Assist the Beaverton School District’s Homeless Education Liaison Program (H.E.L.P.) install a memory garden to honor the life of a homeless student, while providing a tranquil place for families in crisis. Volunteers will assist in various landscaping and construction projects:
- laying bark chips
- installing pavers in the courtyard
- building a 8x12' floating deck (over existing cement pad, attached to fence)
Date: 07/30/2019 (Tues.)
Time: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Minimum volunteer age with parent/chaperone: 6
- All volunteers under 18 are required to bring a Stand Together Waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian
- All participants will be asked to sign liability and media wavers upon check-in
**All required documents are attached below.
About Beaverton School District’s H.E.LP. Center and Stand Together Week:
The HELP Center has been serving the needs of homeless children, youth and families in the Beaverton School District since 2001. Aligning with BSD’s goal to "empower all students to achieve post high school success", the HELP Center assists with school enrollment and retention, providing resources such as food and transportation during transitional times to keep kids in school. Social support referrals, resources for food, housing, utilities, medical and more are all coordinated through the HELP center, to support our BSD families.
One of BSD’s homeless students was killed in a hit and run accident recently. This tragedy is compounded by the saddening fact that his case was making progress - he was getting good grades, attendance was on track and more. Then his loss. While this students' passing is tragic, this garden would bring hope and light to many, allowing families a peaceful place to gather, reflect and share with counselors. By dedicating this garden, we draw attention to the issue of housing instability and the impact it has on children, and also brings awareness of the surrounding service centers in this convenient neighbor in Beaverton.
Stand Together Week is the Portland Timbers, Thorns FC, and T2 citywide volunteer initiative that brings the community together to support local nonprofit organizations. The week engages hundreds of supporters, including players, coaches, ambassadors and front office staff who work with various non-profits in the community. Since 2012, Stand Together Week has mobilized 5,395 volunteers to provide the Portland metro area with 18,290 hours of service at more than 226 events benefitting youth and the environment.
If you have any questions regarding this event or Stand Together Week, please send all inquiries to [email protected].
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