Pearl Buck and the Community

EUGENE, Ore — The Pearl Buck Center in Eugene is gaining ground and expanding in this improving economy.  As Pearl Buck prepares for its 63rd anniversary, now more than ever, the center is celebrating not only their clients, but also the community. About twice a week, Dan Vishny visits Pearl Buck Center to  check on … Continue reading »

Pearls of Wisdom for Pearl Buck Center

EUGENE, Ore —  The Pearl Buck Center is preparing for its 3rd annual Pearls of Wisdom Fundraiser.  It’s a fun trivia competition where you need to wear your thinking cap. Ready for some sample trivia? Question 1:  Dr. Seuss wrote the book Green Eggs & Ham using only 50 words.  49 of those words are one … Continue reading »

Pearl Buck Center Expanding

EUGENE, Ore. — Six years after moving into their new space, a local nonprofit is bursting at the seams and expanding again. The Pearl Buck Center helps people with developmental disabilities learn skills and find work. Clients with a range of abilities do packaging work at their west Eugene facility. One their biggest business partners … Continue reading »

Pearl Buck Center Hosts Fundraiser

EUGENE, Ore. — Dozens of people gathered at Lane Community College Friday morning for the fifth annual Pearl Buck Benefit Breakfast. The theme this year was You’ve Got a Friend. The breakfast is an opportunity to spread the word about the Pearl Buck Center and the free services it offers to those with developmental disabilities. … Continue reading »

Pearl Buck Center Changes with the Times

EUGENE, Ore. — The Pearl Buck Center is getting ready for one of its biggest fundraisers to help some of its smallest clients — its annual benefit breakfast. The center primarily offers services to those with developmental disabilities. Thirty students from 28 families are currently enrolled at Pearl Buck Preschool, enjoying a healthy meal, learning … Continue reading »

Celebrating Champions

EUGENE, Ore. — For some 22-year-olds, waking up early can be a challenge. Not for Bucky Benz. He thrives on independence. At 7:30 a.m., he’s ready to go. With bags packed, he waits for the bus, eager to start the day. But there’s something about Benz you don’t know. He has Down syndrome. Some may … Continue reading »

Special Needs Clients Learn Job Skills

EUGENE, Ore. — From the RideSource bus straight to work, Monday through Friday about 100 clients eagerly come to Pearl Buck Center‘s production area for sorting, packaging and shipping. It’s a well-oiled machine where clients work according to their ability. Take the Yogi products by East and West Tea. Boxes are first assembled and then a … Continue reading »

Pearl Buck Center Hosting Trivia Night

EUGENE, Ore. — Pearl Buck Center is celebrating 60 years of service in our community. Dena Amend, Development Director at Pearl Buck, joined us on KEZI 9 News This Morning to talk about the center’s services and its upcoming fundraiser. The Pearls of Wisdom fundraiser is a trivia night on Tuesday, October 2 at Rogue … Continue reading »

Pearl Buck Garden Becoming Sustainable

EUGENE, Ore. — Touch, taste, sight, hearing and smell–those five senses are coming to life at Pearl Buck’s Sensory Garden, and now plans are under way to make the new garden sustainable. Pearl Buck started planning the garden two and a half years ago. It became reality thanks to donations and helping hands. In June, … Continue reading »