Hundreds Pick Up Toys for Tots Gifts

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Hundreds of people lined up Saturday morning for the annual Toys for Tots giveaway. Families received tickets Friday, but were still lined up at 8:00 a.m. outside the Springfield Armory. Inside, volunteers helped them pick out toys and stocking stuffers, all donations from community toy drives. Many receiving gifts said they’re very … Continue reading »

Children Hurt in Bounce House Accident

South Glens Falls, N.Y. (CNN) — Two boys are in the hospital with serious injuries after a strong gust of wind blew an inflatable bounce house off the ground while they were in it. The house broke loose from its stakes. When it was about 15 feet off the ground, the boys tumbled out. One … Continue reading »

Secondhand Toy Store Opens in Eugene

EUGENE, Ore. — Some older toys are getting new life at a brand new toy shop in Eugene. Replay Toys and Collectibles opened up last month along East 18th Avenue. The owner spent months creating an inventory of used products for his shelves, many of which also happen to be second-hand. He says the store … Continue reading »

Rewarding Kids for Donating Toys

EUGENE, Ore.– Local children got a reward for giving to Toys for Tots Sunday. Anyone donating a toy got to take a ride in a fire truck or a police car. It’s an annual fundraiser for Toys for Tots and brings together police and fire departments from Eugene, Springfield, and Oakridge. The event’s not only … Continue reading »

Family Holds Toy Drive for Hospital

EUGENE, Ore. — A local family is getting ready for their annual toy drive happening Friday during the Willamette High School football game. It’s called Jilly Bug’s Toys for Hugs, it and collects toys for kids at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland. The family started the toy drive three years ago after their daughter, who … Continue reading »

Interview: 2013 Block Kids Competition

EUGENE, Ore. — Creativity and construction is the running theme behind a free kids competition happening next weekend. Students in first through sixth grade can sign up for the annual 2013 Block Kids Competition. The event is cosponsored by the National Association of Women in Construction and the Science Factory. Emily Shelton with the Science … Continue reading »

Marines Prep for Toy Distribution

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Toys for Tots will get handed out Saturday. Distribution is at Maple Elementary in Springfield. So Marines and volunteers are busy Friday filling the school with all the donations we collected over the past few weeks. It’s a lot of work for a lot of good. “We have about 40,000 toys. That … Continue reading »

Big Response at Last All-Day Toy Drive

EUGENE, Ore. — Tuesday’s Toys for Tots toys drive response rivaled what we saw last week at the Mohawk Bi-Mart. Since it was cold and drizzly for most of the afternoon, a popular form of donation was nicknamed “The Drive-by.” A lot of people just pulled up in front of the donation tent and unloaded … Continue reading »

Sanipac Builds Bikes for Christmas

EUGENE, Ore. — Lots of us might remember wanting a new bike for Christmas, and thanks to several local organizations that wish can come true for more children than ever before. KEZI 9 News photojournalist Kathleen Spencer takes a look at Sanipac’s efforts to build bikes for kids in need.