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 »

Trashed Glass Turned to Treasures

EUGENE, Ore. — A local business is helping turn potential trash into beautiful treasures. Managers at Aurora Glass, a branch of the local St. Vincent de Paul, say they’ve been around for more than a decade, helping the community divert about a ton of glass from our landfills every month. “Basically we recycle window glass. … Continue reading »

Womenspace Closes Walk-In Advocacy

EUGENE, Ore. — Womenspace, a local nonprofit that helps domestic violence victims, cut a core service this month. Financial woes forced it to close its walk-in advocacy program this year. Staff members say domestic violence is a serious issue, but budget woes are making it more difficult to fight here in Lane County. It’s estimated … Continue reading »