W+K is partnering with Schoolhouse Supplies, a local non-profit that collects and donates free school supplies to Portland area teachers to ensure all kids have access to the materials they need to participate and succeed in school. As part of the W+K Karma program, we had a supply drive this morning where the quad who donated the most supplies won an extra day of vacation. Volunteers are spending the afternoon today, sorting and stocking shelves with the recently donated school supplies.
About a month ago the Mount St. Helens Institute invited a couple W+K folks to join a hiking expedition into the crater of Mt. St. Helens. We were lucky to be on the list, no doubt because of our involvement with other local, nature-loving ventures such as Camp Caldera and Oregon Tourism. The crater is typically off limits to hiking so it was a unique opportunity to get a chance to visit this incredible place up close.
It was great to meet the people working for the Institute and discuss some ideas of how to better share this National Monument with others.
May 18th marks the 20th anniversary of the eruption and it’s a perfect time to learn about this incredible volcano right in our own backyard. Be sure to check out their website.