Age Minimum (with Adult): 1+, Minimum Age:13+
King Neighborhood Cleanup to honor John Lewis' Birthday
Let's come together to celebrate the birthday and honor the incredible life of long-time US Congressman & activist John Lewis by showing Portland a little love and picking up a little trash. John Lewis was a civil rights pioneer. He organized sit-ins at segregated diners in Nashville, was one of the original Freedom Riders, organized voter registration campaigns and marches in Selma, and served as a United States Congressman from 1987 until his death in July 2020.
But his legacy lives on. "Do not get lost in a sea of despair. Be hopeful, be optimistic. Our struggle is not the struggle of a day, a week, a month, or a year, it is the struggle of a lifetime. Never, ever be afraid to make some noise and get in good trouble, necessary trouble."
When: Sunday, February 21st, 10:00 am to 11:45 am
Meeting Location: The grass field of King School Park next to King School Elementary.
Address: NE 6th Ave & NE Wygant St, Portland, OR 97211 MAP LINK
Pre Registration is Required: Due to the COVID restrictions, we will only be opening the event to a limited number of volunteers. If you would like to participate please sign up (Green Sign Up Button Below) quickly before spots run out.
What’s Provided: We will provide all volunteers with trash grabbers, trash bags, works gloves, and high-vis vests.
What to Bring: All volunteers must wear a MASK! Please also come wearing comfortable closed-toed shoes and your own pair of work gloves if you have them. We recommend bringing a filled reusable water bottle and if you are bringing anything else pack them in a backpack to keep your hands-free during events. Please also dress for the weather.
Parking: There is free parking available at this location.
Bathrooms: There is a porta-potty available at this location.
Accessibility: The check-in area is in a place that is wheelchair accessible. Most of the cleanup work will take place on city sidewalks that are wheelchair accessible. Please reach out if you have any questions or a need for accommodations. We will do our best to support you.
Youth Volunteers: Children are welcome if accompanied by an attentive adult. Youth volunteers ages 13-17 will have to have their guardian sign a separate youth waiver form if they are attending a SOLVE event without a guardian. Find the link to youth waiver form here. Youth Waiver Form or here SOLVE | Volunteer Group Guide (solveoregon.org)
Contact: If you have any questions feel free to contact Kathy Fiskum at FISKUM8676@comcast.net.
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