Bags of Love Blog

A New Sponsor: RE*BATH

Don Delaplain, the Regional Operations Manager of RE*BATH, a division of Henderer Design + Build, toured Bags of Love with Sarah Jamieson, Interior Designer, in anticipation of being a corporate sponsor for 2015. RE*BATH celebrated their Grand Opening on Saturday, February 28th, at 315 Coburg Road, across from the Oakway Mall. They have a barrel for […]

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Gorgeous Quilts and Bounteous Bears

The amazing Emerald Valley Quilters (EVQ), who donate quilts and bears each month, bestowed 30 bears and 12 exquisitely hand crafted quilts to Bags of Love in February. The EVQ have been the sole providers of our ‘official’ baby bears, used exclusively in our infant bags, for nearly seven years. The quilters hold their monthly ‘Teddy Bear Picnic’ at […]

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Introducing Our New Social Media Coordinator…

Welcome, Rebecca Farset! Designer, artist and technology expert with years of experience, Rebecca Farset brings great ideas and a fresh perspective to Bags of Love and our social media. Rebecca has participated in a number of Bags of Love events and has a unique understanding of our mission to help children in crisis.

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Christmas in January!

Instead of celebrating the holiday season in December, the Nutrition Service Employees of School District 4J waited until January to have their annual dinner and collection drive. Bags of Love received all of the wonderful items collected, including toiletries, toys, school  supplies and clothes for children of all ages.  Wow! What a marvelous way to […]

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Starbucks Stars

Our drop-in Volunteer FUN night on Mondays, from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the Bags of Love warehouse is always a happening time. However, on Monday last week, Starbucks struck and left stars in the eyes of our other volunteers. “The most energetic, efficient and hardworking group that I have ever seen” is volunteer sewer […]

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Introducing Our New Executive Director – Joanne Raincrow-Gains

Creative, highly organized and enthusiastic are just three adjectives that describe Joanne Raincrow-Gains. Strong marketing skills, combined with a variety of career experiences made Joanne an obvious choice for Executive Director. Joanne’s goals are to “foster an atmosphere of open, fearless communication; strengthen our dynamic team of volunteers and take Bags of Love to the next level,” […]

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Grants and Volunteers Ensure Happy Holidays

Thanks to the incredible efforts of our word-wizard grant writer, Christina Lavender, and the generosity of grantors, Bags of Love received $2,000 from the Eugene Active 20-30 Foundation and $5,000 from the Chamber Foundation in late November and early December, thereby ensuring our ability to meet the increasing demand for bags for children in crisis. […]

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McKenzie After 5 Really Rocks!

A huge thank you to our newest sponsor, McKenzie After 5, who recently presented Bags of Love Founder, Di Barrong, with two checks, each for $1,507. One courtesy of the organization’s Coburg/Eugene foundation, the other from their Springfield foundation. These awesome funds were raised through the rotary club’s McKenzie Cider and Craft Beer Festival held on behalf of […]

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Never Out of Style…Levi’s Volunteers!

“Giving Back Never Goes Out of Style” is Levi’s motto for their employees as they volunteer throughout the community.   For the past three years, Levi’s volunteers have generously donated their time and monies to Bags of Love. However, in 2014 they were even more amazing, raising over $22,000 and giving hundreds of dedicated volunteer […]

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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: Volunteer: Tara Ellison, for her willingness to pitch in and do whatever is needed, whenever is needed. Donor: McKenzie After 5, for their fundraising efforts on behalf of Bags of Love. Sponsor: […]

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