Community Event: Plant Bulbs at the City Park!
Jan
4
3:30 PM15:30

Community Event: Plant Bulbs at the City Park!

Start off the new year right by volunteering with the City of Eugene!

Join us January 4th to help plant bulbs at Skinner Butte Park. We will meet at the Lamb Cottage at Skinner Butte Park (it’s just east of the whale that many of you helped paint last summer). It will be fun to plant them and then your family can come back to the park later and see the flowers that bloom from your hard work.

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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.

Sign up here so we have a general idea of how many people will be coming:

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Community Event: Shelton McMurphey Johnson House
Feb
8
3:30 PM15:30

Community Event: Shelton McMurphey Johnson House

Come help prepare tea for the Shelton McMurphey Johnson House - a local historic museum right here in Eugene. Families will come help set up tables and fold napkins to get everything in order for the weekend.

It is located at 303 Willamette Street, and you enter the driveway at 3rd and Pearl Streets.

We will be capping sign ups once we reach capacity, so please reserve your spot here:

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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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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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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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#GivingHANDSday
Nov
27
5:00 AM05:00

#GivingHANDSday

#GivingHANDSday, the Tuesday after Thanksgiving, is a once-a-year opportunity to demonstrate our love for Little Hands Can through generosity.  We would love to meet our fundraising goal for this year in a single day, but we need your help!

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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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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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:

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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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