For most it would be easier just to write a check for these organizations, while a check does help monetary, we choose to volunteer our time and our skills. This allows us to connect better with the community and not only does it touch their lives, it also touches our hearts by seeing the difference we are making in present time.
"Volunteering and giving back without the expectation of receiving anything in return, gives me joy to see the smiles on faces that have less than me and my family. It is my way to contribute and show that there is still kindness and selfless people out there" - Linda Novrit
"I volunteer because it gives me the chance to contribute to the kind of community and world I want to live in. I know even the smallest forms of help can make the biggest difference and I hope to inspire others to do the same." - Amber Tena
We volunteer by donating our time to help with what they are needing help with, some things include: setting up events for the organizations, helping them with getting their guest registered for the event, painting a room for victims of abuse relationships feel safe in, sorting food for the the families.
We also help create baskets for the organizations to have in their events that get auctioned off. Multiple team members on The Lynne Gately Team have donated either clothes, hygiene products, toys, shoes, etc. to these organizations as it helps the families that unfortunately are going through a rough time in their lives.
Mission: Relief Nursery prevents the cycle of child abuse and neglect through early intervention that focuses on building successful and resilient children, strengthening parents, and preserving families.
Each year, Relief Nursery helps over 1,000 low-income, high stress families in Lane County. More than 93 percent of children served have no reports of abuse or neglect after involvement with Relief Nursery. That’s success, considering that when we first meet the families almost half are involved with child protective services.
Relief Nursery families are offered individualized support, including therapeutic preschool, home visiting, parent education, recovery support, counseling and more. By donating or volunteering, you are helping us strengthen families and keep children safe.
Mission: The mission of Family for Every Child is dedicated to finding loving, permanent families for every waiting foster child.
A Family for Every Child, a nonprofit organization, was started by Christy Obie-Barrett and dozens of dedicated and passionate volunteers. In 2006, AFFEC was formed and developed into an organization focused on finding permanent and loving adoptive homes fro all waiting children. Their intention is to develop programs that assist special-needs/challenging-to-place foster children in finding their own Forever Families.
They started with their first sole project called The Heart Gallery in November 2006, and now they have blossomed into 13 incredibly successful programs. None of this could have occurred without the wonderful support from this community's sources, including volunteers, sponsors, photographers, in-kind donors and many more.
Mission: Parenting Now! provides support and education so that all children are raised by nurturing, skilled parents.
Parenting Now! was founded over 40 years ago in Eugene, Oregon as a grassroots agency named Birth To Three. Since then, Parenting Now! has served more than 100,000 local parents and their children! Parenting Now!, we believe parenting is one of the most important things we'll ever do - not only for our children, but for our community. Our vision is to provide parenting education and support to every parent in our community, regardless of their ability to pay.
Mission: Women Space has been providing safety, hope, and healing to survivors of intimate partner violence for over 40 yers. Each year they serve thousands of survivors and children from our communities of color, tribal communities, LGBTQIA community, survivors with disabilities, men, and the rural communities in Lane County. Domestic violence is everywhere and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, politics, economic position, education, or gender. Women Space believe everyone has the right to a life free from violence and fear of abuse.
These are just a few of their services they provide to the community: Emergency services that includes a 24-hr. confidential crisis and support line, emergency shelter at their safe-house; Advocacy & Support; Children & Youth Services that provides respite care and support to children accompanying survivors while they are in the shelter and/or attending support groups.
Mission: Our mission is to help kids get healthy and be at home.
The John L. Scott Foundation was founded in 1997 in honor of John L. Scott, a philanthropist and community activist who believed in the value of giving back. The John L. Scott Foundation is supported by the generous donations and volunteer efforts of our sales associated and support team members. These voluntary contributions enable the John L. Scott Foundation to help sponsor events that help raise millions of dollars for children's healthcare each year.