Pots & Pans Collection

Sat., Apr. 17-Tues., Apr. 20

"4/20 POT DAY"

We are super excited to lend our "amplification" efforts to the very cool organization Community Warehouse that connects gently used or new donated household items with refugees, people transitioning from houselessness, and other low-income families and individuals setting up homes.

 

One of the greatest needs for these people is pots and pans. That's where Positive Charge! PDX comes in!

 

We're hosting a quick "pots and pans collection" for Community Warehouse, and we're make it a little fun--by having the collection be in conjunction with 4/20 Pot Day and having collection bins be in the lobbies of a few pot dispensaries! 

So drop off NEW or GENTLY USED POTS & PANS for this good cause at: 

2145 NE MLK Blvd

215 SE Grand &

4312 NE Williams

6352 SW Capitol Hwy

Family-Friendly Drive-by & Drop-off for Pots & Pans
Sun., Apr. 18; 11 am - 2 pm
Albertsons Parking Lot
corner of SW Shattuck & Bvtn.-Hillsdale Hwy. 

NEIGHBORS HELPING SENIORS & OTHERS ELIGIBLE TO SIGN UP FOR

VACCINE APPOINTMENTS 
 

Many people in the Portland Metro area can’t schedule their Covid-19 vaccinations on their own. They do not have access to the Internet, do not know how to navigate the online appointment platforms, or they have a language barrier. Many also don’t have friends or family to assist them.

 

That’s where background-checked volunteers with Positive Charge! PDX (PC!PDX) come in. Although we’re not miracle workers, we are committed to helping you register for your vaccinations–in an effort to keep you safe as well as to make our community safer for everyone.

Joining Positive Charge! PDX in making this project possible is Portland's Jewish Family & Child Service, an agency known for their work with seniors and Holocaust survivors. 

IF YOU ARE A PORTLAND METRO AREA SENIOR OR ARE OTHERWISE ELIGIBLE FOR THE VACCINE AND ARE STRUGGLING TO FIND A COVID-19 VACCINATION APPOINTMENT:

Register online: Complete this online form for yourself or for the person who wants help. Once you submit the form, a volunteer will contact you ASAP.

 

Or by phone:

Call 971-258-0449 on the following days:

Sunday:  9:00am – 12:00pm

Monday:  9:00am – 4:00pm

Tuesday:  9:00am – 7:00pm

Wednesday:  9:00am – 4:00pm

Thursday:  9:00am – 7:00pm

Friday:  9:00am – 4:00pm

 

Call 971-258-2896 on Saturdays:

Saturday:  10:00am – 5:00pm

 

Outside these hours you will get our voicemail. We will contact you during the next shift.

 

All volunteers have been background-checked for your safety.

 

Email:  vaccine@positivechargepdx.org or FriendlyCallers@JFCS-Portland.org with questions

♥️💕♥️AMPLIFY IT!!! ♥️💕♥️

If you're not in Portland and can't participate in our vaccine project, feel free to follow our lead and create a similar volunteer match with seniors in your community. It takes a village!

PC! PDX

Feeding the Hungry Projects

  • Nov 06, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
    Safeway, 8145 SW Barbur Blvd, Portland, OR 97219, USA
    Do you have at least one first Saturday morning of the month free to do a good deed--delivering items from Barbur Blvd. Safeway to Urban Gleaners on the Eastside of Portland? We need you!
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sample flyer

Want to do something RIGHT NOW to help alleviate the hunger crisis in YOUR COMMUNITY? Follow our lead . . . and organize a “One Can Wednesdays,” a “Two Cans Tuesdays,” or . . . whatever day you choose!

 

Kept from offering in-person volunteer events because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Positive Charge! PDX finds ways to fulfill our mission of "doing good deeds" and "building community." This opportunity is an easy, family-friendly, "just-add-water/you" project you can implement in your neighborhood. TODAY.

One food item delivered to a food pantry each week is one more than the previous week. Multiply that by all your neighbors who are happy to do this every week. You are now AMPLIFYING KINDNESS. Sweeten the delivery to the pantry with HANDMADE CARDS you make with your family and friends that the pantry will deliver with their food boxes.


NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS

You've got this! 💖

ONE CAN WEDNESDAYS RECIPE . . . just add YOU!

Choose the food pantry to benefit from your collection and identify the days/hours the pantry accepts donations. 

Choose the date-range for your collection and your pick-up day. We recommend garbage/recycling day; everyone will already be walking to the curb with their bins. Or, perhaps you'll want to set out collection bins/boxes in.a park, a neighborhood store, or X.

 

Assemble a team to pick up and deliver the food weekly. Having a kick-off event in your neighborhood park is a good way to get volunteers—and meet your neighbors.

4 Get your volunteers to sign a waiver, to ensure everyone acknowledges their efforts are completely voluntary. Here's our waiver for One Can Wednesday/Two Can Tuesday.

 

 5 Establish an easy tracking system to capture everyone's availability, coverage areas, and drop-off pounds. We use a Google spreadsheet that's accessible to everyone in the group.

6 If you decide to collect food items on garbage/

recycling day, alert your garbage service that people will be leaving cans, boxes, or bags of food at the curb on the morning of garbage collection—and to leave them for the food pick-up volunteer. Your local garbage company may want to co-sponsor your collection.

Make and post flyers in your neighborhood and promote the collection in your neighborhood newspaper, on your neighborhood NextDoor, and more. Feel free to use our sample flyer as a template.

THIS GOOD DEED truly is as easy as

1 -2- 3 . . . A-B-C!

YOU are the critical ingredient for this good-deed recipe.