PC! PAST PROJECTS
Collecting for Causes
Groceries, Household Items & Toiletries for low-income residents of Stephens Creek Crossing & Raphael House
Items for Welcome
Boxes for Foster Kids through
Costumes & Dress-up Props for Hospitalized Kids / Chelsea Hicks Foundation
Zip-Up Onesie PJs & Slippers/Socks for Hospitalized Tw/eens / Chelsea Hicks Foundation
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
Baking and Delivering Cookies 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
Making Soul Boxes commemorating victims of gun violence for the Soul Box Project
Crocheting "Plarn" (plastic yarn) Sleeping Mats for our homeless neighbors . . . so rewarding, this project is ongoing throughout the year
Emergency Kindness Events/Collections
Sewed, knit, and crocheted "Joey Pouches" and more for the injured Australian Wildlife that survived the 1/20 bushfires
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
The pandemic and stay-at-home quarantine of 2020 may have canceled our spring line-up of Positive Charge! PDX projects and events, but we put our creative juices to work and pivoted to move forward with our missions of amplifying kindness and 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 movies.
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.
Finally! 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.
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.
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world."
-- Margaret Mead