Stand Together Gloves
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Timbers, Thorns FC, T2 team up with local partners to present seventh annual Stand Together Week June 9-15

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 seventh-annual Stand Together Week from June 9-15. The comprehensive, week-long community initiative supports dozens of nonprofit projects and volunteer opportunities across the city, with the club extending the reach of the program this year through the efforts of a number of the club’s regional supporters groups.  

On Wednesday, June 6, the City of Portland officially will proclaim June 9-15 as Stand Together Week, while the state of Oregon also will issue an official proclamation on a date to be determined.

Stand Together Week, with the help of Hands On Greater Portland, will consist of 33 volunteer projects and more than 1,000 volunteers, 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, Timbers, Thorns FC and T2 players and club staff on the various projects. 

Supported by presenting partners adidas, Alaska Airlines, Allstate, Coca-Cola, Daimler Trucks North America, Danner, FOX 12 Oregon, Hampton Lumber, New Relic, Providence Sports Medicine and Sightbox, Stand Together Week kicks off Saturday, June 9, helping Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors with restoration projects on Powell Butte Nature Park 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, range from outdoor park/garden maintenance to construction projects and assisting in special youth and community initiatives. A complete schedule of activities and events is listed below.

As the reach of Stand Together Week continues to grow in its seventh year, the club is expanding the program this season 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 this extended outreach, the Montana Volunteers will assist the Helena Food Share to set up and prepare for its Summer Lot Party on Friday, June 8. The group will also conduct food drives and fundraisers for food banks in Montana during their watch parties throughout each season. On the following day, the Hudson Valley Dutch Infantry will help to maintain trails at Locust Grove at the Samuel Morse Estate in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on Saturday, June 9. Later that week, the annual Food War Competition between the Timbers Army Eastern Bloc and the Timbers Army: Covert Ops will begin, with the Timbers Army: Covert Ops working to sell products and stock the shelves at the Ballard Food Bank in Seattle on Monday, June 11, and Thursday, June 14. The Timbers Army Eastern Bloc team will help repackage food into family-size portions at the Oregon Food Bank in Northeast Portland on Tuesday, June 12. 

Since the inception in 2012, Stand Together Week participants have donated 15,371 hours of service at more than 193 events benefitting youth and the environment in the greater-Portland area. Nonprofits served include Playworks, Zenger Farm, Boys & Girls Club, Active Children Portland, Children’s Book Bank and the 4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance, among many others.

2018 Stand Together Week Schedule (subject to change)

Saturday, June 9

9 a.m.-12 noon

Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors

Assist with important restoration projects on Powell Butte Nature Park, helping with trail work, ivy and other invasive species removal, fence work and much more

 Sunday, June 10

1-3 p.m.

SOLVE

Help to take care of this special natural area park by removing non-native invasive plants and picking up litter

 

1-4 p.m.

Harper’s Playground

Participate in sweeping, weeding, planting and general upkeep of the city’s first inclusive playground

 

1:30-4:30 p.m.

The Children’s Book Bank

Help with sprucing up community-donated books, which will be distributed to children experiencing poverty in the Portland area

Monday, June 11

1-4 p.m.

Gilbert Park SUN Community School (IRCO)

Assist with mulching, spreading bark chips, weeding, pruning and planting

 

1-4 p.m.

Lambert House Adult Day Center

Participate in weeding, planting and laying mulch around the exterior of the building

 

1-4 p.m.

Beaverton School District

Help with interior courtyard beautification, including weeding, pruning overgrowth and more

 

2:30-5:30 p.m.

Active Children Portland

Assist with playing in futsal games for youth who live near the Fields For All Highland Court futsal courts and helping to clean and repair the green space around the futsal court

 

4-7 p.m.

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center

Participate in a series of multiple competition games with children and adults and tie-dyeing

 

5:30-7:30 p.m.

4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance

Play soccer with kids from all over the world

Tuesday, June 12

1-3:30 p.m.

Willamette Riverkeeper

Assist with litter pick up and some light invasive plant removal from the beaches and riparian forest at Kelley Point Park

 

1-4 p.m.

Willamette West Habitat for Humanity

Help with building homes for low-income families

 

1-4 p.m.

Tualatin Valley Gleaners

Plant seeds and plants, sprucing up the garden, weeding and watering

 

2-4:30 p.m.

Schoolhouse Supplies

Assist with moving supplies from donors to the hands of teachers and students

 

2:30-4 p.m.

Beaverton School District

Participate in exterior beautification such as weeding, planting, spreading bark dust, pruning fence-line overgrowth and raking/leveling bark chips

 

2-5 p.m.

Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District

Activities will focus on English ivy removal and maintenance of the rhododendron gardens that surround the estate

Wednesday, June 13

1-4 p.m.

Friends of Trees

Help with completing various activities to care for recently planted trees and shrubs

 

1:30-4:30 p.m.

The Children’s Book Bank

Help with sprucing up community-donated books, which will be distributed to children experiencing poverty in the Portland area

 

1-5 p.m.

Supa Fresh Youth Farm

Family friendly project to help install an edible permaculture landscape and cob structure at the farm 

 

2-5 p.m.

ReBuilding Center

Help with processing salvaged lumber from local Deconstruction sites, using hammers, crow bars and air-powered nail kickers

 

4:30-6:30 p.m.

Kateri Park

Volunteers will help to organize an art class for 20 students, working on individual and collective art projects

 

6:30-8 p.m.

Oregon Food Bank

Help to repack and label bulk dry food in a lively, active environment

 

6:30.-8 p.m.

107ist

Join the 107ist and players from the Timbers and Thorns FC to help renovate the DHS visitation room with a Timbers and Thorns FC theme

Thursday, June 14

1-4 p.m.

Willamette West Habitat for Humanity

Assist with building homes for low-income families

 

1-4 p.m.

Zenger Farm

Participate in weeding the farm fields, removing invasive species and generally cleaning up the farm

 

1-4 p.m.

Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East

Join Habitat for Humanity at the new Gresham Restore to help kick off the new Playhouse Build program. Help with either constructing a playhouse or decorating one 

 

2:30-5:30 p.m.

Active Children Portland

Volunteers are able to participate in one of four tasks to help to benefit the Fields For All Vance Park Futsal Court

 

5:30-7:30 p.m.

4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance

Help to play soccer with children from all over the world

 

6-8 p.m.

ReBuilding Center

Volunteers will help with sorting materials such as trim, lighting, tile and miscellaneous, pulling nails, sweeping, measuring doors and more

Friday, June 15

1-3:30 p.m.

Oregon Food Bank

Assist with repacking and labeling bulk dry foods in a lively, active environment

 

1-5 p.m.

Hacienda CDC

Volunteers will be working on a youth-created mural for their new after school program space

 

1:30-4:30 p.m.

The Children’s Book Bank

Help with sprucing up community donated books that will be distributed to children experiencing poverty in the Portland area

 

1:30-4:30 p.m.

Hillsboro Public Library

Volunteers will run the craft and activity stations and help children start their summer reading adventures


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.

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