Great November Volunteer Opportunity
for Meals on Wheels' "Donate Dinner" Fundraiser
Choose a two-hour shift from
Sat., Nov. 23 - Wed., Nov. 27
anytime 11 am - 7 pm
The Task: Greet customers at New Seasons Markets or another location and hand them a card that explains how they can "donate dinner" when they check out. This is a busy time at the stores, when customers do their holiday shopping the five days before Thanksgiving. Last year shoppers donated $250,000 to support the Meals on Wheels People!
Sign up at:
DOING TUESDAY . . . December 3; 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Positive Charge! PDX is teaming up with the
Jewish Federation of Greater Portland
for this annual evening of service at the Oregon Food Bank.
Volunteers will help prepare food to be distributed to hungry families.
For adults and children ages 6 yrs and up.
All volunteers under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Choose the one closest to you and sign up on the appropriate link below.
Beaverton Oregon Food Bank
1870 NE 173rd Ave., Beaverton
NE Portland Oregon Food Bank
7900 NE 33rd Dr. , Portland
Collection for Migrant Children
drop off at Food Front Coop
6344 SW Capitol Hwy. / Hillsdale
If you prefer, feel free to shop from our AMAZON WISH LIST,
with automatic delivery to Little Mercies:
Positive Charge!PDX collaborates with various local businesses and organizations to collect items for various needs. Since July, we've been collecting toiletries, comfort items, and other necessities to send to Little Mercies. The collection has been soooooo successful and soooooo many kids are benefitting, that we decided to extend this Positive Charge "collection for a cause" indefinitely.
Little Mercies, a nonprofit headquartered in San Diego, collaborates with social workers at the Mexico/US border to get the essential and comfort items we collect into the hands of migrant children living in squalid shelters in Tijuana as their families await immigration court dates to enter the United States. The need is great, so keep the collection in mind as you shop. Needed items include:
New socks and underwear (most needed!)
Non-perishable, READY-TO-EAT snacks: granola bars, nuts, apple/fruit sauce, fruit leathers, juice box, dried fruit
Children's books in Spanish or notes of kindness (in Spanish or English); drawings from little ones are welcome and encouraged
Small flashlights with batteries
Travel toothbrushes and toothpaste
Hair brushes, combs, and hair ties
Diapers (any size)
Feminine hygiene products
SAVE THE DATES for
UPCOMING 2019 MEETINGS AND ACTIVITIES
No prior experience needed. No long-term commitment necessary.
Just show up, help out, and "amplify kindness" in your own community . . .
for your "positive charge!"
Nov: Meals on Wheels Thanksgiving Greeters
(individual sign-up via https://www.mowp.org/events/donate-dinner/)
Dec 3: Doing Tuesday/Oregon Food Bank Event
(individual sign-up for Beaverton volunteering: http:/events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=ukz7rx6ab&oeidk=a07egkflgzyecb2ce36;
individual sign-up for NE Portland volunteering: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07egkfmfoxc6db6da1&oseq=&c=&ch=)
Dec 7, 9:30a: Bakery delivery to Urban Gleaners (Berg)
Dec 15, noon-3p: Sorting Costumes and Accessories for the Chelsea Hicks Foundation
Dec 25, 1-4p: Annual Christmas Day Cookie Project for Emergency Workers
Jan 4, 9:30a: Bakery delivery to Urban Gleaners (NEED VOLUNTEER)
Jan 12, 1-3 p: Event Planning Meeting
Jan 26, 1-3 p: Making Plarn (plastic yarn) Sleeping Bags for the Homeless
Feb 1, 9:30a: Bakery delivery to Urban Gleaners (Berkovitch)
Feb 1, 1-3 p: Making Valentine Cards for the Chelsea Hicks Foundation kiddos (signup pending)
Mar 7, Bakery delivery to Urban Gleaners (NEED VOLUNTEER)