Nonprofit Gives Parents a Break

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Great Rotary Duck Race is a week from Saturday and KEZI 9 News has a closer look at one of the five nonprofits that will receive money, using it to help prevent child abuse and neglect. This month, the Robin Jaqua Relief Nursery celebrated its first year in the Springfield facility; … Continue reading »

Ashland Nonprofit Convicted of Tax Fraud

ASHLAND, Ore. – An Ashland-based nonprofit, believed to have ties to terrorism, was convicted in court Tuesday. Al-Haramain Islamic Foundation pleaded guilty in district court. The conviction is for filing a false tax return with the IRS. The conviction stems back from a $150,000 donation moved through the foundation to its parent organization in Saudi … Continue reading »

Interview: Empty Bowls Fundraiser

EUGENE, Ore. — The annual Empty Bowls Sale kicks off Friday in conjunction with the First Friday Artwalk. You can buy a bowl and help feed the hungry. There are 1,000 bowls in all and profits go to Food For Lane County. Dawn Marie Woodward with Food For Lane County joined us live in the … Continue reading »

Hundreds Turn Out to March for Babies

EUGENE, Ore. — People in Eugene joined more than 1,500 other communities around the country Saturday, taking part in the annual March for Babies. Coordinators with the March of Dimes say more than 400 people showed up at Alton Baker Park Saturday morning for the 10k and 3k walks. The mission of the nonprofit is … Continue reading »

Dancers Tap Back in Time

EUGENE, Ore. — Dancers at Flex Studios have been busy rehearsing for an upcoming performance and the proceeds will help a Eugene nonprofit. Angela Dunham dances and teaches. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a major in dance and a minor in business. She also earned a Dance Educators of America certification. “I’ve … Continue reading »

Nonprofits at Risk of Closure

EUGENE, Ore. — The government shutdown is front and center right now, but there are agencies in our community who are always struggling to keep out of the red. Local nonprofits say that with the cuts at the federal, state and even local levels, keeping their heads above water and the organizations alive can be … Continue reading »

Six Local Nonprofits Get Donation Boost

EUGENE, Ore. — Local charities received a big boost Friday of thousands of dollars in donations. Kendall Auto Group presented a $30,000 check to six nonprofits. CASA of Lane County, Womenspace, Greenhill Humane Society, Tamarack Wellness Center, OLSP, and Food for Lane County will all receive $5,000. This is Kendall Auto Group’s second year participating … Continue reading »

Womenspace Breakfast Garners Support

EUGENE, Ore. — It takes community to end the silence of domestic violence, which is why Womenspace is asking for the community to get involved. The nonprofit held its third-annual breakfast Tuesday morning at Valley River Inn to generate support. Participants signed pledges to take a stand against domestic violence. Every year in Lane County, … Continue reading »

BBBS Faces Financial Hardship

EUGENE, Ore. — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lane County found itself in a financial crisis and had to make some changes to its organization. The organization says major changes were made recently to avoid losing the organization all together. The CEO just stepped down, and a couple of other staffers had to be let … Continue reading »

FFLC Works to Raise $100,000

EUGENE, Ore. — Food For Lane County is on its way to get a big financial boost. An anonymous donor will match up to $100,000 in donations collected during the month of February. Food For Lane County has already raised $50,000 so far but wants to double that number. KEZI 9 News Anchor Sean Cuellar … Continue reading »

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