Ninkasi to Raise Money for New Skatepark

EUGENE, Ore. — With just more than a month to reach their fundraising goal, supporters of a local skate park need your help to raise the cash. They’re still $240,000 short. But Monday night Ninkasi Brewing will donate 25 percent of its pint sales to the project, which would build the skatepark under the Washington-Jefferson … Continue reading »

Fundraising Using Social Media

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Book after book line the shelves at Thurston High School’s library, but there’s one title in particular Hannah Doyle is trying to find. “I’m looking to see if they have a copy of Beloved by Toni Morrison,” she said. It’s not in fiction. We then try a reserved area for school book … Continue reading »

Silent Auction Supports a Local Woman

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Residents held a silent auction Sunday in support of a local woman suffering from a life-altering illness. Jennifer LeCompte suffers from Trigeminal Neuralgia, a illness that severe pain on one side of her face. The illness and a series of brain surgeries make her unable to work, so friends organized a fundraiser … Continue reading »

Businesses Raise Money for Local Family

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Local Springfield businesses are teaming up to raise money for the Guzman Family. The family lost their 8-year-old son, Yonic, in a car crash in Albany in early January. Both stores and restaurants in the Paramount Center strip mall are raffling off a variety of prizes including gift certificates, flowers, and pedicures. … Continue reading »

Pints for a Cause Benefits Wattiers

EUGENE, Ore. — Ninkasi Brewing is holding a fundraiser for the Wattiers Monday. Lane County sheriff’s deputy Drew Wattier and his wife Michelle were critically injured in a hit-and-run accident in Mexico back in November. On Monday, 25 percent of all money raised at Ninkasi will go to the Wattier Medical Fund. Pints for a … Continue reading »

Trips for Kids-CAT Fundraises with Film

EUGENE, Ore. — The David Minor Theater on 5th Ave. helped out a local organization on Saturday. People filed into the theater that afternoon in support of Trips for Kids-CAT, a mountain biking group for children. The day included a modern bike movie, local beer, food and good company. The group’s mission is to get … Continue reading »

Ex-Convicts Pay it Forward for Wattiers

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s a happening place for biscuits and gravy. Cinnamon rolls, too! You can’t miss the Streets Cart at West 6th Avenue and Lincoln Street in downtown Eugene. The big red cart is getting ready to celebrate one year in business. “I guess in a nutshell what we are about, other than good food, … Continue reading »

Fundraiser for Wattiers Breaks the Bank

EUGENE, Ore. — Dozens of gym goers sweated it out for a good cause Saturday morning. Now a Lane County deputy and his wife have even more help on their side. Drew and Michelle Wattier were victims of a hit-and-run crash while vacationing in Mexico. Both are in stable but serious condition. Michelle has started … Continue reading »

Local Gym Holding Wattier Fundraiser

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — If you’re looking for ways to help a Lane County deputy and his wife who are recovering from a hit-and-run, International Fitness at Gateway Mall is holding a fitness class fundraiser Saturday, Dec. 29. The gym is asking for a suggested donation of $10 per class. All proceeds will go to the … Continue reading »

Honor Flight Fundraiser Successful

EUGENE, Ore. — A fundraiser to send local World War II veterans on an honor flight proved successful. There was a huge turnout for Sunday’s spaghetti dinner at the Veterans building in Eugene. The South Willamette Valley Honor Flight is organizing a trip for 28 veterans in October. Many veterans showed up for the dinner, … Continue reading »

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