Alumni Project Serve
Serve Portland: March 3 - 5, 2011
Be a part of Pepperdine University’s long tradition of service by traveling to Portland, Oregon for the 2nd Annual Alumni Project Serve. These projects all benefit Central City Concern – nationally recognized for innovative programs serving the homeless. Sign up for a single-day project or serve all three days! Additional evening activities will be planned but paid on an event by event basis.
Thursday, March 3, 2011; 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Recuperative Care Program - Food Box Project
309 SW 4th Avenue
Portland, OR 97204
The Recuperative Care Program serves homeless people who are released from the hospital and need a place to recuperate after emergency medical treatment. This program also connects those served with a case manager to facilitate their connection to other services such as housing, food, employment, etc. You will serve this program with the Food Box Project by putting together food boxes.
Volunteers will arrive at 10 a.m. and will be given a tour of the Henry facilities. Volunteers will be setting up food boxes, filing their clients' requests for food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, etc. Volunteers will be distributing the boxes directly to the clients' rooms, helping to set up for the Intra-Agency food box distribution, as well as working on their clothing room if time allows. You also have the option of donating food items to this project.
Friday, March 4, 2011; 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
Central City Concern's Employment Access Center (EAC)
2 NW 2nd Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
Central City Concern's Employment Access Center (EAC) which serves the homeless, veterans, low income individuals including prisoner re-entry with services that include personalized career mentoring, employment assistance, skill development, access to fax, phone, voice mail, and other office technology. Job search support groups, overcoming barriers to employment, and job search methods. A computer lab for software skill training is available. The program also provides workforce attire and transportation to job interviews.
Volunteers will assist in cleaning out and organizing the clothing closet. Breakfast will be served.
Saturday, March 5, 2011; 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Letty Owings Center
2545 NE Flanders Street
Portland, OR 97232
Letty Owings Center is a Women's Residential Alcohol & Drug Treatment program. Today, you will build a Donation Closet by putting up shelves, building out the space, and sorting clothing and other goods for the closet.
Volunteers will arrive at 10 a.m. and will be given a tour of the facility. Volunteers are going to be reorganizing and cleaning out one of the large clothing closet areas in the basement of the facility by going through every cabinet and bin to determine what donations they have. You will inventory hygiene items, clothes, hats, and baby items, etc. All items need to be taken out of the closet and reorganized in a neat manner. Use your best judgment on what to keep or what to toss. Every item needs to be categorized and labeled for items to b easily accessible to clients to know what they have available to them.
Please carefully read through the following information as you consider committing to this worthwhile project:
Each volunteer is responsible for any costs associated with participation, such as airfare, lodging, rental cars, and meals. A group block of hotel rooms has been arranged for our APS team at Hotel De Luxe and Hotel Lucia.
Hotel DeLuxe hotel rooms are available for the price of $145.12 (tax included) per night for a king deluxe room. Make reservations with Hotel DeLuxe at (866) 986-8085 or (503) 219-2094 and use promotion code: Pepperdine Alumni Project Serve, deadline for promotion is Friday, February 25, 2011.
Hotel Lucia hotel rooms are available for the price of $156.38 (tax included) per night for a premium king, $167.63 (tax included) per night for a deluxe double doubles, $190.13 (tax included) per night for superior king. Make reservations with Hotel Lucia at (866) 986-8086 or (503) 225-1717 and use promotion code: Pepperdine Alumni Project Serve, deadline for promotion is Friday, February 25, 2011. Rooms will be booked on a first-come, first-served basis directly between alumni volunteers and the hotel. The deadline to book your room at this rate is Friday, February 25, 2011.
For additional questions, please contact:
Sandra Barsoum ('99)
Associate Director, Chapters and Regional Programs
Pepperdine University Alumni Association