Volunteers Contribute 4,400 Hours of Service in Honor of Dr. King

From sprucing up gardens to packaging food, take a look at our volunteer highlights from this year's MLK Weekend of Service 2019.

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Resources for Those Impacted by the Federal Government Shutdown

See what resources are available if you or someone you know has been impacted by the Government shutdown.

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A Year United Made Possible By You

Our 2017-18 Impact Report is here - take a look and see how you made a difference for kids and families in our region.

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As we head into a three-week temporary reopening of the government, federal employees and community members are still feeling the impact of the longest shutdown in history, ranging from a pause in pay to questions about important benefits and programs. If you or someone you know is currently experiencing a halt or reduction in pay or benefits and services, you can find helpful information by calling 2-1-1 or reviewing our list of resources


Help end childhood poverty, discrimination and homelessness in the Portland metro area and donate to United Way of the Columbia-Willamette, where we have a simple, ambitious vision – to invest in our region’s kids so they are free from poverty, in order to be free to reach their potential.

For nearly 100 years we’ve been connecting and supporting the people, nonprofits, businesses and government agencies working hard to make our region a better place for everyone. We’re partnering with over a hundred of the best nonprofit organizations to focus on schools, families and communities and provide solutions to the challenges created by poverty.  

When we invest in our region’s kids, we free the future. 

After completing our 12th Annual MLK Weekend of Service 2019, we're honored and thrilled to have gathered nearly 1,500 volunteers and completed 73 projects over the course of four powerful days. 

Thank you to our dedicated volunteers, sponsors, staff, and board members for being part of this important event. None of this could have been done without your service and commitment to our community.

Thank you for your generosity. Your efforts have added an incredible value back into our region and carried on the message of Dr. King to serve those in need.