Community Event: Friends of Hendricks Park
Nov
10
9:00 AM09:00

Community Event: Friends of Hendricks Park

Come help take care of a park we all love! We will be planting ferns and helping out with whatever Hendricks Park needs that day!

We will meet at 9:00 am at the shelter at the top of Summit Ave (where Summit, Birch Lane and Floral Hill come together). There is a parking area across the street with the access off of Fairmount Blvd. Friends of Hendricks Park provides gloves and tools, but have a limited supply of kid-sized gloves so if you have some, bring them! 

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Make Holiday Cards for the Eugene Mission and Shelter Care
Dec
8
2:00 PM14:00

Make Holiday Cards for the Eugene Mission and Shelter Care

Kids will make holiday cards for the Eugene Mission and Sheltercare! Each bed at the Eugene Mission will have a specially decorated card on the pillow on Christmas Eve and cards will be given to residents at Sheltercare. This is a great way to brighten up someone's holiday! Kids can also make a card to bring home and give to a loved one.

The Springfield Library will be providing all supplies, so you can just show up ready to decorate!

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Happy Helpers: Fall Placemats for Meals on Wheels and fall decorations
Oct
16
10:15 AM10:15

Happy Helpers: Fall Placemats for Meals on Wheels and fall decorations

Today we will be coloring placemats for Meals on Wheels, a service available in Eugene for people over the age of 60 and their spouses who cannot get out much due to illness or advanced age and who are not eating properly, regardless of their income. We will be doing some fall crafting with the residents as well.

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Community Event: Make Ornaments for Womenspace
Oct
13
10:00 AM10:00

Community Event: Make Ornaments for Womenspace

Come join us to help Womenspace make ornaments for their holiday giving trees! We'll be making paper ornaments. On one side, your child will decorate the ornament and on the other side will be written participant's wish items such as "girl age 4 wants a baby doll". These ornaments will go to businesses and other community organizations that want to get a gift for a Womenspace participant.

Sign up here:

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Happy Helpers: Dog Puzzle Toys for Anti-Cruelty Society
Oct
9
10:15 AM10:15

Happy Helpers: Dog Puzzle Toys for Anti-Cruelty Society

Come join us as we make dog puzzles for pups in shelters. Giving dogs something fun to do in their kennels throughout the day is key to keeping them content and healthy during their shelter stay. By making these simple dog puzzle toys, we can provide dogs with a fun activity to help pass the time.

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Leadership Team Social
Oct
5
7:00 PM19:00

Leadership Team Social

Many of you have shared with us that you would like to help grow Little Hands Can but don't have the free time to commit to a board position. With this is mind we are excited to announce the formation of our Leadership Team. This will be a group of volunteers, like you, who may be interested in doing small side projects for LHC like making phone calls or writing a service blog post. Please come out with us and see how you can make a difference.

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Community Event: Mulching and Weeding the Community Garden
Oct
3
4:00 PM16:00

Community Event: Mulching and Weeding the Community Garden

  • The garden is located just east of High street between E. 27th Avenue and E. 28th Avenue Eugene, OR (map)
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Come help the City of Eugene mulch and weed at one of our community gardens! Kids love filling up the buckets from the mound of mulch and working together to carry it where it needs to go. 

GARDEN LOCATION: The garden is located just east of High street between E. 27th  Avenue and E. 28th Avenue

Sign up here to get on the email reminder list for the event and give us an idea of how many people to expect:

Sign up here to get on the email reminder list for the event and give us an idea of how many people to expect:

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Fundraiser at Hot Mama's Kitchen + Bar at Oakway Center
Sep
18
11:00 AM11:00

Fundraiser at Hot Mama's Kitchen + Bar at Oakway Center

Our quarterly restaurant fundraiser is happening September 18th from 11am-10pm.  Just eat at Hot Mama's Kitchen + Bar at Oakway Center (329 Oakway Rd) anytime that day and show them the flyer (either a printed or mobile version) and they will donate 15% to Little Hands Can!  

In order for the event to happen, we have to have at least 20 RSVPs.  If you think you can make it, please RSVP!  You don't have to commit to a certain time, just commit to eat that day with your family or friends!  

RSVP here:   https://www.groupraise.com/events/65118

Get the flyer here:  Hot Mama's Kitchen + Bar Fundraiser FLYER

Thank you for helping us help others!  See you there!!!

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Community Event: Northwest Dog Project
Aug
14
12:00 PM12:00

Community Event: Northwest Dog Project

Come learn about the Northwest Dog Project here in Eugene, Make Denim Dog Toys, and make art work for the dog cottages. 

Dress in clothes you don’t mind getting dirty, bring snacks, and bring an old pair of jeans to make toys out of  (if you have one)

SIGN UP HERE IN ORDER TO GET THE ADDRESS OF WHERE TO MEET AND THE WAIVER TO SIGN! We will email this information out a few days prior to the event.

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Kindness Camp
Aug
6
to Aug 10

Kindness Camp

This summer Little Hands Can is excited to offer Kindness Camp for children ages 3-6!  Kindness Camp provides kids the opportunity to have fun while growing their skills of kindness and generosity towards themselves and others.  

Each day will focus on a specific theme involving a different pillar of giving. We will explore these themes through art, music, and community service projects.  Some of our themes will include:

  • Kindness

  • Caring for our Environment

  • Compassion and Empathy

  • Gratitude and Mindfulness

  • Helpfulness and Working Together  

 

Camp Details:

  • Date:  Monday-Friday, August 6-10, 2018

  • Time: 9am-12pm

  • Ages:  3-6-years-old

  • Location:  Cuthbert Amphitheater, Eugene, OR

  • All children must be fully potty trained.

  • ll materials and a healthy snack will be provided.

  • Prior to the camp, additional information will be sent to you regarding camp daily schedules, what to bring, camp location, etc.

 

Please register at the following link!  https://littlehandscan.org/kindness-camp/kindness-camp-2018

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Community Event: Help the Very Little Theatre
Jul
21
11:00 AM11:00

Community Event: Help the Very Little Theatre

Come help out at the Very Little Theatre! We'll be helping with yard work to beautify this wonderful community theatre. We will also get a tour behind the scenes to see what it's like!

In case you haven't heard about the VLT, here's some info from their website:

Founded in 1929, the Very Little Theatre is a volunteer organization, run on membership power. Auditions are always open to the public, and those interested in other aspects of theatre besides acting are always welcome to work in backstage or technical capacities, such as costumes, makeup, props, sets, or box office.

Sign up to give us an idea of how many people to expect at this volunteer work party!

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Community Event: Superhero Playground Wash
Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Community Event: Superhero Playground Wash

Are you a superhero? You could be! Eugene Outdoors and Little Hands Can are hosting a fun, free, family friendly event where volunteers dress up as superheroes and help wash the Amazon playground. Join in the festive spirit with face painting and musical fun. Families with toddlers and small children are encouraged to participate.

Sign up here so we have an estimate of how many people are coming:

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Volunteer at the LHC Booth at Art and the Vineyard!
Jul
7
11:00 AM11:00

Volunteer at the LHC Booth at Art and the Vineyard!

Little Hands Can is participating in this year's Art and the Vineyard on Saturday, July 7th by running a booth in the Youth Art Arena!

We need volunteers to fill 1-hour timeslots to help Mandi supervise children's art activities, run kindness games, and represent Little Hands Can at one of the best events of the summer!    

All volunteers get FREE admission on the day they volunteer, so you can stay and enjoy the art and festivities after your shift is over!  This is a family-friendly event, so if you feel you can effectively supervise our booth alongside your children, they are welcome to join you.

If you are interested in volunteering with our wonderful organization, and also enjoying Art and the Vineyard, please sign up below!  Fill out the form and we will get back to you prior to the event with your confirmed timeslot and further information.

Thank you so much for your help and dedication to Little Hands Can!

OUR VOLUNTEER POSITIONS FOR THIS EVENT ARE NOW FILLED!  However, we would LOVE for those of you who attend Art and the Vineyard to stop by and visit us at our booth in the Youth Art Arena!  

 

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Happy Helpers: Last Day Celebration
Jun
12
10:30 AM10:30

Happy Helpers: Last Day Celebration

Come for fun stories, songs, and service!  Children are naturally compassionate; let's reinforce those instincts!

Babies-Age 6 are welcome with their caregiver as well as Waterford Grand residents.  A great opportunity for young and old to serve together! No need to register and, as always, FREE.

This week we'll be celebrating this year of Happy Helpers! We'll hand out the friendship bracelets and play in the fountain, so bring swimsuits!

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LHC: Help Around Town ~ Singing Creek Pioneer Garden Day
Jun
9
11:00 AM11:00

LHC: Help Around Town ~ Singing Creek Pioneer Garden Day

  • 92194 Purkerson Road Junction City, OR, 97448 United States (map)
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Singing Creek Educational Center is a local nonprofit dedicated to inspiring children and families toward an appreciation of local history through hands-on interactive learning.

Join Singing Creek Saturday June 9th as they put in their new pioneer garden for the year! They use this garden all year long, for summer camps, homeschool classes and more. The property owners, Tom and Sue, are generous enough to share space in their fenced garden and provide the water, but Singing Creek needs to provide everything else- including people-power! We provide some tools and lots of plants and seeds. 

We'll be capping this event at 20 people so sign up soon before we fill up! Here is the sign up sheet:

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Happy Helpers: Fathers
Jun
5
10:30 AM10:30

Happy Helpers: Fathers

Come for fun stories, songs, and service!  Children are naturally compassionate; let's reinforce those instincts!

Babies-Age 6 are welcome with their caregiver as well as Waterford Grand residents.  A great opportunity for young and old to serve together! No need to register and, as always, FREE.

This week we'll be talking about Dads and making something the kids can take home to their dads.

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Happy Helpers: Friendship
May
29
10:30 AM10:30

Happy Helpers: Friendship

Come for fun stories, songs, and service!  Children are naturally compassionate; let's reinforce those instincts!

Babies-Age 6 are welcome with their caregiver as well as Waterford Grand residents.  A great opportunity for young and old to serve together! No need to register and, as always, FREE.

This week we'll be talking about Friendship and making friendship bracelets for the memory care residents at Waterford Grand.

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Community Event: Catholic Community Services of Lane County
May
23
3:30 PM15:30

Community Event: Catholic Community Services of Lane County

  • Catholic Community Services of Lane County (map)
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We're excited to visit Catholic Community Charities to learn about poverty in the area and do a hands on project to help solve this community problem. 

Kids will be making "Blessing Bags" which are kits with essential necessities such as snacks and toiletries that go to people in need. Kids love putting together kits and this will be a memorable experience for them to do so!

Additionally, if you'd like to bring donations for people in need, they will accept travel size hygiene products, non-perishable food, comfort items (blankets, sleeping bags), clothes for all ages and shoes for all ages. It may be fun to pick out a few items with your kids to donate before coming.

If you will be attending, please sign up here so we can have an estimate of how many people to expect:

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Happy Helpers: Memorial Day
May
22
10:30 AM10:30

Happy Helpers: Memorial Day

Come for fun stories, songs, and service!  Children are naturally compassionate; let's reinforce those instincts!

Babies-Age 6 are welcome with their caregiver as well as Waterford Grand residents.  A great opportunity for young and old to serve together! No need to register and, as always, FREE.

This week we'll be talking about Memorial Day and decorating pillowcases for soldiers.

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LHC Help Around Town: Positive Community Kitchen
May
19
10:00 AM10:00

LHC Help Around Town: Positive Community Kitchen

The Positive Community Kitchen is a Eugene organization that provides healthy food for people facing health crises. Come help out at their 2018 Plant Pledge and Garden Open House.

The garden in at the Northwest Youth Corps campus at 2621 Augusta St, Eugene, OR 97403

More details to come.

Sign up here to give us a number of how many people will be attending:

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Happy Helpers: Kindness
May
15
10:30 AM10:30

Happy Helpers: Kindness

Come for fun stories, songs, and service!  Children are naturally compassionate; let's reinforce those instincts!

Babies-Age 6 are welcome with their caregiver as well as Waterford Grand residents.  A great opportunity for young and old to serve together! No need to register and, as always, FREE.

This week we'll be learning about kindness and painting kindness rocks to take home to hide.

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Happy Helpers: Mothers
May
8
10:30 AM10:30

Happy Helpers: Mothers

Come for fun stories, songs, and service!  Children are naturally compassionate; let's reinforce those instincts!

Babies-Age 6 are welcome with their caregiver as well as Waterford Grand residents.  A great opportunity for young and old to serve together! No need to register and, as always, FREE.

This week we'll be talking about moms and making something the kids can take home.

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