JLP CAREs (Junior League of Portland’s Community Action & Revitalization Event) is our home-grown volunteer-a-thon fundraising event. Each fall we choose one day to deploy League members to volunteer throughout the city, partnering with multiple nonprofit organizations in the Portland metro area to support tasks and special projects needed to advance their services to our community.

After the volunteer-a-thon, we invite all to join us to celebrate at the Harvest Soiree.

For more information on the Harvest Soiree – Visit the Harvest Soiree site here.

We were proud to work with the following 15 Portland area organizations for our Volunteer-A-Thon in 2017:

Bradley Angle

Bradley Angle’s mission is to serve all people affected by domestic violence. We do this by placing people experiencing—or at risk of—domestic violence at the center of our services and providing them with safety, education, empowerment, healing, and hope.

Children’s Book Bank

The Children’s Book Bank strives to improve the literacy skills of low-income children by giving them books of their own before they reach kindergarten. To do this, The Children’s Book Bank collects, repairs, and packages used books. The books are then made available to families in need – free of charge.

Dress for Success

Dress for Success Oregon is part of a global movement for change, empowering women to obtain safer and better futures. They provide each client with professional attire to secure employment. Besides physically equipping the client with apparel and accessories, their programs furnish her with a confidence that she carries forever and the knowledge that she can actively define her life, the direction she takes and what success means to her.

Friends of Trees

Friends of Trees inspires the community with stewardship of our urban forest by bringing people together to plant and care for urban trees and natural areas in Oregon and Southwest Washington.

Harper’s Playground

The idea of Harper’s Playground was born in late 2009 and named after its inspiration: 5-year- old Harper Goldberg. Harper is a young girl who loves to play, but because of a disability affecting her mobility, she is unable to use the majority of play structures in local parks. Harper’s parents, April and Cody, founded Harper’s Playground in 2010 to level the playing field for kids like Harper and their friends.

Rose Haven

Rose Haven serves women and children experiencing the trauma of abuse, loss of home and other disruptive life challenges. Rose Haven’s mission is to maintain a safe, respectful community while providing our guests with support and services to assist them in regaining stability in their lives.

Ronald McDonald House

Ronald McDonald House Charities of Oregon and Southwest Washington provides a “home away from home” for families with seriously ill children, and supports initiatives to improve pediatric health.

Saint Child

Saint Child exists to serve young women, ages 14-24, who are in need of support during their pregnancy.

Neighborhood House of Portland

Neighborhood House’s wide array of programs provide comprehensive services that effectively meet the needs of our low-income and senior clients, many who struggle with not just one, but multiple challenges.

Peninsula Children’s Learning Center

Peninsula Children’s Learning Center’s mission is to provide high-quality, affordable childcare and education as well as family support programs that contribute to the vitality of North and Northeast Portland.


CODA’s mission is to treat people whose health and quality of life are compromised by alcohol, drugs and mental health challenges. They do this through patient-centered care, partnerships with other healthcare providers and community partners, and through advocacy for effective public policy.

The Shadow Project

The Shadow Project teams with teachers to close the achievement gap for students in special education, helping them become confident, engaged students who stay in school.

Innovative Services NW

Innovative Services NW provides caring, high-quality services for children, families, and adults with disabilities or other challenges. They support efforts that maximize each individual’s potential while striving to afford life balance our valued staff.

YWCA Clark County

YWCA seeks to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all is cultivated through the strategic application of services and support. They facilitate this mission through direct service, support groups, community outreach and public policy centered around five foundational programs.

Oregon Food Bank

The Oregon Food Bank seeks to eliminate hunger and its root causes… because no one should be hungry.

Abby’s Closet

For some students, getting a free dress from Abby’s Closet is the only way they’re able to attend prom, an important celebration and rite of passage. The mission of Abby’s Closet is to inspire confidence and respect in high school women by providing free formal gowns for prom or other memorable