Community Outreach

Volunteerism and Charity

A large part of 107ists mission is to support soccer in our community at all levels. If you would like to apply for funding, or have equipment or volunteer needs, please complete this form:

Gisele Currier Memorial Fund

In loving memory of Gisele Currier an outpouring of donations were collected through various sources and given to 107ist in order to support soccer projects in the metro area in her name. Out of this outpouring of generosity emerged the Gisele Currier Memorial Fund which was first awarded in the Summer of 2011.

Click here for more information on the fund and recipients.

Community Outreach News

  • Our Next Big Community Project Revealed!

    March 27, 2014
    Mike Coleman

    It just seems like yesterday we announced successfully funding the largest project the 107 Independent Supporters Trust and Timbers Army had undertaken to date: Bless Field. It was a remarkable moment in our organization and one that would not have happened without you. However, the demand for places to play the beautiful game in Soccer City ...

  • Opening match tickets raffle to benefit OPI

    February 28, 2014
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    Want a chance to get a couple of tickets to the opening match at home and benefit a wonderful cause, all at the same time? Now’s your chance.

  • Free CPR/AED Training for 107IST Members

    February 4, 2014
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    Can you spare a few hours learning how to save a life? Thanks to Dale Montgomery, now you have the chance.

  • Volunteer Opportunity: End of Season Tree Planting with Friends of Trees

    November 26, 2013
    Mike Coleman

    107ist partners with Friends of Trees and the PTFC to plant Trees for Goals in SE Portland on Saturday, December 7th. 2013 has been a truly special season for the Portland Timbers.  Over the past year we have seen the Timbers go from our beloved perennial underdogs to one of the strongest teams in the top ...

  • Playoff tickets raffle to benefit OPI’s Bless Field

    November 19, 2013
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    Want a chance to get a couple of tickets to the playoff match at home and benefit a wonderful cause, all at the same time? Now’s your chance.

  • Playoff tickets raffle to benefit Gisele Currier Memorial Fund

    November 4, 2013
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    Want a chance to get a couple of tickets to the playoff match at home and benefit a wonderful memorial, all at the same time? Now’s your chance.

  • Reminder: Stand Together Week, August 4th through August 10th

    August 3, 2013
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    Mark your calendars! Stand Together week is happening August 4-10, and 107IST folks will be partnering with Timbers FC to volunteer throughout the week.

  • Vancouver Blood Drive July 26th

    July 18, 2013
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    We know you bleed green and gold; here’s your chance to do it for a worthy cause–saving lives.

  • Volunteer Opportunity: North Portland Sunday Parkways, July 28th

    July 15, 2013
    Garrett Dittfurth

    While we have volunteered as a group for these events in the past, it’s all hands on deck for the Timbers Army to staff McCoy Park with “Intersection Superheroes.” Located just around the corner from the future site of Bless Field, this is an excellent opportunity to show the residents of this enclave who ...

  • Away Day in Bend – June 8 – Come Along!

    May 17, 2013
    Bruce Eaton

    107ist is organizing a Central Oregon away day to view the June 8 match v. Chicago. Central Oregon has a lot of Timbers supporters but has yet to establish a coordinated group like some of the other areas in the state. We’re hoping to bring dozens of TA along to share ideas and help them network ...

  • Atticus Scarf raffle to Benefit Make-A-Wish

    May 15, 2013
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    Want a chance to own a tangible memento from a special day and benefit a wonderful organization, all at the same time? Now’s your chance.

  • Lou’s Ask: Don’t buy wristbands. Donate to OPI

    May 11, 2013
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    Help Lou raise money for OPI’s Bless Field and make a statement about the silliness of auctioning wristbands, all at the same time. Win-win!

  • Join the Timbers Army for Spruce Up the Goose

    May 3, 2013
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    It’s time to spruce up the goose on Saturday morning!

  • Team. Town. TA. (or What we can learn from an 8 year old)

    May 1, 2013
    Mike Coleman

    Team. Town. TA. Say those words, and then imagine what the perfect blend of those three things would look like. If you were at Jeld-Wen field today, or if you watched the videos or took a peak at the pictures, then I can pretty much guess what your vision would be. What we all witnessed today was ...

  • Enter to Win A Jersey from Eric or Joe, Help Fight Cystic Fibrosis

    April 24, 2013
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    Two friends and former Timbers teammates are joining forces to spread the love and do good work together.

  • Reminder–Timbers Army Spring Blood Drive 4/5

    March 20, 2013
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    Every 2 seconds, a person is in need of blood. By simply putting aside an hour of your day, you can help save up to 3 lives. We all bleed Rose City Red; on April 5th it’s time to bleed to save lives.


    March 12, 2013
    Garrett Dittfurth

    On Wednesday, March 13 Portland City Commissioner Dan Saltzman will host the Timbers Army fan group at Portland City Council’s regularly scheduled meeting. The Timbers Army of the Portland Timbers Major League Soccer team, incorporated as the 107ist Independent Supporters’ Trust, is the most rabid and community involved fan club in Major League Soccer. In ...

  • Beating Seattle Never Gets Old: A Benefit for Bless Field

    March 7, 2013
    Garrett Dittfurth

    Join Operation Pitch Invasion, the 107 Independent Supporters Trust and “5 Minutes to Kickoff” for an evening celebrating Soccer City USA’s past and creating Soccer City USA’s future.

  • Community Outreach News, February 2013

    February 20, 2013
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    With the season upon us, we have some great volunteer opportunities coming up and you’re invited to join us.

  • Volunteer to distribute membership packets 1-20

    January 14, 2013
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    Online Ticketing for Volunteer–envelope stuffing 1/19 powered by Eventbrite

  • Shelve books at Cesar Chavez 1-22

    January 14, 2013
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    Online Ticketing for Volunteer–shelving books at Cesar Chavez K-8 1-19 powered by Eventbrite

  • Volunteer to stuff envelopes 1-19

    January 14, 2013
    Joanne Couchman

    Online Ticketing for Volunteer–envelope stuffing 1/19 powered by Eventbrite

  • Shelve books at Cesar Chavez 1-19

    January 14, 2013
    Joanne Couchman

    Online Ticketing for Volunteer–shelving books at Cesar Chavez K-8 1-19 powered by Eventbrite

  • MLS Cup Viewing Party/AC Portland Benefit

    November 28, 2012
    Joanne Couchman

    Join the Timbers Army and AC Portland for the 2012 MLS Cup Viewing at Alberta Substation. This family-friendly locale features numerous televisions and big screens, as well as great food and drinks. There will be a $5 suggested donation, the benefits of which go to AC Portland.

  • You’re Invited to the Harper’s Playground Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    November 2, 2012
    Joanne Couchman

    We’re very happy and excited to invite every single member of 107ist and the Timbers Army to the ribbon cutting on Saturday November 3rd at 11:00 am at Arbor Lodge Park. This is your membership making a positive impact in your community. Come on down to celebrate our town with Harper’s family and friends.

  • Members: Volunteer with Friends of Trees – Stand Together Week

    October 11, 2012
    Joanne Couchman

    We have reserved a number of slots for members and their families to help with the Friends of Trees planting on Saturday, October 13th. This is the flagship event with the Timbers Army / 107ist and Portland Timbers as we join forces to support an organization that is important to both groups on Stand Together ...

  • Harper’s Playground volunteer Opportunity today and tomorrow

    October 10, 2012
    Abram Goldman-Armstrong

    Cody from Harper’s Playground gave me a call last night and today and tomorrow they will be installing the rubber surfacing at the park, and need some helping hands and wheelbarrows. Just show up to Arbor Lodge Park with your wheelbarrow and a pair of gloves and find Cody. While there don’t forget to check ...

  • Final Timbers Army Blood Drive of 2012

    October 10, 2012
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    We know you bleed green and gold…now is your chance to bleed for a good cause: the final Timbers Army blood drive of 2012.

  • Help Capos Help Kids at Meadowood Springs Camp 2012

    September 25, 2012
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    This Saturday, instead of buying a pint or two in honor of another amazing season and your hard-workin’ capo, use that money to help all of us raise a fund for Meadowood Springs.

  • Sunday Parkways August 26th

    August 19, 2012
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    Join us at Sunday Parkways, Colonel Summers Park, on Sunday, August 26th, before heading to the reserve match.

  • TA 7-27 Vancouver Blood Drive A Huge Success

    August 5, 2012

    Thanks to everyone for a successful July blood drive in Vancouver!

  • This Saturday! Timbers Army Art Takeover

    August 1, 2012
    Joanne Couchman

    Art Takeover is a poster show organized by Factory North and the Timbers Army to benefit the local charity Harper’s Playground. Original Timber’s Army-inspired poster designs from 30 local designers/artists will be on display and sold on Saturday, August 4th, at Coava. Each poster will be hand-pulled, numbered and signed by the artist.

  • Thanks, Volunteers!

    July 23, 2012
    Lucas Grzybowski

    Two hours of your time helped get food to literally hundreds of people who otherwise might not be able to feed themselves.

  • Sunday Parkways, SW Edition, 7/22

    July 17, 2012
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    It’s time to put on your volunteer cap and give the fine folks at Sunday Parkways a hand.

  • Reminder: Timbers Army Blood Drive July 27th

    July 13, 2012
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    The Red Cross tells us that their blood supply is low. Help out by participating in our blood drive in Vancouver, Washington, in conjunction with the Timbers Army Northern Alliance.

  • Vote Fernando for MLS W.O.R.K.S. 2012 Community MVP

    July 10, 2012
    Joanne Couchman

    The message is simple:  VOTE NANDO!!!! If you’re a Timbers fan, you probably know Fernando Machicado — or Nando as he’s called by almost everyone. Perhaps you’ve seen him managing the crew at the 107ist merchandise van, or running charitable events for 107ist and Operation Pitch Invasion, or helping to manage Timbers Army game day operations inside ...

  • Harpers Playground park deconstruction update

    July 2, 2012
    Abram Goldman-Armstrong

    Big Thanks to everyone who came out for the Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday work days, we demolished all the asphalt, salvaged about 20 cubic yards of bark dust for reuse, and dismantled the play structure. All told 107ist volunteers worked 125 hours on the project. We turned the site over to Walsh Construction this morning. ...

  • This Just In From Pitch Invasion

    June 21, 2012
    Garrett Dittfurth

    We like to tell people that being part of the Timbers Army is about more than appreciating a team and a good time. When the Timbers Army sings about Portland for 90 minutes, it’s expressing a sense of civic pride unparalleled in North American sports. And that love of town — that nexus ...

  • Operation Pitch Invasion–Bloomington Park 6-30

    June 19, 2012
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    Its time once again to grab your work gloves and join OPI to help make our City’s pitches a better place to enjoy the beautiful game, this time at Bloomington Park.

  • Timbers Army in Exile Share Their Stories

    June 13, 2012
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    Winners of the Timbers Army in Exile contest to win free airfare and tickets to the 5/26 Vancouver match share a few of their stories.

  • Northern Alliance Blog – 6/13/12: Lots of Things Happening Edition

    June 13, 2012
    David Xochihua

    A busy week is coming up north of the Columbia, with soccer matches, viewing parties, a U23′s match, and a soccer fair, plus a PTFC-player related surprise!

  • 107IST Supports Soccer Camp in Haiti

    June 10, 2012
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    Thanks to your membership support, the 107IST was able to provide equipment for a youth soccer camp in Gramothe, near Port-au-Prince, Haiti.

  • Northern Alliance Blog – 6/2/12: Charity Rules in the ‘Couve edition

    June 2, 2012
    David Xochihua

    The Northern Alliance has formed a Charity Chapter to spread the goodwill of the TA and 107ist north of the border.

  • 107ist Pledges to Raise $40,000 for Harper’s Playground

    May 29, 2012
    Garrett Dittfurth

    The 107 Independent Supporters Trust (107ist) is pleased to announce they have committed to raise an additional $40,000 by August of 2012 to add to the $25,000 already contributed in 2011. The 107ist is firmly committed to insuring the Harper’s Playground project remains a community driven effort to provide a playground at Arbor Lodge Park ...

  • Tonight: Harper’s Playground Fundraiser & Match Viewing

    May 15, 2012
    Joanne Couchman

    The Harper’s Playground project is getting close to it’s goal, and the 107ist is working to help put it over the top.

  • 4 Worlds United Soccer Alliance Needs You!

    May 2, 2012
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    Do you want to contribute to the local refugee community? Don’t have enough time for a full time coaching gig? Do you want to represent the Timbers Army for an amazing cause?

  • North East Sunday Parkways 2012

    April 22, 2012
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    We had such a great time when we took the Timbers Army trailer to some of the Sunday Parkways events the last two years that we decided to do it again! Find out how you can volunteer, or just come along to participate in the festivities.

  • Got Extra Soccer Balls? Bring Them to the 4/21 Match

    April 19, 2012
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    If you’re like me and you have extra soccer balls rolling around in your garage, this Saturday 4/21 is your chance to do something useful with them.

  • Portland Timbers and TA Team Up to Fight Cancer

    April 18, 2012
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    What do Timber Joey, Heidi White, Andrew Brawley and over 20 other folks have in common, besides their love for the Timbers? They’re all raising money to fight childhood cancer.

  • No Pity, Just Action Part Deux

    April 16, 2012
    Garrett Dittfurth

    We received this letter from AC Portland today. Several of the 107ist board members will be attending meetings in the near future to further our work with AC Portland. We encourage all of you to check out AC Portland if you don’t already know about them and look out for further communications about how you ...

  • TA Blood Drive Update: Second Bloodmobile Added!

    March 30, 2012
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    If you missed out on getting a time slot for the 4/6 blood drive, this important update is for you!

  • Issa Hassan and Friends Attend Season Opener

    March 26, 2012
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    Thanks to the support of 107IST members, one of last year’s scholarship recipients and his friends had an unforgettable experience on March 12th.

  • 107IST Shares Preseason with Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare

    March 20, 2012
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    Thanks to your support for community outreach and charitable giving, some of Cascadia Behavioral Healthcare’s clients enjoyed the preseason tournament this year.

  • TA Blood Drive Update: More Times Added!

    March 2, 2012
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    If you wanted to donate during the 4/6 blood drive but all of the time slots were taken, this important update is for you!

  • Capos for Kids

    February 29, 2012
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    Students at Nellie Muir had a special treat this year when they had the chance to celebrate Read Across America with some TA capos.

  • Timbers Army Blood Drive April 6th

    February 20, 2012
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    We all bleed Rose City Red; now it’s time to bleed for a worthy cause: The Timbers Army Blood Drive, Friday, April 6th, from 2-7 pm at the 18th St plaza outside of Jeld-Wen Field.

  • Jelly Helm Studio Donates to Gisele Memorial Fund

    January 18, 2012
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    Jelly Helm Studio recently sold a limited run of a special T-shirt design…for a special cause.

  • 107IST Community Outreach Review 2011

    December 29, 2011
    Sherrilynn "Sheba" Rawson

    Being a member of the 107IST means so much more than tifo, away trips and business discounts. Here are some of the highlights of our charity and volunteer efforts in 2011:

  • Thank You Timbers Army, from the Oregon Food Bank

    December 21, 2011
    Lucas Grzybowski

    Earlier this month the Timbers Army brought two groups of volunteers to the Oregon Food Bank locations in Portland and Beaverton, where we packed a total of 30,108 pounds of potatoes and wax beans. That comes out to 23,160 meals worth of food packed in two short hours. Mike Jezewski, our volunteer coordinator at Portland, ...

  • Pilots lose, but Gisele Currier Memorial Fund wins

    November 14, 2011
    Lucas Grzybowski

    The University of Portland Pilots men’s soccer team yesterday lost a bleak 0-1 contest to Santa Clara, but there was a silver lining.

  • AC Portland update: Two chances to show your support

    November 12, 2011
    Roger Anthony

    November is a big month of AC Portland, with two open-to-the-public-but-especially-to-the-Timbers-Army events on the schedule. To refresh memories, AC Portland is an after-school program from grade-school kids ranging from Grades 3-8. Kids take part in two-sets of school curricula focused on literacy, health and nutrition – and supplement that with some small-scale recreational soccer. ...

  • See AC Portland kids in action!

    November 4, 2011
    Roger Anthony

    In October, those of you who made it out to the “Fall Frenzy” at adidas saw kids from seven Portland-area grade schools pursuing their joy – and the always-elusive soccer ball – under the watchful eyes of several Timbers Army coaches. On Thursday, Nov. 17, you can see them compete on an entirely ...

  • AC Portland in action at adidas Village

    October 20, 2011
    Roger Anthony

    Grade-schoolers show of a little learnin’ and a few moves

  • TOPSoccer program opens on East Side – with assists from TA/107ist

    October 10, 2011
    Roger Anthony

    With a little help from the Timbers Army, the Portland-area’s second TOPSoccer program opened during the last week of September at Beverly Cleary School on Northeast 33rd Av enue. TOPSoccer is a year-round program for young players with disabilities. It’s designed to let kids from 4-19 feel the joy of playing soccer. Any ...

  • Help Capos help kids at Meadowood Springs

    October 6, 2011
    Roger Anthony

    It’s been an amazing year for all of us in and around the Timbers Army.   As your capos, we’d like to thank every single soul who joined us in the North End and helped the greatest football supporters the world has ever seen create a summer of magic. Before the season slips away, we’ve got one ...

  • A right proper use for that Smartyphone of yours

    September 14, 2011
    Roger Anthony

    Want to help some kids do better in school?  Want to introduce some boys and girls to the joy and magic of soccer?  Well, we’ve made it easy for you.  On Friday night, Jeld-Wen is teaming with the Timbers Army to raise friends and funds for AC Portland.  Launched this spring, AC Portland is a supplementary ...

  • Meet Alex Segovia and Rubio Mendez-Rubin

    August 31, 2011
    Garrett Dittfurth

    In August of 2011 the 107ist board decided to award two scholarships to two exceptional young men Alex Segovia and Rubio Mendez-Rubin whom after years of hard of dedication both young men earned an incredible honor to study and train at the IMG Academy as two of the top 40 U-16 players in the United ...

  • Timbers Army Packs Peas & Pasta at Oregon Food Bank

    August 30, 2011
    Lucas Grzybowski

    Over 80 Timbers Army members volunteered at the Oregon Food Bank on Saturday morning, and a great time was had by all, young and old. Each volunteer was responsible for packing roughly 500 servings of food that will benefit those in need, and all in only two hours of work.

  • Timber Army Raises Scarves, Money For Playground Project

    August 16, 2011
    Garrett Dittfurth

    Members of the Timbers Army will present a check for $20,375 to Cody Goldberg of Harper’s Playground prior to the Aug. 20 match between the Portland Timbers and Vancouver Whitecaps at Jeld-Wen Field. Gametime is 7 p.m.

  • Pitch Invasion picks up steam, tears up pavement

    July 25, 2011
    Lucas Grzybowski

    OPI teamed up with AC Portland, Depave and the 107 Independent Supporters Trust to begin removing a 4,000 sq ft blacktop surface at James John Elementary School in North Portland. The ultimate goal is to install a mini soccer pitch, among new greenspace that will include trees and a grass berm-amphitheater.

  • AC Portland Work Parties: A call to arms (and legs and hands and backs)

    July 14, 2011
    Roger Anthony

    The first of three work parties at James John Elementary School, which will transform part of the school’s blacktop playground into a small soccer field as part of the AC Portland program, will be held this weekend starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday July 16th. Find out how you can be part of this exciting ...

  • AC Portland launch strikes gold

    July 14, 2011
    Roger Anthony

    Phase One of the AC Portland project kicked off Friday morning with a breakfast ceremony at the St. Johns Pub and a brief excursion to James John Elementary School, where the first Advantage Centers site will begin taking shape this weekend.

  • AC Portland project kicks off with help from us

    July 6, 2011
    Roger Anthony

    The after-school program mixes soccer with scholastics

  • GREEN IS THE COLOR: Operation Pitch Invasion Wants You!

    June 29, 2011
    Joanne Couchman

    You say you want to help keep the energy flowing in the Eternal Golden Triangle of Team/Town/TA? You say you want to be buried in Timbers green, that you know you are and are sure you are Rose City till you die, that you’re a true supporter for ever more? Well, this is your ...

  • NoPo Sunday Parkways – Come help, come have fun

    June 20, 2011
    Joanne Couchman

    We had such a great time when we took the Timbers Army trailer to some of the Sunday Parkways events last year that we decided to do it again! So, who wants to join us? Find out how you can attend as a Timbers Army Volunteer, or just come along to participate in the ...

  • TA/107ist begin AC Portland rollout

    June 10, 2011
    Roger Anthony

    Campaign begins for soccer/scholastics project

  • 107ist joins Advantage Centers campaign

    May 23, 2011
    Roger Anthony

    The 107ist Board has agreed to join adidas and the Portland Timbers in supporting an ambitious and exciting project that will use soccer as part of an after-school program focused on elementary students in the Portland area.

  • St. Baldrick’s Day with Timber Joey: Shave for the cure

    April 6, 2011
    Joanne Couchman

    Next month, Timber Joey and 107ist Board member Sean Moran will be leading the Timbers Army into the fight against children’s cancer when they both have their heads shaved as part of St. Baldrick’s Day.

  • Friends of Trees

    March 1, 2011
    Joanne Couchman

    Even though Timber Joey slices a disk off of the end of a log every time the Timbers score, we all love trees! A large group of Timbers Army members gather at least once a year to work for Friends of Trees in Portland neighborhoods. Check out the write-up about our recent efforts with Friends ...

  • OPB

    December 21, 2010
    Joanne Couchman

    The Timbers Army has volunteered at Oregon Public Broadcasting television and radio membership drives, taking pledges, answering questions and getting to know the public broadcasting community. In 2008, the Timbers Army was recognized by OPB for their fund raising efforts with a listing in the Top 10 Call-Out Fundraisers list.