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KNA Cleanup a Success

So here’s the wrap-up:

  • Total proceeds = $666.44 ($750 collected less total expenses $83.56)
  • 3 dumpsters of mixed waste = 6.73 tons
  • 460 lbs or approx a quarter ton of scrap metal
  • approx a half ton of electronics
  • 10 linear feet of Styrofoam
  • approx. a quarter ton of donated clothing and household items

17 volunteers helped out and approximately 60 households were served

A special thanks to: Loaves and Fishes, Metro, Cloudburst, Metro Metals, Far West Fibers, Total Reclaim, Reflections Coffee (donated coffee for volunteers) Goodwill, Portland Police Bureau, North Precinct and all who donated their time on Saturday!

King Neighborhood Clean-up Day This Saturday, June 4

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for–the day the dumpsters show up outside the police precinct and you can get rid of that clutter filling the bowels of your basement or lurking under that blackberry bush in the yard. The dump rates are reasonable and all proceeds go to charity.

9:00-1:30, 449 NE Emerson $15/car, $25/truck.

Accepted items are: wood, EXCEPT yard debris, electronics, scrap metal, reusable items for donation to charity, household waste, EXCEPT kitchen waste, NO hazardous waste.

Free Street Fair?

We don’t know who thought up the Free Street Fair, or put up these fliers in the neighborhood, but we’re intrigued to see what our neighbors turn out this Saturday.

On another topic, there’s no rain in the forecast for the weekend, so if you find yourself with some free time and want to help out the King NA with some canvassing, we have brochures and fliers for our upcoming clean-up and neighborhood garage sale that we’d love your help distributing. We’re looking forward to getting out in the sunshine and saying hi to our neighbors along the way!

You can join us by stopping by our meeting on Saturday morning, between 10 and 11 at Reflections Coffeeshop (446 NE Killingsworth), or by emailing us, or giving Alan a call at 503-880-6848.

Special KNA Meeting, Canvassing Kick-off 5/21

King Neighborhood Association Special Board Meeting
Reflections Coffeeshop, 446 NE Killingsworth Street
May 21, 2011 – 10:00-11:00 am

Due to a lack of time, some KNA business went unresolved at our last meeting. In order to both clean house and to take care of our neighborhood canvass, we will meet at Reflections. If you are interested in the topics on the agenda or would like to volunteer to canvass part of our neighborhood that day, stop on by! We will go out with information about our association and our upcoming events–primarily the King Neighborhood Clean-Up and the King Garage Sale Day.

If you would like to canvass, you can cover just your block or as many as you wish. It’s a great way to meet your neighbors and to broaden KNA’s participation base so that we can best serve everyone in our little patch of Portland.


10:00 Welcome and introductions. Approval of agenda.
10:05 Consideration of Jim Hansen/Henry V & NNEBA’s request for endorsement of the MLK Dream Run, 2011.
10:10 Consideration of Woody Broadnax’s request for endorsement of the Juneteenth Forward event at MLK & Alberta.
10:25 Preparing for neighborhood canvassing for the KNA clean-up & garage sale day.
10:45 Adjournment.