Backpacks Given to Local Kids in Need

EUGENE, Ore. — For 15 years St. Vincent de Paul has given away thousands and thousands of backpacks filled with school supplies. On Thursday, hundreds of people stood in the rain to get their hands on one. The line stretched down Elmira Road to the corner of Highway 99. Kids, parents, even their pets waited … Continue reading »

Health Concerns with Heavy Backpacks

EUGENE, Ore. — Another thing to think about as kids ready to go back to school: backpacks. Doctors say carrying too many books and supplies can cause serious health problems for kids. Kids carry various supplies to school — pencils, calculators, and books — but where do they store it all? On their backs in … Continue reading »

Backpack Drive Looking for Donations

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — KEZI 9 News and the Oregon Community Credit Union is still looking for more backpacks and school supplies for kids in Eugene and Springfield. It’s all part of the “Backpacks for Back-to-School” campaign. You can make donations at any Oregon Community Credit Union or St. Vincent de Paul stores in Eugene and … Continue reading »

Backpacks for Back-to-School Drive

EUGENE, Ore. – KEZI 9 News and Oregon Community Credit Union kicked off the annual Backpacks for Back-to-School drive, Monday. Last year, more than 2,000 kids in the community received backpacks and school supplies through this event. Mayor Kitty Piercy and Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg attended the kickoff event at the Bi-Mart on 18th Avenue … Continue reading »