Students Learn About the Giving Season

EUGENE, Ore. — In the spirit of the season, kids at a Eugene elementary school are giving to those in need. A group of first graders at the Yujin Gakuen Japanese Immersion Elementary School went shopping Tuesday morning for kids in the pediatric unit at Riverbend Hospital. School staff members say instead of a pizza … Continue reading »

Still Time to Donate to Toys for Tots

EUGENE, Ore. — Fire trucks filled the parking lot of the Eugene Shopko Sunday for the biggest Toys for Tots fundraiser this season. Kids got to ride on a truck, and posed for pictures with super heroes after donating a toy to Toys for Tots. Volunteers from Eugene, Springfield and Oakridge all participated in the … Continue reading »

Christmas Tree Sales Hit New Record

MEDFORD, Ore. — Christmas tree farms in the Rogue Valley are already breaking records in tree sales. The U Cut Christmas Tree Farm opened its doors to families Friday. Larry Ryerson is one of the owners of the farm, deeply rooted in family generations. Ryerson and his family have grown trees on the land since … Continue reading »

Package Theft Prevention Tips

EUGENE, Ore. — With the holidays approaching, Eugene Police want to warn people about the risk of packages being stolen off your doorstep. Police say packages left on your front steps, even for a short time, might be tempting for thieves. They can also show criminals that no one is currently home. Police are offering … Continue reading »

Holiday Market Kicks Off

EUGENE, Ore. — The Saturday Market is moving indoors for the next six weeks at the Lane Events Center, for the Holiday Market. During opening weekend at the market, vendors filled the new venue. At this time of year, many booths also add some Christmas ornaments and gifts geared toward holiday shoppers. “There’s people that … Continue reading »

Senator Wyden Delivers Food Boxes

EUGENE, Ore. — Senator Ron Wyden is helping deliver food to Eugene families for the holidays. He was joined by University of Oregon’s “O Heroes” athlete volunteers. They delivered food boxes to families at the Stellar Apartments in west Eugene. Senator Wyden says in a time when giving is celebrated, it shouldn’t just be for … Continue reading »

Kiefer Mazda Gives Away Car

EUGENE, Ore. — Kiefer Mazda got in the holiday spirit this year and donated two cars to those who may need a set of wheels. In November, Kiefer announced its Cars for Christmas charity event. In 250 words or less, the community was invited to write letters recommending a friend or family member who may need … Continue reading »

Wreaths to Remember Vets

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Hundreds of veterans around Eugene and Springfield were honored Saturday as part of the annual “Wreaths Across America”. Although the campaign started back in 2002, it’s been celebrated locally for the last three years. Local organizers say it’s important for the nearly 4,000 vets in this area to be remembered during the … Continue reading »

Volunteer Firefighters Helping Kids

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Volunteer firefighters at the Locke Fire Station in Corvallis each donate 170-200 hours a month of their time to the community. It’s a profession that means long hours and hard work. The paycheck? A love for helping people. “I did a ride along in Eugene,” said volunteer Justin Lewis. “And they ended … Continue reading »

Motorcyclists Deliver Toys

EUGENE, Ore. — Children at the ShelterCare family housing in Eugene are enjoying new gifts today after Santa came roaring in, not on a sleigh, but a motorcycle. The rough and tough bikers, known as “Cruizers for Christ”, have a soft spot. “Seeing all the motorcycles come in, all the Harleys, the rumbling–it’s pretty exciting. … Continue reading »

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