Portland Timbers, Thorns FC team up with local partners to present third annual Stand Together Week June 16-22

Citywide, volunteer initiative to benefit dozens of nonprofit community projects in mid-June

2014 Stand Together Week announce, STWEEK

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Photos by Craig Mitchelldyer, Liz Wade

PORTLAND, Ore. – With the help of local community partners and the city of Portland, the Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC will present their third-annual Stand Together Week from June 16-22. The comprehensive, week-long community initiative supports dozens of nonprofit projects and volunteer opportunities across the city.

Stand Together Week, with the help of Hands On Greater Portland, will consist of upwards of 38 volunteer projects, benefitting more than 30 organizations focused on youth and the environment across the Portland metro area. Fans are invited to volunteer and team up with mascot Timber Joey, select Portland Timbers and Thorns FC players, Timbers alumni ambassadors and club staff on the various projects.

The city of Portland will officially proclaim June 16-22 as Portland Timbers Stand Together Week. Commissioner Nick Fish will read the proclamation on behalf of the Mayor and Portland City Council on Wednesday, June 4.

Supported by Presenting Partners adidas, Alaska Airlines, Coca-Cola, Daimler Trucks North America, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, KPTV FOX 12 and Providence Health Plan, Stand Together Week kicks off Monday, June 16, with a community gardening party at the Rhododendron Garden in Hillsboro. Each project will engage fans and community members and have a meaningful impact on the community. The volunteer opportunities affiliated with Stand Together Week, named after the Timbers’ community outreach platform, Stand Together, range from outdoor park/garden maintenance to construction projects and aiding in special youth initiatives. A complete schedule of activities and events is listed below.

In 2012 and 2013, Stand Together Week participants donated 4,212 hours of service at 58 events benefitting youth and the environment in the Portland Metro area. Nonprofits served include Big Brothers Big Sisters Columbia Northwest, Portland YouthBuilders and Friends of Trees.

2014 Stand Together Week Schedule (subject to change)

Date

Time

Organization

Activity

Mon., June 16

9 a.m. - 12 noon

Hillsboro Parks & Recreation

Rhododendron Garden maintenance at Rood Bridge Park

 

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity (Bend, Ore.)

Assist at home-build site in Bend

 

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Children's Book Bank

Clean and refurbish donated books for kids

 

9:30 a.m. - 12 noon

Schoolhouse Supplies

Sort and prep donated school supplies

 

10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Outward Bound

Sorting and packing food donations

 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Virginia Garcia Memoria Foundation

Help run a community day soccer clinic

 

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Portland YouthBuilders

Lead garden redevelopment and maintainence

 

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

AC Portland

Guide a soccer/nutrition clinic for kids

Tues., June 17

8:30 a.m. - 12 noon

Habitat for Humanity Portland Willamette West

Assist at a home-build site

 

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Oregon Food Bank

Help repackage quality food donations

 

10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Volunteers of America

Participate in a variety of activities with mentally challenged adults and children

 

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

ReBuilding Center

De-nailing salvaged lumber

 

12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity Portland Willamette West

Assist at a home-build site

 

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Portland Parks & Recreation East

Assist in mulching and invasive species removal

Wed., June 18

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

I Have a Dream

Help in construction of "reflection garden" at Alder Elementary School

 

1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Oregon Food Bank

Help repackage quality food donations

 

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

AC Portland

Guide a soccer/nutrition clinic for kids

 

4:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Kateri Park

Lead youth art activities

 

4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Volunteers of America

Assist in a variety of music, art, gardening and crafting activities

Thurs., June 19

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Portland Police Bureau Sunshine Division

Cleaning and organizing food and clothing donations

 

1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Hillsboro Library

Lead a Summer Reading Kickoff Party at Shute Park Branch

 

2 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Tigard Public Library

Assist in shelving, sorting and searching for books

 

4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Growing Gardens

Help beautify the school garden at Ockley Green 4th-8th Grade campus

 

5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance

Play soccer with local youth

Fri., June 20

9 a.m. - 12 noon

City of Tualatin

Remove English Ivy from trees and surrounding area

 

9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Children's Book Bank

Clean and refurbish donated books for kids

 

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Community Cycling Center

Clean and refurbish donated kids' bikes

 

1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Oregon Food Bank

Sort and repack bulk foods

 

2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Zenger Farm

Farm work party

 

4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

AC Portland

Guide a soccer/nutrition clinic for kids

Sat., June 21

9 a.m. - 12 noon

Portland Parks & Recreation East

Assist in mulching and watering

 

9 a.m. - 12 noon

Portland Parks & Recreation West

Invasive species removal

 

9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Harrison Park SUN School (Impact NW)

Build school/community garden

 

9 a.m. - 12 noon

Brightside Animal Clinic (Bend, Ore.)

Sort, price and lay out donations for sale

 

10 a.m. - 12 noon

Beaverton Giving Gardens (Tualatin Valley Gleaners)

Helping at the community garden

 

10 a.m. - 12 noon

Supa Fresh Youth Farm

Planting, weeding and painting at the community garden

Sun., June 22

9 a.m. - 12 noon

SOLVE

Garden maintenance

 

11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Fences for Fido Central OR (Bend, Ore.)

Make handcrafted pet beds

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.