Portland State of Mind: Day of Service
Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 8:30am to Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 1:30pm
Portland State of Mind: Day of Service

What: Portland State of Mind Day of Service

When: Saturday, October 19, 2019 from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Where: Smith Memorial Student Union (SMSU) Parkway North, room 101, 1825 SW Broadway

Cost: Free with registration. Register here.

Contact: Melia Tichenor,, 503-725-8132

Portland State of Mind Day of Service
Join together for a fun and engaging campus-wide day of service while exploring the interconnectedness of issues facing our community. From health & wellness to sustainability, from food security to literacy, from houseless youth to aging in isolation, our ability to tackle community needs effectively requires us to find where root causes overlap, where solutions intersect, and how we can work together across issue areas to build a brighter future. 

Portland State of Mind Day of Service invites you to dig into a day of community engagement and conversation in support of issues and community organizations both on and off campus. Join us for morning reflections and a short kick off, meet your service project leads, and head off across campus and the into the city for a couple hours of hands-on volunteering. Afterwards, we'll reconvene at PSU for lunch (provided) and engaging conversation across service groups to explore the interconnectedness of the issues addressed at our service sites and reflect on how we can continue to live our motto: Let knowledge serve the city. 

Serve on one of the following Service Projects:

  • Dig in to the PSU Gardens with the Student Sustainability Center
  • Support the the PSU Food Pantry with its education and outreach efforts
  • Decorate place mats for Meals on Wheels' Thanksgiving meal delivery for homebound seniors
  • Spruce up the family areas at the Ronald McDonald House Charities' "home away from home" for families of seriously ill or injured children who are being treated at nearby hospitals and medical facilities
  • Learn more about Outside the Frame's filmmaking programs for homeless youth and help them flyer for their biggest screening of the year
  • Prep donations for resale at the Portland ReStore to support the housing programs of Habitat for Humanity
  • Clean books for kids with the Children's Book Bank

Transportation via car or public transit to off-campus sites is provided. Come dressed in closed-toed shoes and clothes you don't mind getting a bit dirty, and bring a water bottle to keep you hydrated.

Learn about more ways to engage in the community while connecting with others from across campus at this annual service day! Portland State of Mind Day of Service is organized by PSU's Student Community Engagement Center, empowering students to engage with communities to create positive social change. 

Participating campus and community partner sites include: The Student Sustainability Center & PSU Orchard, Food Pantry, Meals on Wheels People, Ronald McDonald House Charities, Outside the Frame, Habitat for Humanity and the Children's Book Bank and more!

This event is hosted by the PSU's Student Community Engagement Center, part of the Student and Activities & Leadership Programs (SALP)

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