Community Event: Paint the Whale at Skinner Butte Park!
Jun
20
10:00 AM10:00

Community Event: Paint the Whale at Skinner Butte Park!

We had so much fun painting the whale last summer and it’s time to do it again!

Have you seen the whale at Skinner Butte Park? It’s down by Lamb Cottage just a little bit southeast of the main playground. 

Dress in clothes that you don't mind getting paint on and come ready to paint!

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Community Event: Help at the Very Little Theatre!
Jul
8
10:00 AM10:00

Community Event: Help at the Very Little Theatre!

Come help out at the Very Little Theatre! We'll be helping with whatever they need us to do to help this wonderful community theatre. Last year we got to spray down and dust the folding chairs to get them all ready for the next performance. 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: Park Hero Playground Wash
Jul
12
10:00 AM10:00

Community Event: Park Hero Playground Wash

Save the day! Come be a park hero! Make the playground sparkling clean with your Super Powers!

We'll be giving the playground at RiverPlay Discovery Village a good scrub so bring your super hero costume (optional) and super hero powers (not optional) and be prepared to get wet!

FREE, as usual. Supplies and snacks provided. Superhero costumes encouraged but not required. Recommended for all ages. Please register here:

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Kindness Camp 2019
Jul
15
to Jul 19

Kindness Camp 2019

Session 1: July 15-19 is for children ages 6-8

This session runs Monday July 15 through Friday July 19 from 9am-12pm.

Kindness Camp gives your child the opportunity to have fun while growing their skills of kindness and generocity towards themselves and others. Children will explore a different pillar of giving each day through play, art, music, and a community service project.

A daily healthy snack and a T-Shirt will be included. Camp will tentatively be held at the Cuthbert Amphitheater, but the location is subject to change if the summer concert schedule conflicts.

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Kindness Camp 2019
Aug
5
to Aug 9

Kindness Camp 2019

Session 1: August 5-9 is for children ages 4-5

This session runs for five mornings: Monday August 5 through Friday August 9 from 9am-12pm.

Kindness Camp gives your child the opportunity to have fun while growing their skills of kindness and generocity towards themselves and others. Children will explore a different pillar of giving each day through play, art, music, and a community service project.

A daily healthy snack and a T-Shirt will be included. Camp will tentatively be held at the Cuthbert Amphitheater, but the location is subject to change if the summer concert schedule conflicts.

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Happy Helpers: Make cards for Operation Gratitude
May
21
10:15 AM10:15

Happy Helpers: Make cards for Operation Gratitude

To honor Memorial Day we will be making cards for Operation Gratitude who send Care Packages, with ‘thank you’ cards included, to new recruits, troops, veterans and first responders. For Care Package recipients these letters, notes, and drawings are among the most cherished items in their box. Please help us thank these brave men and women.

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Happy Helpers: Cards for Hospitalized Kids and Bird Seed Cookies to celebrate Spring
May
14
10:15 AM10:15

Happy Helpers: Cards for Hospitalized Kids and Bird Seed Cookies to celebrate Spring

Cards for Hospitalized Kids (CFHK) is an internationally recognized charitable organization that spreads hope, joy & magic to hospitalized kids across America through uplifting, handmade cards. Come help us spread this hope and joy on Tuesday 14th by making some cheerful spring cards for this amazing organization. We will also be making some fun seed cookies to spread some joy to the birds in our community.

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Community Event: Catholic Community Services of Lane County
May
10
4:00 PM16:00

Community Event: Catholic Community Services of Lane County

  • Catholic Community Services of Lane County (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We're excited to visit Catholic Community Services of Lane County 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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Community Event: Gardening with Waterford Grand #JoinHandsDay
May
4
2:00 PM14:00

Community Event: Gardening with Waterford Grand #JoinHandsDay

Saturday, May 4th is National Join Hands Day which is observed across the United States on the first Saturday in May and is about uniting the older generation with the younger generation in a day of volunteering.  Instead of pointing out differences in each other, that often times distance one another, this day is intended to bring to everyone’s awareness, the realization of how beneficial aiding each other can be. To celebrate Join Hands Day we are partnering with our grandfriends at Waterford Grand Assisted Living Home to do a community service project together. We will be filling garden beds with dirt and then planting flowers and other plants in them. We will also be making seed bombs that we will later use to spread wildflower seeds in the field near Waterford Grand. Please come celebrate Join Hands Day with us!

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Happy Helpers: Make school kits for the Refugee Resettlement Coalition of Lane County
Apr
30
10:15 AM10:15

Happy Helpers: Make school kits for the Refugee Resettlement Coalition of Lane County

Today is the day we will be sorting all our school supply donations and grouping them into school kits for the Refugee Resettlement Coalition of Lane County which supports refugee children in our area. If you have extra school supplies listed on our flyer please consider donating those to this amazing cause.

Thank you!

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Community Event: River House Outdoor Center
Apr
26
4:00 PM16:00

Community Event: River House Outdoor Center

Come visit the River House Community Center, and we'll go to work helping out! If it's nice weather, we'll be working outside. If it's raining, they'll have projects inside for us. 

Dress in clothes you may get dirty from planting and bring snacks if you'll need them.

The City of Eugene will provide all necessary supplies!

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Community Event: Earth Day Yard Work at the Park!
Apr
22
4:00 PM16:00

Community Event: Earth Day Yard Work at the Park!

April 22nd is Earth Day! Let’s celebrate by taking care of a city park we love. We’ll be meeting at the whale at Skinner Butte Park and spending an hour pulling the weeds to get it ready for when we paint it in June.

Have you seen the whale at Skinner Butte Park? It’s down by Lamb Cottage just a little bit southeast of the main playground. 

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Community Event: Help "Kids in Transition to Schools"
Mar
26
10:15 AM10:15

Community Event: Help "Kids in Transition to Schools"

Help out the Kids in Transition to Schools (KITS) Program!

Every child is ready to shine in school and life.  Kids in Transition to School (KITS) is a free program to help children and parents develop skills for success in Kindergarten.  You can support Lane County schools and families by assembling activities for KITS classes.  At this event we will be building KITS prize boxes.  We’ll practice counting and grouping different types of prizes like bouncy balls, shuttle pencils, mini notepads, stickers, etc.  Prizes are something kids in KITS work together to earn as a reward for a job well done.  For your job well done your children will be able earn something from the prize box too.

Sign up here before we fill up!

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Happy Helpers: Fidget Activities for Children with Special Needs
Mar
5
10:15 AM10:15

Happy Helpers: Fidget Activities for Children with Special Needs

Early Childhood CARES provides early intervention and early childhood special education to infants, toddlers and preschool age children in Lane County. All services are free of charge to eligible children with special needs. Happy Helpers will be making cute fidget toys for EC Cares so that they can incorporate them into their home and preschool visits.

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Community Event: FOOD for Lane County food drive
Feb
22
4:00 PM16:00

Community Event: FOOD for Lane County food drive

Here's a chance to participate in a food drive AND get to see what happens to the donated food! Here's how it works:

  1. As a family, get a box of food together (from your pantry or the store). To make it fun, have each kid bring the same number of food items as their age!

  2. Meet on February 22nd at 4pm at the food bank (770 Bailey Hill Road) for a tour! Kids will get to weigh the food they bring in and then learn all about where the food goes and how it's distributed. 

Wondering what to bring? Here's what the food bank is in need of:

  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon, corned beef)

  • Low-sugar fruit, dried fruit, jams and jellies, unsweetened apple sauce

  • Canned and dried beans (pinto, navy, kidney, refried)

  • Canned stew, chili, hearty soups and broth

  • Pasta, rice, cereal, corn meal

  • Cooking oil and olive oil

  • Canned tomato products (whole, paste, spaghetti sauce)

  • Spices and sauces (mole, enchilada sauce, cumin, chilies)

  • We do not accept homemade products. We do accept fresh and frozen foods.

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Papa's Pizza Fundraiser
Feb
20
11:00 AM11:00

Papa's Pizza Fundraiser

Are you tired of meal prep 7 days a week? Well, on February 20th,we invite you to take a break from meal planning, enjoy some pizzaand support a good cause all at the same time! How can you do this?

Head to Papa's Pizza Parlor on Coburg Road on Wednesday, February 20th, any time, all day. Please PRINT and bring the below flyer with you so that 50% of food sales will go to support Little Hands Can! 

Papa's Pizza Parlor serves gluten free pizza and salads as well. There is something for everyone and a playroom too! Hope to see you then! 

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Happy Helpers: "Thank You" posters for Eugene/Springfield firefighters
Feb
5
10:15 AM10:15

Happy Helpers: "Thank You" posters for Eugene/Springfield firefighters

Please join Happy Helpers for a unique class! We will be meeting some of our local firefighters and giving them some gifts that show our gratitude for all their hard work serving our community. There will be a take-home craft and a chance to see their firetrucks up close! Hope to see you then!

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Community Event: Adventure! Children's Museum
Jan
21
10:00 AM10:00

Community Event: Adventure! Children's Museum

January 21st is National Day of Service! Celebrate by volunteering with Little Hands Can at Adventure! Children’s Museum. We’ll be working on a collaborative community based art project that will go to the museum. It will be awesome for your kids to get to work on this art project at a place they (and other kids) can also enjoy.

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