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Below is a list of resources for volunteer and donation opportunities in Lane County.
UNITED WAY OF LANE COUNTY COVID-19
VOLUNTEER & DONATION OPPORTUNITIES
To help address some immediate needs of local nonprofits during this pandemic, United Way of Lane County is actively collecting and sharing information with the community about nonprofits seeking volunteers and in-kind donations:
For volunteer opportunities, visit: https://www.volunteeruwlane.org/covid19volunteer
For in-kind donation needs, visit: https://www.volunteeruwlane.org/covid19inkind
(also known as the Ronald McDonald House)
The Heartfelt House – a beautiful, newly constructed, custom-designed lodge – is home to a 10-room Springfield Ronald McDonald House as well as housing for adult patient families.
Pediatric patient families are welcomed free of charge into their new “home away from home,” enjoying compassionate hospitality and support including home cooked meals, pet therapy, music, arts and crafts, and more. Families will connect and heal in the beautiful new guest rooms, a brand new kitchen and family dining area, game room, outdoor playground, and family-friendly community spaces.
The Heartfelt House had to close down their kitchen to home made meals, but they still have multiple families staying there, and they need to communities help with donations.
They are specifically looking meal donations from restaurants (or gift cards to the restaurants). The families could also benefit greatly from gift cards to local grocery stores.
For more information about the Heartfelt House and their needs, please visit: https://rmhcoregon.org/get-involved/
Lucky Paws Rescue
Lucky Paws pulls unwanted animals from shelters nearing euthanasia. They rehabilitate and give them a second chance at life and place them into loving homes. They take in medical cases, pregnant and nursing moms and those with no chance of being adopted in shelters. They are an all breed, foster based rescue and have fosters who specialize in herding breeds, huskies and pit bulls. They do bring in small breeds, but specialize in large breed dogs.
Many of the shelters they work with are in a bit of a panic as forced closures and city shut downs leave adoptable animals without other options. The clock is ticking for these animals.
Our Kendall Auto Oregon Community Outreach Director, Amy Newport volunteered to be a foster family for Lucky Paws Rescue this past week. She is currently fostering two adorable Chihuahua mix puppy’s. Addison (tan and white male) and Clark (black and tan female) have absolutely stole her heart, and helped her children and their cabin fever tremendously.