Donate Cans and Bottles for a Scholarship

Don’t want to deal with the hassle of returning cans and bottles to the store? Want to support local teens toward higher education? Now, you can do both!  Volunteers of America is now accepting cans and bottles to be used toward a scholarship fund.

The money collected from the cans and bottles will go to the Al Forthan Memorial Recovery Scholarship Fund.  The scholarship honors Al Forthan, the first alumnus to work at the Men’s Residential Center.  This year VOA will be awarding three $1,000 scholarships – one to a Jefferson senior, one to a Centennial senior, and one to a senior from the other Portland Public high schools.  The scholarship honors the amazing work that Al did. It encourages students to explore both how addiction has impacted our communities and schools and possible solutions.

To participate, drop off clean cans and bottles at the Volunteers of America (VOA) Men’s Residential Center at 2318 NE MLK Jr. Blvd between Sacramento and Brazee. VOA cannot accept “Store Brand” labels or cans that are smashed or flattened. The office is open 24 hours a day.

Call Julia at 503-802-0299 for more information.