Collections for Causes

Groceries, Household Items & Toiletries for low-income residents of Stephens Creek Crossing & Raphael House

Items for Welcome

Boxes for Foster Kids through

Embrace Oregon

Costumes & Dress-up Props for Hospitalized Kids / Chelsea Hicks Foundation

Zip-Up Onesie PJs & Slippers/Socks for Hospitalized Tw/eens / Chelsea Hicks Foundation

Giving Time

Cooking Meals for Families Staying at the Ronald McDonald House-East

Cooking and Serving Dinners at the Portland Homeless Family Solutions

Delivering donated food from Safeway to Urban Gleaners for distribution to the hungry

Creating & Delivering THANK YOUs! to Emergency Workers on Christmas Day

Art and Creativity

Sewing Weighted Lap Pads and Neck Wraps as Therapeutic "Hugs" for the Giving Connection to distribute to youth escaping sex trafficking

Decorating Placemats for Seniors served by Meals on Wheels People; Creating Valentine cards for Meals on Wheels People, nursing home residents, and pediatric patients through Chelsea Hicks Foundation; and Making Thanksgiving cards to accompany Jewish Family & Child Service gift cards

Making Soul Boxes commemorating victims of gun violence for the Soul Box Project

Crocheting "Plarn" (plastic yarn) Sleeping Mats for our homeless neighbors (donating mats to St Andre Bessette Church in Old Town, Portland, for distribution)

Emergency Kindness Events/Collections

Collected essential supplies for communities  impacted by the devastating Pandemic and Oregon Wildfires including Yamhill Co., through Community Wellness Collective

Sewed, knit, and crocheted "Joey Pouches" and more for the injured Australian Wildlife that survived the 1/20 bushfires and dog blankets & cat toys for Project POOCH & Cat Adoption Team

Collected and delivered Groceries, Household Items & Toiletries for Furloughed Federal Workers at PDX Airport

Collected supplies and filled backpacks for Migrant Children awaiting court days with families at the MX-US border through Little Mercies

COVID-19 Pandemic Programming

One very powerful and life-saving Lunch Lounge presentation we had was on the topic of Suicide Prevention, learning about signs to look out for in ourselves and others, as well as when and how to step in and be an advocate.  Please see the recording of this very important session.  Our presenter, Rebecca Duncan, Suicide Prevention Counselor, also provided us with a list of local and national, life-saving resources.

Our very favorite master gardener, Jan McNeilan, gave a great talk on preparing your garden for winter as part of our "Covid" Lunch Lounge series. Click on the red button to link to the YouTube recording.

The pandemic and stay-at-home quarantine of 2020 may have canceled our line-up of Positive Charge! PDX projects and events, but we put our creative juices to work and pivoted to move forward with our mission of amplifying kindness while building community.

During the early part of the pandemic, while everyone was required to "Stay Home - Stay Healthy," we tuned in to sing together to famous Broadway musicals. 

Met each Friday at noon to talk about topics of interest to our community including Gardening, Pandemic Budgeting, Charitable Giving, Resilience, and Awareness of and Kindness for our Migrant and Houseless Communities.  

Suicide Awareness, Prevention, & Advocacy Tips 16Jun2020 Lunch Lounge, Rebecca Duncan, Suicide Prevention Counselor

An event we could safely attend in person while safely distancing, and so popular we scheduled an encore event! Assisted with painting and construction with the amazing Cascadia Clusters tiny home project.

Professionals in various fields stepped up to mentor young adults (and the rest of us!) through a series of Zoom discussions aimed at building career & life skills. We've posted the talks on our YouTube channel.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world."

-- Margaret Mead