BTown Kids is a high-energy, site-based ministry focused on loving kids in North Portland. Every Saturday from June through August the BTown Kids teams go into two of the lower-income apartment communities in North Portland to sing songs, play games, engage, and share love with hundreds of kids in the area. We have the incredible gift of a converted truck and another trailer, which we use as mobile platforms to communicate two things: (1) kids are loved, and (2) kids have what it takes to be successful in life. Each site provides a fun-filled, character-challenging program, which includes: music, a light snack, games, prizes and other fun activities. All of our lessons are created to build character in a fun and accepting environment and are tailored to the kids who come to the various sites. Our kids come from all walks of life and religious (non-religious) homes. It is our desire that everyone feels welcome and has a blast. Feel free to come play with us!
When: Saturday, 10:30 am – 3 pm
Where: Orientation is at Grace Christian Fellowship, then we head over to the sites together. Volunteers must attend orientation.
Guests come from Pier Park, St. Johns Woods and Ridgecrest Timbers complexes. These apartments are home to over 500 families and we see many of the children each week at this exciting site.
2) New Columbia (Columbia Villa)
This is our newest site with over 82 acres of housing and 1,800 people with half of them being children. There are 18 nations represented at this location. (Site is in McCoy Park.)
The day looks like this:
10:30 am: Volunteers arrive at Grace Christian Fellowship for orientation.
11 am: General preparation in the GCF sanctuary.
11:30 am: Teams leave to hand out fliers to remind kids that BTown Kids will be starting in an hour.
12:30 pm: Truck and trailer arrive at sites and begin set up.
1 pm – 3 pm: BTown Kids program. (Clean up begins around 2:30).
If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this registration form. If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com or call the Bridgetown office at 503.664.0653.
Come and love on some kids!!