Windermere Staff Donate Day of Service

EUGENE, Ore. — Roughly 75 employees of Windermere Real Estate got down and dirty Friday volunteering for Food for Lane County. This was eighth year the group donated a day of service to the organization tending to its 2.5-acre GrassRoots Garden just off Coburg Road behind the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Eugene. Staff, family … Continue reading »

Volunteers Beautify Skinner’s Butte

EUGENE, Ore. — With a paintbrush and shovel, volunteers from the rotary and Northwest Youth Corp offered a helping hand to beautify Skinner’s Butte. “It’s an awesome project. We’ve got groups that are out doing a number of different things. From rehabbing existing trails, down to the big E on the Butte, to fixing weeding … Continue reading »

Home Show Donates to ShelterBox

EUGENE, Ore. — Saturday was the second day of the Good Earth Home, Garden, and Living Show. It’s not just a show for vendors to sell supplies, but a number of nonprofits are benefiting from the show. Crowds of people worked their way around the hundreds of vendor booths at the show all day Saturday. … Continue reading »

Power of Florence Day of Service

FLORENCE, Ore. — Kaylee Graham came up with the idea for a volunteer event three years ago and petitioned the city council to recognize this service day. “It feels really good to know that I have made this and it makes me really excited for what is going to come out of it,” said Graham. … Continue reading »

Group Works to Beautify Local Parks

EUGENE, Ore. — Around 400 people spent Saturday afternoon beautifying Eugene parks. This is the fifth year the City of Eugene collaborated with the Church of Latter Day Saints for this day of service. The city provided the tools and the local churches provided the manpower. The group worked on several parks throughout West Eugene … Continue reading »

Next Step Opens Volunteer Center

EUGENE, Ore. — A local recycling center rewarded its volunteers with a new work space. The recently renovated dismantling center at Next Step Recycling opened up last week. Organizers say so far this year, 300 people donated 6,500 hours. The center says the volunteers are key to fulfilling its mission of reducing the community’s carbon … Continue reading »

Florence Prepares for Day of Service

FLORENCE, Ore. — Kaylee Graham and her mom recently spent a day at the park. A year ago, this was just an empty field, but for Florence citizens, transforming it into a dog park was a top priority. It’s completed now–one of many projects tackled during last year’s Power of Florence Day–a day that 13-year-old … Continue reading »

Festival of Trees Needs Volunteers

EUGENE, Ore. — This year’s Festival of Trees is just around the corner, and organizers say they are in great need of volunteers. They say more than 900 volunteers are needed for a variety of positions to put on the festival, happening Nov. 21-25. Click here for more information if you’d like to help. Proceeds … Continue reading »

Community Gives Back on Day of Caring

EUGENE, Ore. — United Way of Lane County held its annual Day of Caring event all over Lane County Wednesday. More than 500 people took a break from their regular schedule to volunteer, including several 4J School Board members to do community service. School board members worked on the garden at Art and Technology Academy, … Continue reading »