UO Takes Part in Making a Difference Day

EUGENE, Ore. — This Saturday is the biggest day of service in the world, with millions taking part in Make a Difference Day. University of Oregon students and staff are pitching in. They’ve partnered with seven nonprofits around Eugene, including the Arc of Lane County, Greenhill Humane Society and Eugene Park Stewards. Leaders at The … Continue reading »

Springfield Cemetery Clean Up

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Members of the Springfield Rotary Club, Peter Webster and Bill Vanvactor, as well as Ron Rodgers with the Laurel Grove Pioneer Cemetery, meet to weed whack and uncover lost graves. For more information, click here.

Volunteers to Clean Up Byway

ROSEBURG, Ore. – Residents in the Umpqua Basin can volunteer for this year’s National Lands Day. On September 12, residents can take part in the 13th Annual Volunteer Cow Creek Back Country Byway Clean-up. Volunteers should meet at the Island Creek Day Use Area along the Cow Creek Back Country Byway at 8:30 a.m. “We … Continue reading »

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 »

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