Northwest Portland Hostel

Centrally Located – in the Heart of Portland

Looking in on MLK Day at the Hostel

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Every January we honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy by hosting our annual MLK Month Long Service Challenge. We invite staff, community members and our volunteers to participate in logging their hours with us so we can display them in our lobby to inspire others! This year we had over 100 hours logged on our ‘Hall of Helping Hands”

For guests we posted drop in volunteer opportunities and invited them to sign up for service while in Portland! We think there is no better way to experience a city than to spend some time really getting to know the communities in need here. You can spend a few hours or a few days working with an organization any day of the month, not just in January or on MLK Day.

We also hosted our annual movie screening where we watch films about pacifism and invite conversation on people in our home countries who have inspired us, given us strength or helped to create resistance models. Popcorn ensued! Thanks to everyone who made it out for the film screening and who logged their hours with us! Also a big shout out to our community partners who welcomes drop-in volunteering making it easy for guests, staff, and neighbors to spend their time in service.

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