Community Outreach

Le Monde Parents Community organizes many family friendly group opportunities give back to our city.

REFUGEE RESTART KITS

Details: Families donate items that will be put into Refugee Restart Kits for Afghan refugees who have recently resettled in Oregon.
Date: September 20 – 24
Time: After school
Location: Collection bins will be located outside the school.
Ages:  All ages
Spots available: N/A
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FUTURE events: TBD, depending on ability to get together safely.

Have an idea?

Email our team, Jo Anne Rodgers and JT Nies, outreach@lemondeparents.org


Past Events


Make Bagged Lunches for Blanchet House

Blanchet (pronounced Blan-shay) House is a nonprofit social services organization located in downtown Portland. They provide food, clothing, and housing programs to people in need.

We have a family friendly, safe opportunity to help the houseless. Volunteers commit to making 10 simple bagged lunches containing a sandwich, piece of fruit, and a purchased wrapped snack or a Covid Care Kit containing a mask, soap and a snack. Lunches or kits can be given to JT Nies at pick up or drop off at school on Friday, May 21. She will deliver all the lunches and kits to The Blanchet House early Saturday morning. The Blanchet House will distribute the lunches to the houseless.

Event: Make 10 sack lunches or Covid Care Kits in your own home
Focus:  Houseless
Date:  Sack lunches or Covid Care kits made by Friday, May 21
Time: Drop off lunches/kits between 2-4pm at a designated drop off site in N/NE, SE or SW.
Location: Volunteers make lunches/kits in their own homes.
Ages:  Open to all ages with parent volunteer
Spots available: 30
Sign up here!

Make Bagged Lunches for Blanchet House

Blanchet (pronounced Blan-shay) House is a nonprofit social services organization located in downtown Portland. They provide food, clothing, and housing programs to people in need.

We have a family friendly, safe opportunity to help the houseless. Volunteers commit to making 10 simple bagged lunches containing a sandwich, piece of fruit, and a purchased wrapped snack or a Covid Care Kit containing a mask, soap and a snack. Lunches or kits can be given to JT Nies at pick up or drop off at school on Friday, April 23. She will deliver all the lunches and kits to The Blanchet House early Saturday morning. The Blanchet House will distribute the lunches to the houseless.

Event: Make 10 sack lunches or Covid Care Kits in your own home
Focus:  Houseless
Date:  Sack lunches or Covid Care kits made by Friday, April 23
Time: Drop off lunches/kits between 2-4pm at a designated drop off site in N/NE, SE or SW.
Location: Volunteers make lunches/kits in their own homes.
Ages:  Open to all ages with parent volunteer
Spots available: 30
Sign up here!

Make Bagged Lunches for Blanchet House

Blanchet (pronounced Blan-shay) House is a nonprofit social services organization located in downtown Portland. They provide food, clothing, and housing programs to people in need.

We have a family friendly, safe opportunity to help the houseless. Volunteers commit to making 10 simple bagged lunches containing a sandwich, piece of fruit, and a purchased wrapped snack or a Covid Care Kit containing a mask, soap and a snack. Volunteers will then deliver lunches or kits between 2-4pm to one of 3 drop off site around Portland. We will email volunteers the addresses of these locations. JT Nies will pick up the lunches from the drop off sites after 4pm on Friday, Feb 26 and then deliver them to The Blanchet House early Saturday morning. The Blanchet House will distribute the lunches to the houseless.

Event: Make 10 sack lunches or Covid Care Kits in your own home
Focus:  Houseless
Date:  Sack lunches or Covid Care kits made by Friday, February 26
Time: Drop off lunches/kits between 2-4pm at a designated drop off site in N/NE, SE or SW.
Location: Volunteers make lunches/kits in their own homes.
Ages:  Open to all ages with parent volunteer
Spots available: 25
Sign up here!

Make Bagged Lunches for Blanchet House

Blanchet (pronounced Blan-shay) House is a nonprofit social services organization located in downtown Portland. They provide food, clothing, and housing programs to people in need.

We have a family friendly, safe opportunity to help the houseless. Volunteers commit to making 10 simple bagged lunches containing a sandwich, piece of fruit, and a purchased wrapped snack.  JT Nies will pick up the lunches from your house on Friday, Jan 22 and then deliver them to The Blanchet House on Saturday. The Blanchet House will distribute the lunches to the houseless.

Event: Make 10 sack lunches in your own home
Focus:  Houseless
Date:  Sack lunches made by Friday, January 22
Time: JT Nies will set up a time to go to your house to do a contact free pick up of the lunches you made.
Location: Volunteers make lunches in their own homes.
Ages:  Open to all ages with parent volunteer
Spots available: 20
Sign up here!

Friends of Trees Planting – Cancelled

We will be planting many dozens of large stock trees (6-10′ tall) in their new forever homes adding health benefits and beauty across these neighborhoods of NE Portland. Coffee, hot chocolate, and breakfast snacks are provided for all volunteers. There is also a warm potluck lunch provided by the hosting neighborhood groups after the planting is finished — it’s a small way we can say ‘thank you’! All-gender restrooms are available at this event.

This is a rain or shine event!

Event: Plant street trees to beautify and help the environment.
Focus:  Environmental
Date:  Cancelled
Time: 8:45am – 1pm
Location: Native American Youth and Family Center, 5135 NE Columbia Blvd, Portland, OR, 9721, (Map) *Look for our “Friends of Trees” signs to guide you as you arrive
Ages:  Open to all ages with parent volunteer
Spots available: 20
Sign up here!
WHAT TO BRING: Our events can be dirty business! To make sure your experience is fun and comfortable, please wear comfortable closed-toe shoes or boots and warm, rain-ready clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Bringing a water bottle is always a good idea too!
PROVIDED FOR YOU: Friends of Trees always provides gloves (youth sizes, too!), tools, and guidance–as well as breakfast snacks, hot chocolate, and coffee to get you fueled-up.
UNDER 18? In order to participate, all youth under age 18 must bring a copy of our Youth Waiver signed by their parent or guardian.  Youth under age 15 must be accompanied by a parent, guardian, or responsible adult.  We kindly request a ratio of at least 1 adult for every 5 youth under age 15. Families and youth groups are highly encourage to participate in our events; children age 6 and older often do great, younger youth may need more supervision.

Project Lemonade

Project Lemonade, which is a non-profit organization that supports foster youth in Portland (also other parts of Oregon and Washington).  We are going to help prep their store for foster youth who get to come and shop their store (it’s at the Lloyd Center).

Event:  Project Lemonade, Help set up store
Focus:  Outreach
Date:  Sunday, March 1st, 2020
Time: 10am-noon
Location: Lloyd Center
Ages: 6 and up
Spots available: 20
Sign up here!

Oregon Food Bank Volunteer Sorting Activity

In an effort to give back to our communities and fight hunger, please join us on November 9th for a volunteer opportunity at The Oregon Food Bank.  We’ll be sorting foods like rice, pasta, apples or potatoes into family-sized packages.Come make a difference while having fun!

All first-time volunteers under 18 must bring a signed Youth Consent Form

Event:  Oregon Food Bank, Sorting food and packages
Date:  Saturday, November 9th, 2020
Time: 12:45pm – 3pm
Location: 7900 NE 33rd Ave., Portland, OR
Focus:  Food
Ages:  K – 6th are welcome to attend with parent volunteer
Spots available:  55
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Le Monde Fundraiser – La Fete

Event:  This is Le Monde’s big fundraiser for the school
Date:  Saturday, May 18th
Focus:  Education Fundraiser
Ages:   Parent Volunteers
Spots available:  10

Friends of Trees Planting

Event:  Plant street trees to beautify and help the environment.
Date:  Saturday, April 16th
Focus:  Environmental
Ages:   open to all ages with parent volunteer
Spots available:  40

Sign Up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0844adae2ea1f58-plant

Children’s Book Bank Clean-up and Repair

We’ve got a book drive, Battle-of-the-books, and a volunteer event – oh my!  Join us at the Children’s Book Bank on Saturday, February 9th as we clean-up and repair donated books.  There’s so much going on with books right now, let’s give our kids the full experience by getting together to volunteer mending and tending books for those who need them.  There are two sessions available – 9:30am and Noon.

Event:  Children’s Book Bank – Clean/repair donated books
Date:  Saturday, February 2nd.
Two sessions available:   9:30am – 11am and 12pm – 1:30pm
Focus:  Education, book cleanup/donations
Ages:   open to all ages with parent volunteer
Spots available:  20 per session, total of 40
*We will also be hosting a book drive at the school for donation to the Children’s book bank.
Sign uphttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0844ADAE2EA1F58-childrens

Humane Society Bake and Take/Cat Toy Making

Event:  Make treats and toys for animals in the shelter.
Date:  Sunday, January 13th. 2019
Focus:  Food, crafting
Ages:   open to all ages with parent volunteer
Spots available:  20

If you have any questions, or ideas for kid friendly volunteer events, please contact Jo Anne Rodgers our Community Outreach Coordinator.

joannehrodgers@gmail.com

Oregon Food Bank Volunteer Sorting Activity

In an effort to give back to our communities and fight hunger, please join us on December 8th for a volunteer opportunity at The Oregon Food Bank.  We’ll be sorting foods like rice, pasta, apples or potatoes into family-sized packages.  Come make a difference while having fun!

Event:  Oregon Food Bank, Sorting food and packages

Date:  Saturday, December 8th from 1pm – 3:30pm
Focus:  Food
Ages:  open to all ages with parent volunteer
Spots available:  85
Sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0844adae2ea1f58-oregon1

FREE HOT SOUP!  –  Event Full! 

Winter is upon us and many people live outside in Portland or need access to hot meals.  Let’s show our kids what serving is all about by gathering on Friday, November 16th at 5:30pm to dish up soup to those who need our help.  This is a family-friendly, Le Monde volunteer team event!
Event:  Free Hot Soup! – serving free hot soup to those who need it
Date:  Friday, November 16th from 5:30pm – 7pm
Focus:  Homelessness and food
Ages:  open to all ages with a parent volunteer
Spots available:  40
Sign uphttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0844adae2ea1f58-free

SOLVE, Eastside Cleanup

We will be picking up litter with SOLVE and doing graffiti abatement with the City of Portland Graffiti Abatement team. Please dress for the weather and wear sturdy shoes – bring a reusable water bottle or cup to stay hydrated and reduce plastic use. All supplies and training provided, this is a family-friendly event.

Event:  SOLVE – Central Eastside Cleanup –https://www.solveoregon.org/opportunity/a0C1I00000FESTNUA5

Date:  Saturday, September 29th from 9am – 12pm – complimentary coffee and lunch provided
Focus :  Environment, local
Ages:  open to all ages with parent volunteer
Spots available:  60
Sign up for this family friendly event! https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0844adae2ea1f58-eastside