteers have full hearts and huge smiles from the work they do amplifying kindness.