Tag Archives: Community

Because It’s My Home

“I give. Because it’s my home.” — requoted by Melia, HandsOn Portland Program Manager There’s a lot of talk about community. We work in communities, we shop in communities, we exercise in communities, we drive in communities, we worship in … Continue reading

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Which Problem?

“Never worry about numbers.  Help one person at a time, and always start with the person nearest you.” — Mother Teresa Everyday, we read about tragedies and wish we could help. Many of these are problems – poverty, homelessness, violence, … Continue reading

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After The Stretch. Fun.

“Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.” — Dr. Seuss There’s a side benefit to giving time. There are a lot of personal benefits to giving your time to others – it’s a path to connection and … Continue reading

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Teamworks, Part 1

What is Teamworks? In a word – team. Teamworks is a program run by Hands On Greater Portland which helps volunteers build relationships with like-minded people through a shared commitment to a collection of themed volunteer activities. It can help build … Continue reading

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Time To Take A Break

“Take rest; a field that has rested gives a bountiful crop.” — Ovid When our son was quite small, about 13 years ago, after an exhausting week, my wife turned to me on Friday night and said, “Why don’t we … Continue reading

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When I Am Old, I Won’t Care How Much TV I Watched

“When I’m old, I won’t care how much TV I watched.” — Gary, from the Tigard Good Neighbor Center That’s what Gary, an employee at the Good Neighbor Center, told me this morning as I finished up painting over the … Continue reading

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The Trip Has Ended But The Journey Continues

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end” — Ursula LeGuin Two empty gas cans lay on the ground. I found them as I picked up a little … Continue reading

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