Looking Glass has had an amazing holiday season. Kicking off with our Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures Breakfast we raised $30,000 with $40,000 pledge over the next three years.
You can make an in-kind donation of needed items for our clients. Our Amazon Wish list https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3SP2F6G6EIISL?&sort=default
Here, we have listed items for our New Roads program. These items are always in need!
Bring joy this holiday season to Looking Glass kids! Take an ornament from one of the particpating locations and buy a child in need a holiday gift. Presents can be returned to the orignal location or to our Admin office.
Thank you for your generosity!
Next week is #GivingTuesday! This year for your Giving Tuesday donations choose to invest in bettering the lives of youth in Lane County.
We will be launching our Amazon Wishlist that will include items for youth at our New Roads and PITCH programs, benefiting homeless youth and children in the foster care systems.
Also consider a financial gift that can be used to support our programs for youth struggling with poverty, mental illness, additction, learning disabilities, and family disruption.
Please encourage your friends and family to choose youth in Lane County for their Giving Tuesday donations!
Looking Glass Giving Trees are starting to go up around Eugene! Here is our tree inside the Oakway Center next to French Nails. Pick up an ornament and buy a gift to bring joy this holiday season to local youth who are working to overcome homelessness, addiction, poverty, mental illness, learning disabilities, and family disruption.
Let us know if your planning on grabbing an ornament!
Looking Glass's Holiday Giving Tree is here! Find locations listed below all over Eugene to give a holiday gift to a youth in need. Please remember all gifts must be returned to the Holiday Giving Tree locations unwrapped by December 13th!
Please ask if you have any questions!
Some great reporting from KEZI and Kalyn Norwood on issues of youth access to mental health care and how Looking Glass is part of the solution!
Thank you to Fred Meyer for donating pumpkins to our Indepdant Living Program. Our youth had a great time painting their pumpkins for Halloween!
Our Independant Living Program (ILP) serves foster youth who have turned 18 and are starting their adult lives with little to no support. Looking Glass' ILP steps in to offer that support and help our youth with college, work, housing, and whatever they need to become productive and happy members of our community.
November is Runaway and Homeless Youth Awareness month. In Lane County alone, there are over 2,000 homeless youth. Looking Glass Station 7, New Roads, and Looking Glass Rural Program offer many services to help our community's youth in crisis. From family reunification, shelter, food, clothing, education, counseling, and job search help, Looking Glass is the largest provider of services for runaway and homeless youth in Lane County.
Data from Children First for Oregon
Check out the event details here if you'd like to come show your support and get some yummy food ---> https://www.facebook.com/events/1546589355404843/
Eugene Active 20-30 Club #920 is a great supporter of Looking Glass. Not only do they support us through their volunteering efforts, but also through generous grants. This $1,500 will go towards helping foster youth at our PITCH Program buy basic needs (socks, underwear, etc.). Many foster youth come to PITCH with almost nothing, so this will go a long way in helping our community's disadvantaged youth!
Take a look at this article discussing homelessness and the rising cost of housing on the West Coast!
Looking Glass' services for Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) are the only nationally accredited services for RHY in Lane County. Through our programs we also connect the families of many of our youth to rent subsidy services, avoiding evictions and keeping our youth housed. We are constantly trying to assist wherever we can!