With the help of local partners and the city of Portland, the Portland Timbers are organizing the first Stand Together Week, a comprehensive, citywide initiative to support dozens of nonprofit projects and volunteer opportunities across the city from Oct. 8-14.
Stand Together Week, with the help of Hands On Greater Portland, will consist of 40 projects benefiting more than 30 nonprofit organizations focused on youth and the environment in the Portland metro area, including Timbers Pillar Partner Friends of Trees. Fans are invited to join the volunteer efforts and team up with Timbers players, ambassadors, mascot Timber Joey, and staff members on the various efforts throughout the city.
“Stand Together Week is a way to bring the city of Portland and the extended Timbers family together to make a meaningful impact on dozens of local nonprofits and highlight the spirit of service and giving back that characterizes our city,” said Timbers COO Mike Golub.
Supported by partners adidas, Alaska Airlines, Fred Meyer, JELD-WEN Windows & Doors, and KPTV, Stand Together Week kicks off Monday, Oct. 8, with the painting of classrooms and hallways at the Portland YouthBuilders campus. A complete schedule of activities and events is listed below.
The volunteer opportunities affiliated with Stand Together Week range from leading youth activities to outdoor/garden maintenance and construction projects. In total, Stand Together Week, named after the Timbers’ community outreach platform Stand Together, aims to generate the support of 1,000 volunteers over the course of the week.
All Timbers players have volunteered their time to at least one project during the week.
Click here to sign up as a volunteer for a Stand Together Week project or for more information on the overall initiative.
2012 Stand Together Week Schedule
Monday, Oct. 8
8 a.m. to 12 noon, Portland YouthBuilders – Paint classrooms with Steven Smith & Donovan Ricketts
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Playworks – Lead youth activities with Jack Jewsbury & Timber Joey
1-4 p.m., Community Cycling Center – Clean and fix donated bikes with Rodney Wallace
4-6 p.m. , GROWINGGARDINS – Join youth garden maintenance at Ockley Green School with Kris Boyd
6-8 p.m., The ReBuilding Center – Sort and organize donated items with Darlington Nagbe
Tuesday, Oct. 9
8 a.m. to 12 noon, Portland YouthBuilders – Clean up campus with Hanyer Mosquera & Timber Joey
8:15 a.m. to 12 noon, Habitat for Humanity – Assist with house-building project with Joe Bendik & Kosuke Kimura
9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Children’s Book Bank – Clean and repair donated books with Bright Dike
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Playworks – Lead youth activities with Jake Gleeson
12 noon to 3 p.m., Open Meadow – Work with students with Ryan Kawulok
12:30-4 p.m., Habitat for Humanity – Assist with house-building project with Freddie Braun & Timber Joey
Wednesday, Oct. 10
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hillsboro Parks & Recreation -Help with community park maintenance with Timber Joey
1-5 p.m., Native American Youth Family Center – Clean up facility and lead family activities (Timbers member to be announced.)
4-6 p.m., SCRAP – Sort and organize supplies, and prep material for art kits with Brent Richards
Thursday, Oct. 11
9 a.m. to 12 noon, American Red Cross – Prepare supplies for blood drives with Alumni Ambassador Bernie Fagan
9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Children’s Book Bank – Clean and repair donated books with Alumni Ambassador or Timber Joey
9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Schoolhouse Supplies – Sort donated supplies and stock store with Alumni Ambassador or Timber Joey
2-4 p.m. , Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division – Sort food and supplies at community pantry with Eric Brunner
2:30-4:30 p.m., AC Portland – Join Academic and Sports Field Day withDavid Horst & Mike Fucito
5:30-8 p.m., Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest – Join Fall Harvest Festival with Andrew Jean-Baptiste & Timber Joey
Friday, Oct. 12
8:15 a.m. to 12 noon, Habitat for Humanity – Assist with house-building project with Alumni Ambassador Scot Thompson & Timber Joey
9:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Friends of Portland Community Gardens – Tidy up community garden with Alumni Ambassador Mick Hoban
12:30-4 p.m., Habitat for Humanity – Assist with house-building project with Alumni Ambassador & Timber Joey
12:30-4:30 p.m., OMSI – Lead youth activities with Steve Purdy
1:30-3:30 p.m., Oregon Food Bank – Packing and preparing donated food for delivery with Alumni Ambassador & Timber Joey
3-6 p.m., Volunteers of America – Lead soccer activities for low-income families with Danny Mwanga
Saturday, Oct. 13
8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. – Friends of Trees – Plant trees and restore habitat with Charles Renken & Timber Joey
9 a.m. to 12 noon, Portland Parks & Recreation – Clean up Springwater Corridor Trail with Alumni Ambassador John Bain
9 a.m. to 12 noon, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District – Clean up at scenic nature park with Futty Danso
9 a.m. to 12 noon, Portland Parks & Recreation – Join outdoor work party with Eric Alexander
10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Zenger Farm – Join farm work party with Lovel Palmer
10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Hartley SUN – Clean courtyard and prep materials for classroom Kalif Alhassan
10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Beaverton’s Giving Gardens – Do garden work with Sal Zizzo
1-4 p.m., Supa Fresh Youth Farm – Help at youth-led organic farm with Jose Valencia
Sunday, Oct. 14
9 a.m. to 12 noon, Hillsboro Public Library – Set up for annual book sale with Sebastián Rincón
1-4 p.m., Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District – Clean up scenic nature park with Alumni Ambassador Lee Morrison
1-4 p.m., Friends of Tryon Creek – Plant clean-up and removal with Franck Songo’o & Timber Joey
1-5 p.m., Harrison SUN – Paint indoors at school with Diego Chara
Note: Player appearances during Stand Together Week are subject to change.
ABOUT STAND TOGETHER
“Stand Together” represents the relationship between the Portland Timbers and their fans, and signifies the strong commitment the team has to supporting and standing by the community both on and off the field. The mission of “Stand Together” is to harness the power of sport to improve the lives of children and families in the region through targeted programs, deep partnerships and philanthropic giving.
–Portland Timbers Communications