Match Day Drives: A Triple-Header!

03/23/2022 2:31 PM | Darren Lloyd (Administrator)

In April, we are collecting items for three fabulous local organizations: Y.O.U.th, Rose Haven, and Portland Community Football Club. Truly, there is something for everyone here. If you’re not attending games at this time, you are more than welcome to drop items at Fanladen during member hours, or contribute directly to these organizations.

Love book shopping? We have the donation drive for you. We are collecting books for Y.O.U.th. The Youth Organized and United to Help (Y.O.U.th) mission is to motivate, inspire and empower youth, family and educators to dismantle the school to prison pipeline by challenging existing systems and structures. Please donate new books that are culturally specific and relevant, and support authors from Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities. New fiction and nonfiction books are needed for ages 6-18. Y.O.U.th will distribute books directly to families and students and via their partner organizations. If you also want to support a local black-owned bookstore, consider shopping at Third Eye Books.

Going by a Fred Meyer or Target on your way to a match? Looking for something quick and easy that will have a big impact locally? Rose Haven shelter needs deodorant, women’s underwear and leggings of all sizes, and bras sizes 32-38 A-C.

Are you a soccer player? Did your soccer playing kids recently outgrew their cleats? This donation drive might be the one you’re looking for. We are collecting new and gently used cleats, shin guards, soccer socks, indoor shoes, soccer balls, athletic tape, and shin guard holders for the Portland Community Football Club. A wide variety of sizes are needed to fit kids from ages 5-18. Your donations will support a larger drive for PCFC, organized by the Center for Social Change and Community Involvement at Lewis & Clark College.

Donate at Fanladen (1633 SW Alder) before matches, or during Wednesday night membership hours. Check the newsletter and social media for updates about opening times. With 2 home Timbers games and 3 home Thorns matches in April, there’s plenty of time to donate to all three. We’ll even accept your donations for April drives at the Thorns Challenge Cup opener on 3/30. Questions? Contact outreach@107ist.org.


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