A Life Well Lived

EUGENE, Ore. — Here in Western Oregon, there’s never a shortage of outstanding high school students, but one girl at Willamette High stands out as a cut above the rest. “I am here, I think, for a purpose that’s larger than myself,” said Willamette High School senior MacKenzie McCausland. Every morning, while most kids at … Continue reading »

Kicking Off “Empty Bowl Season”

Eugene, Ore. — Local artists are lending their hands for a good cause this weekend, hoping to help feed hungry people in our community. It’s the annual Food for Lane County “Throw-a-Thon,” and dozens of potters are coming together at Clay Space to make hundreds of hand-crafted bowls for the upcoming Empty Bowl Sale. Organizers … Continue reading »

Students Volunteer at Sawyer House

EUGENE, Ore. — Students at Emerald Christian Academy went on a field trip Wednesday that staff say will hopefully help them learn about more than just math and reading. Principal Sheldon Eakins says they do a couple of service projects every year, and this is their way of giving back. Dozens of students spent the … Continue reading »

National Public Lands Day

EUGENE, Ore. — Thousands of volunteers nationwide will be lending a hand to help Mother Nature on Saturday for National Public Lands Day, the largest single-day effort to improve public lands. Volunteers will help out by building trails, planting trees, and picking up litter in national forests and parks. Several sites in Oregon need attention, … Continue reading »

United Way Celebrates Day of Caring

EUGENE, Ore. — The United Way of Lane County is hosting its 20th annual Day of Caring on Wednesday, and participants will be able to give back to the community in many different ways. The Day of Caring is a day when volunteers can help local non-profits that are in need of assistance, and this … Continue reading »

Florence Prepares for Day of Service

FLORENCE, Ore. — Kaylee Graham and her mom recently spent a day at the park. A year ago, this was just an empty field, but for Florence citizens, transforming it into a dog park was a top priority. It’s completed now–one of many projects tackled during last year’s Power of Florence Day–a day that 13-year-old … Continue reading »

NCU Students Volunteer for Nonprofits

EUGENE, Ore. — Students of Northwest Christian University pitched in to help the community in a variety of ways Wednesday. It’s part of the annual Embrace the Community Day, and students all over Eugene helped out with more than a dozen different projects. There was everything from preparing the Egan Warming Center, to helping out … Continue reading »

NCU Students Perform Community Service

EUGENE, Ore. — Students at Northwest Christian University are taking a day off from classes Wednesday to go serve the community. This is the group’s 15th annual Embrace the Community Day event. About 300 students, faculty and staff will take part in 15 projects at 13 local organizations, like St. Vincent de Paul, Food for … Continue reading »

Nonprofit Encourages Community Service in Rural Areas

A nonprofit wants to help rural communities in Oregon and the Pacific Northwest participate in service projects this July. Rural Development Initiatives’ Powered by Rural Campaign will highlight ways rural residents are giving back to the community. To help make these projects happen, during the campaign’s month of service they’re offering some extra help. For … Continue reading »