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 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!
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…
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…
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. 🥥🍲🍴