General Community Outreach

 

Beaverton School District Clothes Closet

The BSD Clothes Closet is operated by volunteers during the school year, and offers free clothing for students in grades K-12 from families with limited income. 

Current Need: 

  • Volunteers to help organize and sort donations.

  • Pants for elementary-aged students in sizes 5 to 12.

  • Coats for elementary-aged students in sizes 5 to 12.

  • New underwear and socks for all ages and sizes.

  • Department store shopping bags with handles.

If you're interested in volunteering, or questions about donations, you can contact the Program Coordinator, Johanna Shrout, by clicking "Contact". To learn more about the Clothes Closet, click "Learn More".


Catalyst Partnerships

This organization mobilizes volunteers to do free construction repairs and remodels that benefit under-resourced homeowners and non-profits around the Portland Metro area.

Current Need:

  • July 12-14 - Volunteers to assist in replacing the roof for a Milwaukee homeowner who cares for his wife suffering from Alzheimers, while caring for his own medical issues.

  • July 26-29 - Volunteers to assist in flooring repairs, carpentry, door/trim replacement and painting for a low-income Beaverton woman who cares for her 92 year old mother among her caring for her own medical issues.

If this is something you'd like to help out with, you can connect with Shawn Mitchell at Catalyst NW directly by clicking "Contact". To find out more about the work they've done and are doing, click "Learn More". 


the media foundation 

The Media Foundation provides funding to the local nonprofit community by converting in-kind media donations (CDs, DVDs, books, video games, software, etc.) into operating capital through the use of a free mobile app. These donations are processed by volunteers and staff and sold online through websites such as Amazon, eBay, Alibris, Half.com, and others. Profits from these sales go directly to their nonprofit partners like Safe Families For Children, Transitional Youth, Periokos, Love Inc. Tigard, etc. 

Current Need: 

  • Volunteers to help with cataloging, cleaning, sorting, prioritizing, and filing the book, CD, DVD, video game, and software donations received.

To start volunteering, contact Kelly Simonsen by clicking "Contact" below. To find out more information, click "Learn More."

 


MISSION CONNEXION

 

Mission Connexion connects local churches and individuals to mission so that increasing numbers of believers are actively serving in areas of the world’s greatest need and opportunity. Mission Connexion hosts several events and retreats every year to equip people to pursue missions both globally and locally.

2019 Events:

  • Student Connexion, November 1 - 2

    Student connexion provides a launching point for youth into a lifetime involvement in serving Jesus through missions and ministry by connecting them with the mission field of today!

If you are interested in attending these events, visit any of the three buttons below.


FOCUS (Friends of  Overseas Citizens and University Students) is a coalition of non-profit organizations, churches, campus ministries and individuals in the Portland metropolitan area who collectively provide support and unconditional friendship for international students, scholars, and their families as a practical expression of God’s love for people from all nations. FOCUS functions as a community-based service organization serving the international community at Portland State University and other area schools.

Current Needs:

  • English conversation/Friendship Partners - meet with a student once a week for about an hour in informal English conversation. This is a big desire of students and a great way to build friendships!

  • Airport Pickup - we need drivers to meet students when they arrive. You often get to be the first person they meet here which can have lasting impact.

To get involved with FOCUS, please email one of their staff members by clicking “Contact.” For more info on FOCUS, please click “Learn More.”

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