Residents Donate Unwanted Materials

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Springfield residents spent the day cleaning up their yards. Saturday was the annual Springfield spring cleanup. Volunteers from the city of Springfield, Nextstep, and St. Vincent De Paul collected yard debris, scrap metal, and just about any unwanted household item. While these volunteers lifted and unloaded car after car full of donations, … Continue reading »

Senior Dinner Receives Donations

EUGENE, Ore. — The senior dinner will go on this week after receiving some last minute donations. Organizers said one local businessman helped raise $3,000 after the dinner was short on donations. So far 500 seniors purchased tickets to attend the annual Christmas day dinner. “We’re really thankful that we have community partners like Mr. … Continue reading »

Lane Blood Center Experiencing Shortage

The Lane County Blood Center is experiencing a supply shortage due to the recent severe weather. Several blood drives have already been cancelled and now the center is seeing a significant drop in blood supply. The center says all blood types are needed. The Lane Blood Center is located at 2211 Willamette Street. It’s asking … 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 »

School’s Flower Pots Returned

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The flower pots stolen from Centennial Elementary School were returned Friday morning. The school’s Girl Scout troop bought the flower pots with their cookie money, but someone stole the pots shortly after the girls put the pots outside of the school. School administration hopes the return of the flowers will help teach … Continue reading »

Donor Gives $250 to Girl Scouts

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Girl Scout troop, whose fundraising project was stolen, received a $250 anonymous donation. Earlier this week, someone stole some of the potted plants the girls had placed outside their school. Months-long work of raising the money, picking the flowers and planting them were gone over night. The girls vowed they wouldn’t … Continue reading »

Thief Takes Girl Scout Flowers

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A local Girl Scout troop donated some potted plants to their elementary school, but someone stole them less than 24 hours later. The girls are first graders at Centennial Elementary School in Springfield. Their troop leader says their Daisy Girl Scout troop wanted to do something nice for their school. So they … Continue reading »

Harry Potter Fans Collect Book Donations

EUGENE, Ore. — While it sounds magical, a local army’s only trying to create a stockpile of books for area students. A group called Dumbledore’s Army of Lane County┬áis behind the drive. The Harry Potter enthusiasts are taking donations for books at Sheldon and Springfield High Schools and Lane Community College. Organizers say when you … Continue reading »

Gleaning Bill to Benefit Farmers

EUGENE, Ore. — Oregon farmers can do a number of things with surplus crops. One option is donating them to gleaners. They come harvest the extra crops and distribute it to low-income families. Right now farmers don’t get any incentive for donating to gleaners, but a new bill could change that. Betty Briggs, of Gleaner … Continue reading »

FFLC Meets its Donation Goal

EUGENE, Ore. — Food For Lane County announce that it had met its donation goal Tuesday, way ahead of schedule. In early February, organizers say an anonymous donor approached them with a challenge to raise $100,000 by February 28th and the donor would match the amount. Since then, organizers say donations have been pouring in … Continue reading »

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