Timbers, Thorns FC, T2 team up with local partners to present eighth-annual Stand Together Week July 28-Aug. 3

PORTLAND, Ore. – With the help of local community partners and the City of Portland, the Portland Timbers, Portland Thorns FC and T2 will present their eighth-annual Stand Together Week from July 28-Aug. 3. The comprehensive, week-long community initiative supports dozens of nonprofit projects and volunteer opportunities across the city, with the club once again extending the reach of the program this year through the efforts of a number of the club’s regional supporters groups.  

On Tuesday, July 9, the City of Portland and the state of Oregon officially proclaimed July 28-Aug. 3 as Stand Together Week.

Stand Together Week will consist of 32 volunteer projects and more than 1,000 volunteers, benefitting more than 25 organizations focused on youth and the environment across the Portland metro area. Fans are invited to volunteer and team up with mascot Timber Joey, Timbers, Thorns FC and T2 players and club staff on the various projects. 

Supported by presenting partners Alaska Airlines, Allstate, Coca-Cola, Daimler Trucks North America, Danner, Enterprise, FOX 12 Oregon, Hampton Lumber, New Relic and Providence Sports Medicine, Stand Together Week kicks off Sunday, July 28, helping Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors at The Wetland Conservancy Cedar Mill with trail work, ivy and other invasive species removal and fence work among the improvements.

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, include building homes, creating healing gardens, restoring local parks, pulling ivy, leading soccer clinics, cleaning children’s books, and more. A complete schedule of activities and events is listed below.

As the reach of Stand Together Week continues to grow in its eighth year, the club continues to expand the program by working with a number of regional supporters groups on related philanthropic projects, as each group strives to better its individual community.

As part of the extended outreach, the Montana Volunteers will put on a carnival to encourage and nurture participation in sports among young girls in Missoula on July 27. The Timbers Army: Covert Ops will be volunteering at Food Lifeline in Seattle on Aug. 3 to sort and repack food at local and mobile food pantries.

Since the inception in 2012, Stand Together Week participants have donated 18,920 hours of service at more than 226 events benefitting youth and the environment in the greater-Portland area. Nonprofits served include Active Children Portland, The Children’s Book Bank, Growing Gardens, Harper’s Playground and Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Foundation, among many others.

2019 Stand Together Week Schedule (subject to change)

Sunday, July 28 9 a.m.-12 noon Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors Removing invasive species from the Wetlands Conservancy Cedar Mill site
  9 a.m.-12 noon Harper’s Playground Participate in sweeping, weeding, planting and general upkeep of the city’s first inclusive playground
Monday, July 29 9 a.m.-12 noon Portland Parks & Recreation – Peninsula Rose Garden Cleaning and pruning rose bushes
  10 a.m.-12 noon Growing Gardens Partake in a garden work party at Lent Elementary School
  3:30-6:30 p.m. Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center Prepare fruit smoothie beverages for use on the Smoothie Bike, help with planting in the garden, run assorted games and activities and help with arts and crafts
  4-7 p.m. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and SW Washington Prepare a meal for families staying at the Portland South Waterfront House
Tuesday, July 30 9 a.m.-12 noon Beaverton School District Installation of a memory garden
  9 a.m.-12 noon Hoyt Arboretum Friends Removing invasive English ivy from the forested area, general clean up and improved around the archery range
  10 a.m.-1 p.m. Chelsea Hicks Foundation – Chelsea’s Closet Sorting, organizing and processing costumes, craft projects, accessories and toys
  12:30 p.m.-3 p.m. Elite Sports Academy Helping athletes run through drills, work with them in the classroom, help with arts and crafts and assist coaches with training and refereeing
  4-7 p.m. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and SW Washington Prepare a meal for families staying at the Portland South Waterfront House
  6-8:30 p.m. Oregon Food Bank Repack and label bulk dry foods, including rice, pasta, apples or potatoes into family-sized packages
  9 a.m.-12 noon Portland Parks & Recreation – Cully Park Prepare a unique garden for summer and fall activities
  9:30-11:30 a.m. The Children’s Book Bank Spruce up donated used books, sort and bundle used books.
  10 a.m.-1 p.m. Oregon Zoo Invasive plant removal, weed control and mulching plant beds
  2-4 p.m. Sunshine Division Building emergency food boxes, sorting and stocking food and clothing
  2-4 p.m. Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and SW Washington Cleaning and organizing projects around the house.
Thursday, Aug. 1 9 a.m.-12 noon Friends of Trees Removing invasive species from the park’s native trees, weeding, mulching and watering plants.
  9 a.m.-12 noon Willamette West Habitat for Humanity Assisting with construction at Denney Gardens
  9 a.m.-12 noon Portland Parks & Recreation – Washington Park Rose Garden Cleaning and pruning rose bushes
  12 noon-3 p.m. City of Hillsboro – Public Library and Parks & Recreation Assisting at summer activity stations, signing up kids for the summer reading program, reading to kids and playing board games
  12:30-3 p.m. Elite Sports Academy Helping athletes run through drills, work with them in the classroom, help with arts and crafts and assist coaches with training and refereeing
  1-4 p.m. Willamette West Habitat for Humanity Assisting with construction at Denney Gardens
  3-6 p.m. Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland Metro Area Participate in games and activities taking place on the courts at the Rockwood facility
Friday, Aug. 2 9-11:30 a.m. SOLVE Collecting litter and cleaning up Brentwood Park
  9 a.m.-12 noon Trailkeepers of Oregon Trail brushing and maintenance.
  1-3:30 p.m. Oregon Food Bank Repack and label bulk dry foods, including rice, pasta, apples or potatoes into family-sized packages.
  2-4 p.m. Sunshine Division Building emergency food boxes, sorting and stocking food and clothing
Saturday, Aug. 3 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Chelsea Hicks Foundation – Chelsea’s Closet Sorting, organizing and processing costumes, craft projects, accessories and toys

 

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