Clay Street Table – The Waverly Community volunteers at Clay Street Table on first Saturday of every month: preparing breakfast, serving meals, and joining in fellowship.
Clay Street Table is a combined meals program with a stated mission “to feed those who are hungry in body and in spirit.” Tens of thousands of meals of food and groceries are provided to youth and adults in the downtown community on an annual basis.
“Soup”er Bowl Sunday Food Drive – Every year we pile our non-perishable food items on the altar. The goal is to match the weight (pound for pound or dollars for pounds) of the heaviest player in the game (usually approaching 350 pounds). Donations of food and monetary contributions are collected and donated to Fish Emergency Services in Southeast Portland.
The Backpack Program – Waverly Heights UCC is pleased to contribute to the Backpack program that was started at Lincoln Street United Methodist Church. This Backpack program was started by a then sophomore at Franklin High School. She read an article about children that were food insecure on the weekends and were arriving at school hungry, weak and not ready to learn. Since January 2012, 30 food insecure children identified at Parklane and Oliver Elementary School have been given cans of protein, healthy snacks, bread, and fresh fruit and vegetables to take home in their backpack every Friday. Reports are that the children are coming to school Monday ready to learn and are less anxious about not having the school breakfast and lunch program on the weekends. We are excited to be one of the new partners in the community working with the backpack program with quarterly contributions of food and money.
Oregon Women Lawyers Annual Coffee Creek Book Drive – Each year, members and friends of Oregon Women Lawyers collect books that are in good to excellent condition to donate to the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility. The result is that over the past decade, thousands of books have been provided to the Coffee Creek Correctional Facility and to other correctional facilities within Oregon, making a positive difference for those incarcerated.