Relief Nursery Receives New Van

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A local nonprofit is driving around in a new ride thanks to a generous donation. Northwest Community Credit Union gave a brand new minivan to the new Springfield location of the Relief Nursery, a nonprofit child abuse and neglect prevention agency. The relief nursery says transportation was an unmet need for families … Continue reading »

Nonprofit Gets Minivan Donation

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A Springfield nonprofit organization working to prevent child abuse will receive a generous gift Tuesday, a brand new minivan. Northwest Community Credit Union is donating the vehicle to Relief Nursery Robin Jaqua Child and Family Center in Springfield. It will help transport infants and individual families to and from the Relief Nursery. … Continue reading »

Duck Race Supports Relief Nursery

COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — When high school graduates walk this year there will be some that have overcome tremendous challenges to get where they are, it will also be their second graduation. The graduates are also part of the Family Relief Nursery in Cottage Grove. It’s one of six nonprofits helping prevent child abuse and … Continue reading »

Relief Nursery Opens New Center

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — The Relief Nursery officially opened its newest location in Springfield on Thursday morning with a special ribbon cutting. Organizers say it’s been a nearly decade-long process and they’re excited about what they’ll be able to accomplish with the expansion. Kelly Sutherland, the Relief Nursery’s Executive Director, says the new center is long … Continue reading »

Volunteers Ready for Project Community

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — On Saturday, Northwest Community Credit Union hosts its annual volunteering party Project Community. It’s from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, August 3 at nine different locations around Oregon. Three are in Lane County–the Brattain Learning Center, Springfield High School and Relief Nursery in Springfield. The goal of the project is to help … Continue reading »

Hop Valley Helps the Relief Nursery

EUGENE, Ore. — Hop Valley Brewing Company hopped on the bandwagon to give back this holiday season. The brewery wants you to put your best square foot forward and help donate to the Relief Nursery. You can sponsor a square for $167, and in return you’ll get a certificate for a keg of beer. “The … Continue reading »

2012 Duck Race: Outreach Helps Families

EUGENE, Ore. — Sitting in a classroom at the Relief Nursery, Fabiola Marroquin tried to coax her son, Santana, into breaking a smile. “He’s kind of shy right now, but it’s not real,” she said. “He’s just pretending.” Fabiola describes her youngest child as wild, in the throws of the “Terrible Twos.” It’s tough for … Continue reading »

2012 Duck Race: Relief Nursery

EUGENE, Ore. — In a way, the Great Rotary Duck Race is the foundation on which the Relief Nursery was built. “We’ve been involved with the Duck Race — really — from the very beginning,” said Kelly Sutherland, the nursery’s executive director. “We’ve very closely aligned with the mission of preventing child abuse and neglect.” … Continue reading »

Eugene Family Gets Big Surprise

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene family will be living a little more comfortably thanks to some local organizations. The family chosen received a free home renovation courtesy of Lowe’s Home Improvement and Metro Multifamily Housing Association “Home of Hope” Program. The family has been living without hot water for months. Each year, Metro Multifamily Housing … Continue reading »