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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.