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Teamworks, Part 3

This is the third and final installment of the profiles of the people behind Teamworks. Parts 1 and Parts 2 can be found here and here. We’re a team of volunteers inspired by community and motivated to give our time. … Continue reading

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Teamworks, Part 2

“As a species, we’ve evolved to pitch in to work together. It’s easy to get lost in our work, families, and things we enjoy doing. But there’s a deeper satisfaction from contributing to a greater social good. And we all … 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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Government For The People, By The People

“A Government of the people, by the people and for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” — Abraham Lincoln My Facebook feed is filled with political advertisements. They weren’t paid for by the Republicans or Democrats. They weren’t sponsored by … Continue reading

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Don’t Go Through Life. Grow Through Life.

“Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.” — Pauline R. Kezer We grew into the job. Our HandsOn Teamworks team was supposed to pull out the invasive ivy and blackberries … Continue reading

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With Open Arms

“When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.” — David Orr “We welcome you with open arms,” she said as the evening closed. “She” was one of the many Ecotrust employees our team of HandsOn Portland Teamworks volunteers met at Sundown at Ecotrust – … Continue reading

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A Journey With Coffee, Kids And Cool

“I am of the opinion that my life belongs to the whole community and as long as I live, it is my privilege to do for it whatever I can.  I want to be thoroughly used up when I die, … Continue reading

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