Metropolitan Family Service is proud
to announce the launch of our new program:

Social Purpose Works 

Connecting Pro Bono Professionals with short-term,
high impact capacity projects for Portland’s nonprofits.


Social Purpose Works: Put Experience to Work!


  Innovative Programming

Social Purpose Works is the latest innovative program offering of Metropolitan Family Service. Volunteerism is a key component of a nonprofit’s ability to deliver on its mission’s promise. What’s unique about Social Purpose Works is the intentional focus on using professionally skilled volunteers (pro bono) to tackle capacity building projects for your organization!


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Metropolitan Family Service helps people move beyond the limitations of poverty, inequity and social isolation.


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Oregon Croquet Classic

Oregon Croquet Classic

$38,000 raised for local nonprofits!

Thank you Portland Society Page for the feature, and thank you Classic Wines Auction for continuing to raise funds for our community and programs!!

Thank you to everyone who volunteered & supported this year!

 More than 300 guests were in attendance for BBQ, live music by the Pete Krebs Trio and Jen Bernard, wine tastings, and croquet tips from local experts!  Yes, there is such a thing as croquet experts.
You can read the whole story here.

MFS Community Cup 2018: By the Numbers

By the numbers, MFS Community Cup 2018 ⚽ 2,100 lbs of produce for Harvest Share distribution 800 Attendees 750 Lunches served to children and families 240 mins of physical activities performed per student 108 Families served at harvest share 300 Pairs of shoes distributed to families by AC Portland 35 Volunteers 16 Partners and sponsors 14…


Ted Wheeler Visits Experience PDX

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Visits MFS Intergenerational Mentoring Program

Portland Society Page did a great write-up of Mayor Ted Wheeler’s visit to our intergenerational mentoring program at Sacramento Elementary, highlighting Portland’s status as an Age-Friendly City. From the article: “The City of Portland sponsors Experience PDX, a Metropolitan Family Service program that harnesses the power of intergenerational relationships to address social challenges and promote racial equity…


Thu and Sam

Cooking Classes from MFS Hunger Relief Team

Last Thursday, MFS Hunger Relief programs held a Vietnamese cooking class at West Powellhurst, led by MFS Hunger Relief AmeriCorps member Thu Le, and two Vietnamese community members. They taught parents, students and volunteers how to make Vietnamese salad rolls and peanut sauce, sticky coconut rice, and a Vietnamese chicken and vegetable soup. 🥥🍲🍴

Each family took home a bag of healthy groceries and recipes! Thank you, Portland Children’s Levy for the support!

This is one of THIRTY healthy cooking workshops being held by the MFS Hunger Relief team at our SUN Schools!