Each summer, Groundwork Portland’s youth Green Teams develop jobs skills, leadership and build awareness of environmental and social justice issue through brownfield redevelopment, watershed restoration, environmental stewardship, and environmental career exposure.
This year, we had more than 50 young people interested in the Green Team, but had limited funding for only 14. The Green Team just began their work to clean up and restore schools, community gardens, and public parks in their neighborhoods. So far, they have completed restoration projects at Kelley Point Park in North Portland and Metro Natural Area in East Portland. Each Green Team member is paid a modest stipend for their hard work.
The Green Team made a cobble stone path for the King Neighborhood Association.
To continue this important work in our community, we are reaching out to you. Groundwork Portland and the Green Team participants need your financial support, as your contributions make this program possible. Our goal is to raise an additional $5,000 to sustain the Green Team program through the entire summer.
The best way that you can help to support Green Team is to become a monthly sustainer, or a one-time donor. Monthly contributions are automatically made to Groundwork Portland from your checking account or credit card. Donations can be made via the Groundwork Portland website or over the phone at (503) 662-2590. Your donations are tax deductible.
Become a Team Sponsor:
For $50- Become a Green Team Sustainer
$100 – Sponsors gear for a Green Team youth
$250 – Provides field trips for an entire Green Team
$500 – Offers a summer work stipend for one youth
(You are welcome to donate any amount you would like.)
We are deeply appreciative of any support you are able to provide. Thank you again for your time and generosity, and best wishes from all of us at Groundwork!