Back-to-School Spending to Hit $26.5B

(CNN) — Summer vacation is winding down in parts of the country, and that means students are getting ready to head back to class. It looks like they’ll be dropping some serious cash to prepare for this school year. The National Retail Federation says a recent survey found people will spend about $26.5 billion on … Continue reading »

Backpacks Given to Local Kids in Need

EUGENE, Ore. — For 15 years St. Vincent de Paul has given away thousands and thousands of backpacks filled with school supplies. On Thursday, hundreds of people stood in the rain to get their hands on one. The line stretched down Elmira Road to the corner of Highway 99. Kids, parents, even their pets waited … Continue reading »

Hundreds Receive Back-to-School Supplies

EUGENE, Ore. — Each year St. Vincent de Paul, along with other local organizations and donations from the community, provides school supplies to students who are in need. Over 100 families lined up outside St. Vinnies Lindholm Center Thursday morning to pick up their school supplies. St. Vincent de Paul is still collecting donations and … Continue reading »

Corvallis Students to Get iPads

CORVALLIS, Ore. — It’s a big year for three schools in the Corvallis School District, where every single student will have access to his or her own iPad. It’s out with the old technology, and in with the new as the Corvallis School District makes plans to move forward with technology. Linus Pauling Middle School, … Continue reading »

Pool Raises Money for Schools

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — Employees at the Max Strauss Pool say they want to show their gratitude to the community for a great summer. On Friday, all admissions will be donated to Oklea Middle School and Laurel Elementary, which is right next door. Staff there say it’s a tremendous effort that truly illustrates the desire … Continue reading »

Project Hope Helps Local Schools

EUGENE, Ore. — Local schools and churches are teaming up to make a big difference for kids. The First Church of Nazarene was at Cascade Middle School Saturday doing landscaping work and painting classrooms. This is the third year for the city-wide project known as Project Hope. The project includes a day of clean up … Continue reading »

Backpacks for Back-to-School Drive

EUGENE, Ore. – KEZI 9 News and Oregon Community Credit Union kicked off the annual Backpacks for Back-to-School drive, Monday. Last year, more than 2,000 kids in the community received backpacks and school supplies through this event. Mayor Kitty Piercy and Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg attended the kickoff event at the Bi-Mart on 18th Avenue … Continue reading »

Teacher Receives $1,000 in Supplies

EUGENE, Ore. — OfficeMax stores across the country gave back to local schools, Tuesday. Thanks to the corporation’s “A Day Made Better” program, more than 1,000 schools and teachers were given some much needed classroom supplies. The south Eugene OfficeMax store surprised Andy Traisman, a teacher at the Village School in Eugene. The 7th and … Continue reading »

St. Vinnie’s Gives Away School Supplies

EUGENE, Ore. — There was a long Thursday morning outside St. Vincent de Paul’s Lindholm Center. Children waited for a free backpack filled with school supplies. When St. Vincent de Paul started their annual school supply giveaway 13 years ago, they helped about 200 families. Now they average between 2,000 and 3,000 children with a … Continue reading »

Nonprofits Holding School Supply Drives

EUGENE, Ore. — St. Vincent de Paul needs your help to get local kids ready for school. The nonprofit wants to give away 3,000 backpacks full of supplies to homeless and low-income children. That will help get them on the right foot when school starts in a couple weeks. “We are sorting out backpacks and … Continue reading »

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