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Ways to volunteer your time during Thanksgiving break

November 19, 2012

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Staying in Portland for Thanksgiving break? Looking for a way to help others? We have the answers! The following organizations need folks to serve during Thanksgiving weekend. Looking for ways to stay plugged into the community all year long? Check out 3CE’s website or visit Hands On Greater Portland’s volunteer calendar. 


Feast for Southeast

Serve a meal and create community in Southeast Portland! This meal is put together for the community, by the community and is about so much more than food…it’s about service, compassion, change, and impact - truly neighbors loving and caring for one another. 

PROPER’s Thanksgiving Feast-ival

People Reaching Other People Expecting Restoration (PROPER) seeks to improve communities through pro-active communication and greater awareness by generating open dialogues and lasting relationships between local businesses, organizations, churches and individual people.  PROPER’s Holiday Feasts are an extension of our summer networking festivals - always free, family-friendly, vegetarian-friendly and all about “Uniting Community Across All Lines.”

Support the National Indian Child Welfare Association

The National Indian Child Welfare Association (NICWA) is a national voice for American Indian children and families. We are the most comprehensive source of information on American Indian child welfare and the only national American Indian organization focused specifically on the tribal capacity to prevent child abuse and neglect.

Meals on Wheels

Meals on Wheels People provides Meals on Wheels to homebound seniors and group dining at 35 Loaves & Fishes Centers in Multnomah and Washington counties in Oregon and Clark County in Washington.

Operation Nightwatch

Operation Nightwatch provides not only a safe place where those on the streets can find food, socks, clothing, blankets, and medical care, but also caring staff and volunteers who will listen to the stories and welcome homeless patrons as friends.


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