Here are some opportunities to help in Southeast Eugene. If you know of others, please share them with us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will add this to this growing list.
Charlemagne at Fox Hollow French Immersion Elementary School is collecting new and gently used warm clothing for children and adults from December 2 through December 17. Coats, sweatshirts, sweats, jackets, hats, gloves, shoes and blankets are appreciated. The clothing will be donated to families who receive services at the First Place Family Center at 1995 Amazon Pkwy. Collection bags will be available in the office and each of the quads.
The Egan Warming Center needs volunteers for the newly forming South Hills team. Find out when the next training is and be ready to help during the next activation. Donations can be dropped off around 5:30pm at the Episcopal Church of the Resurrection at 3925 Hilyard St, Eugene, OR 97405 each night the warming center is open. They are need of personal items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, deodorant, shampoo etc. in sizes that will fit in a back pack.
Letter Carriers Food Drive: Next Saturday, residents of Lane County can put non-perishable items in their mailbox or in a bag (cloth or plastic) beside the structure. Mail carriers will collect the food, which will find its way to the Food for Lane County distribution center where it will be delivered to those in need. The goal this year is to collect 185,000 pounds. For those who want to donate during the week, there will be bins at all local post offices.
Albertsons will begin selling Santa Bucks (now officially called Giving Joy) beginning 12/1 and running through 12/25, . Patrons can round up their grocery total, or donate in $1, $5 or $10 by taking a slip at the display. Once again, the money raised will be used to create complete holiday meals for those in need.
Safeway: All local Safeway locations will have bags of “most wanted” foods for sale at the check-out stands. Simply purchase a nonperishable item from one of these bags while you check out and place it into a conveniently located FOOD for Lane County collection barrel on your way out. The drive began on 11/1 and will continue to run through 12/25.
Spring Creek Holly Farm Give Back To Schools: Buy any tree from Spring Creek Holly Farm, tell them which neighborhood school you would like to support, and they will return 50% of the retail price of that tree to your school of choice. Trees are $4.00/ft . They are open for the season beginning November 29th until December 23rd, hours are 9:00-5:00 every day of the week. They are located a short, beautiful drive up the McKenzie Hwy. Please click here for a flyer with more information. You do not need the flyer when you go though, just mention the school you would like to support with your purchase.
Ridgeline Montessori‘s Annual Food Drive begins on December 16 and runs through December 20. Please bring non-perishable donations to the school during. In addition to food, other items such as toilet paper and personal hygiene items are welcome. One cannot use food stamps to buy toilet paper, and yet this is an essential household item. With the donated items, they will create and distribute food baskets to Ridgeline families in need.
Camas Ridge Winter Food Drive: During winter break the cafeteria will be closed for two weeks of breakfasts and lunches. Please donate canned and boxed goods to the bins marked Camas Ridge Food Drive, or give money to the office for the purchase of perishable items. Tuna, nut butters, canned meats, and soy milk are appreciated. Volunteers are also needed to assemble baskets on Tuesday, December 17th. Please contact Naomi at email@example.com for details.
Thank you for supporting our community.