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Club announces volunteer opportunities to help support local nonprofits

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers and Portland Thorns FC will team up with local partners for the 11th annual Stand Together Week from July 11-17. The comprehensive, week-long community initiative supports dozens of nonprofit projects and provides in-person volunteer opportunities across the city. 

Each year, the State of Oregon and City of Portland officially proclaim the week as the Portland Timbers & Thorns FC Stand Together Week. Fans are invited to volunteer and team up with mascot Timber Joey, Timbers, Timbers2 and Thorns FC players and club staff on the various projects.

With the help of partners Alaska Airlines, Coca-Cola, Danner, KeyBank, NW Natural, Providence Sports Medicine, Safeway, TikTok and Umpqua Bank, 28 volunteer projects benefiting organizations focused on youth, the environment, and social equity are offered across the Portland metro area.

Since 2012, Stand Together Week has mobilized 6,575 volunteers to provide the Portland metro area with 22,244 hours of service at more than 276 events benefiting youth and the environment. Nonprofits served include The Sunshine Division, the Children’s Book Bank, Friends of Trees, Habitat for Humanity Portland, Zenger Farm, among many others.

Stand Together, the Timbers and Thorns' community outreach platform, represents the relationship between the teams and their fans, and signifies the strong commitment the club 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.

To sign up as a volunteer for one of the Stand Together Week in-person projects and for more information on the overall initiative, please visit https://www.timbers.com/stand-together/stand-together-week. A complete schedule of in-person activities and events is listed below.

2022 Stand Together Week Schedule (subject to change):

Monday, July 11
Gardening at Bradley Angle – FULL
School Year Prep at Open School – SIGN UP
Backpack Drive Prep at Howard’s Heart – SIGN UP
Freshen up Family Village at Portland Homeless Family Solutions - FULL

Tuesday, July 12
Book Repair at Children’s Book Bank – FULL
School Year Prep at Open School – SIGN UP
Hoyt Arboretum Land Stewardship Crew – SIGN UP
Serve Meals at Ronald McDonald House - FULL

Wednesday, July 13
Tree Care Party with Friends of Trees – SIGN UP
Book Repair at Children’s Book Bank – FULL
Prep for their Summer Picnic with Rose Haven – SIGN UP
Serve Meals at Ronald McDonald House - FULL

Thursday, July 14
Maintain the gardens and natural spaces at Zenger Farm – SIGN UP
Build a school garden with Grow Portland – SIGN UP
Volunteer at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore – SIGN UP
Sort Costume for Kids with Chelsea’s Closet – SIGN UP
Pack food boxes with Sunshine Division – FULL
Prep food bags for school kids with Blessings in a Backpack – FULL

Friday, July 15
Clean up along the Sandy River Delta with Lower Columbia Estuary – SIGN UP
Build a house with Habitat for Humanity (Shift 1) – SIGN UP
Build a house with Habitat for Humanity (Shift 2) – FULL
Clean up along the Eastbank Esplanade with SOLVE – SIGN UP
Help Rose Haven at their Summer Picnic Event – SIGN UP
Prepare a meal at Blanchet House (Shift 1) – FULL
Serve a meal at Blanchet House (Shift 2) – SIGN UP

Saturday, July 16
Help maintain Arbor Lodge playground – FULL
Shop with foster care clients at Project Lemonade – SIGN UP

Sunday, July 17
Help take care of the Sunflower Farm with Positive Charge! PDX – SIGN UP