Please bring your new or gently used children’s clothes, toys and items to the following locations:
Le Doux Insurance
2160 West 11th Ste. D
Eugene, OR 97402
Farmers Insurance: Steen Jones
783 Grant St.
Eugene, OR 97402
315 Coburg Rd.
Eugene, OR 97401
1241 Hwy. 99N
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
Bags of Love is able to distribute donation barrels to locations in Lane County.
Bags of Love Top 10
These are things that are always in short supply!
1. Disposable diapers in all sizes
2. Socks and underwear for school-aged children
3. Pajamas for school-aged children
4. Long pants for boys in sizes 3-16
5. Baby shampoo
6. Books for children ages 8-17
7. Prepaid phone cards for older children
8. Batting for quilts
9. Small toys for boys, ages 3-12
10. Cash donations of all sizes
Helping Children in Crisis
Bags of Love delivered 140 bags in February!
(valued at approximately $21,965)
Catholic Community Services, Eugene - 1
Catholic Community Services, Springfield - 12
Cornerstone Community Housing, Willamette Gardens - 12
Foster Parent Association - 11
Head Start - 12
Lane County Public Health, Babies First - 6
Lane ESD, Migrant Program - 1
Shelter Care - 2
Springfield Schools, Guy Lee Elementary - 6
SVDP, First Place Family - 1
Treatment - 6
So far in 2015, we have distributed 219 bags to local agencies with a value of $34,105. That's 219 local children in crisis who have been helped!
Wall of Fame
This month we honor some of the big-hearted folks who made it possible for Bags of Love to meet the growing need in our community:
Geir Lefaive who is our current Treasurer and who has been active in many important projects, such as grant writing and organizing a Board Retreat.
Mary and Bob LeDoux who fill in the gaps wherever there is a need for bag supplies.
Sons of the American Legion Squadron 83 who are an active group in the community and are sponsoring Bags of Love as their local charity.
Cornerstone’s Willamette Gardens who distributed 32 bags at a value of $5,365 in February.
Speaking Engagements & Visits
Call Di Barrong (541-501-7536) to arrange for her to speak to your organization/club/group or to arrange a tour of our facility. If you or your group wish to volunteer for an hour or more, we would welcome your help.
Fred Meyer Community Rewards
You can help Bags of Love earn donations just by shopping with your Fred Meyer rewards card!!
Here's how the program works:
Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to Bags of Love at www.fredmeyer.com/communityrewards. You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number (92251).