We are a community service based, family oriented organization with roots in agriculture; helping families, schools and our Veterans.
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…
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…
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.
The Florence-Siuslaw Lions Club was founded in the early 1950’s. Originally the Florence Lions Club, it split into two clubs later and then re-combined as the current club. The club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Pacific Pines RV Storage and Park on 42nd Street just off Hwy 101. Lions Clubs International is the largest service club in the world with clubs in 202 countries. Locally we provide low cost or free eye ware and eye care, plus hearing aids to those who qualify. We also support other local charities. We can be found serving hamburgers and hot dogs at events throughout the year!
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…
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.
The mission of our program is to provide support for families caring for loved ones with early stage memory loss. We offer a twice weekly adult day program that includes a structured morning of exercise, reality orientation and failure free activities followed by lunch and traditional games that enable and encourage socialization for persons living with memory loss. As your loved one attends Coffee Club, you receive respite and peace of mind knowing that your loved one is safe, and well cared for by our volunteers. Program is $10 per day and includes lunch. Scholarships are available in order to give everyone the opportunity to participate. Volunteers are needed. People with early stage memory loss including Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Parkinson’s etc. who are not able to manage day to day activities without assistance are eligible.
The Florence Area Humane Society, located in Florence, Oregon, is made up of volunteers dedicated to assisting homeless or abused companion animals in our area.We also seek to educate people about such animal-related issues as cruelty and pet overpopulation.Our operating budget, which includes no tax dollars, is derived primarily from donations and the profits of our Bay Street Thrift Shop.Additional budget sources include fund-raisers, grants, and member dues.
Oregon RAIN serves entrepreneurs in Oregon’s South Willamette Valley and Mid-Coast by helping them turn ideas into high impact, innovative, traded-sector companies that can grow and thrive locally. We connect startup companies to the resources they need to help them start or scale (including access to programs, mentors, capital, talent, office/lab space and more).