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We are a community service based, family oriented organization with roots in agriculture; helping families, schools and our Veterans.

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OUR MISSION The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Lane County is to benefit all youth ages 6-18 by inspiring and enabling them to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring individuals. Over 500 area youth are served annually with over 100 daily visits and 50% of our members living in low income homes. No child is refused membership due to economic status. THE CLUB AND ITS MEMBERS Our Club operates on a year-round basis. By providing programs after school, on weekends, during the summer and school vacation periods, we build the trust of our youth, enabling them to depend on the Club and its activities. A wide range of adult-supervised activities and services are offered, all for a minimal $25 annual fee. If for some reason the youth of their family can not provide the annual fee, scholarships are available. No youngster is ever turned away for…

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) provides a powerful voice for abused and neglected children in Lane County. CASA volunteers work to prevent children from being re-abused by facilitating their move through the court and child protective services systems as quickly as possible into safe, permanent homes.   When abused and neglected children are removed from their homes, they are placed in overburdened court and child welfare systems where they can slip through the cracks and risk continued abuse or neglect. Court Appointed Special Advocates – or CASA volunteers – have the power to prevent this tragic reality. Court Appointed Special Advocates are volunteer community members committed to keeping children safe. They are trained, supported, and sworn in by a judge to advocate in court for an abused child with an uncertain future.

Strengthening Our Neighborhoods Through Lending Founded in 2011, Community LendingWorks is a growing Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that provides access to capital and asset building services to help you work your way toward financial stability. We are also the only CDFI in the region making small business and microenterprise loans of $100,000 and under, offering entrepreneurs both start-up and expansion funds. Our focus is to help you build a brighter financial future. We see you as more than a credit score! We strive to understand your circumstances and tailor our loans to suit your individual needs. Through our loan products, we hope to assist you in moving forward financially – thus making your life and our community better. Through our affiliate organization, NEDCO, CLW offers financial education services not available elsewhere in the…

FACC promotes effective planning and delivery of human services in Western Lane County.

To inculcate the principles of Charity, Justice, Brotherly Love and Fidelity; to recognize a belief in God; to promote the welfare and enhance the happiness of its Members; to quicken the spirit of American patriotism; to cultivate good fellowship; to perpetuate itself as a fraternal organization, and to provide for its government, the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks of the United States of America will serve the people and communities through benevolent programs, demonstrating that Elks Care and Elks Share.

Florence Food Share is a non-profit organization that distributes food, free of charge, to all who are food-insecure.  Our mission is to alleviate hunger in Western Lane County.

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STEP (Salmon Trout Enhancement Program) is a volunteer program within the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) that works to restore and enhance Oregon’s native salmon and trout populations. Since 1981, STEP volunteers have monitored fish populations, restored stream habitat, provided youth and adult educational opportunities, and produced salmon, steelhead and trout for Oregon fisheries. Volunteers have donated money, materials, equipment, and countless hours of time and labor. The Florence STEP Group is located in Florence, Oregon on the beautiful Central Oregon Coast. One of the most fantastic fishing areas and beautiful coast lines in the world! If you would like more information about Florence STEP, please contact us at: Our STEP meetings are held the first Wednesday of each month at 7 PM, at the Florence Elks Lodge, located just off US Hwy…

The Florence Senior Center is a focal point for seniors promoting dignity, nutrition, health and wellness, security and independence, recreation and social services, through the provision of education and information.

The Florence Siuslaw Lions Club is a service club that meets on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Pacific Pines RV Park rec room at 4044 Highway 101, Florence, Oregon, 97439. Our many projects vary as our community needs change, but we prioritize bringing eye care and hearing care to those who are left out of the system because of their income or lack of insurance.  Grade school vision screening is done each year. Along with our other projects and outreach, we also provide scholarships to selected Siuslaw High School students.  Lions Club International is the largest service club in the world with clubs in over 200 countries.  Our motto is “we serve’. We encourage you to come visit us during our meetings.  If you would like further information or details prior to attending a meeting, feel free to contact Mark at 541-999-9104, or Jan at 541-554…

Across the country and in our community, teachers and school nurses have found that in many instances, Monday morning comes and they are forced to compete against hunger for the attention of their students.  More than 18 million children qualify for free or reduced price meals through the National School Lunch Program, the fuel they need to get them through the week. What happens to these children when they go home over the weekend? Hungry and homeless children are a reality in our community. When kids come to school on Mondays hungry, they are often listless, agitated and it is difficult for them to focus on learning.  Children’s Health Watch states “children who struggle with hunger are likely to be sick more often, to recover from illness more slowly, and to be hospitalized more frequently.”  The Harvard School Breakfast Research Summary tells us “children who regularly do not get…

Friends of Honeyman State Park is an educational non-profit group with the mission of assisting the Staff and Management at Honeyman State Park.

The Friends of the Florence Events Center The Friends of the Florence Events Center are an all-volunteer, nonprofit entity created in the early 1990s for the sole purpose of providing support to the Florence Events Center (FEC). This “support” takes many forms, including planning and executing various fundraisers and provision of many volunteer hours. The largest of the fundraisers are the Winter Music Festival and the Festival of Books. Net proceeds are used to fund additional fundraisers and are used for FEC projects as requested by the FEC director. The Friends are run by a board of directors elected to two-year terms, hold monthly meetings, and work closely with the FEC’s director and staff. A cornerstone of the Friends’ annual agenda is the distribution of performance grants to qualifying nonprofits. Grants are in response to an annual application process and total approximately $5…

Helping Hands is an all-volunteer community organization dedicated to providing services, hot lunches and a daytime center for the homeless and others with emergency needs.  Our small but friendly facility provides warmth, comfort and basic services for those in our community. We provide a place where visitors can find assistance and direction to other community resources that are best suited to addressing specific needs.  Our guests are treated with courtesy and dignity by our caring staff of volunteers.

International service organization focusing on children, and locally sponsor the "July 4th Duck Race" We meet weekly at noon on Wednesday, at the Florence Elks Lodge #1858 located on 12th Street one block west of Hwy 101.  

Lane Families for Farms and Forests is committed to harnessing support for Lane County’s rich heritage of agriculture and forestry, two cornerstones of our local community.

WE ARE MCKENZIERIVER TRUST We protect special lands, restore natural systems, and connect people to places they care about. 6,700+ acres under our management 800,000 trees planted since 2009 13 miles of Salmon spawning streams restored