Operation Nightwatch is a non-sectarian night ministry of friendship and community
that has been serving Portland’s street population since 1981.
Whereas other agencies exist to provide services such as housing, food, and clothing to the homeless, low-income, and mentally ill, ONW’s unique vision is that these populations also suffer from simple social isolation. Our simple mission is to reach out to them, nurturing relationship.
We welcome each person who comes to us, just as they are. No one is required to conform to any particular belief or faith practice in order to receive our services.
LOOKING FOR TUNA TEAM MEMBERS
With the beginning of the new year we will be reorganizing our Tuna Team, that group of volunteers that provides tuna sandwiches for our downtown Hospitality Center. Team members work on weekly rotation, so any one member only has the responsibility for sandwich-making every 6-7 weeks. Sandwiches are typically made at home, and can either be dropped off or we can pick them up. We can even provide the supplies or reimburse team members for expenses.
If you would be interested in serving on our next Tuna Team rotation (which will run from January through April), please call/text (503- 220-0438) or email us at
December Means Christmas Parties!
On Friday, December 16, we will be hosting our annual Christmas Party at our Downtown Hospitality Center during regular hours, 7:00 to 11:00 p.m. On Saturday, December 17, we will then be celebrating with the guests at our SE Hospitality Center from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m.
The downtown party will be hosted by our Board of Directors. All volunteers and Nightwatch supporters are invited to attend as the Board’s guests, and to enjoy the evening with Nightwatch friends.
(We also welcome any contributions to offset expenses. Simply designate ―”Christmas Party” on any donations.)
New Seasons / Timbers-Thorns Offer This Week's GiveGuide Incentives
Hey! By the end of last week we had raised 30% of our GiveGuide campaign goal of $25,000. (In terms of absolute dollars, we are now #1 in fundraising in our "Human Services" category, and #7 among ALL the GiveGuide nonprofits!) Now let's make sure we get the rest in hand by December 31's deadline.
This week the campaign is offering incentives on both Tuesday and Thursday to encourage giving.
Donate $10 or more to Nightwatch on Tuesday, November 15, and be enrolled to win a $100 New Seasons gift card. We will get the card promptly to the winning individual so s/he will have it for Thanksgiving dinner shopping.
Donate $10 or more on Thursday, November 17, and you may be the winner of 4 Timbers tickets, 10 Thorns tickets, signed jerseys from both teams, and Timber Joe will visit the school of your choice.
The site to make a donation is www.giveguide.org. Find Operation Nightwatch in the "Human Services" caregory.