Individual donors throughout Lane County showed their endless generosity through a staggering amount of Giving Tree gift donations made in the past few weeks. All tolled, gift packages donated to Looking Glass Giving Trees exceeded 600 from a variety of locations in Eugene and Springfield and the items ranges from socks and coats to cat t-shirts and bikes and everything in between. In a highly unscientific calculation, conservatively estimating each gift valued at at least $50 (plus several gift cards and some cash and checks), the total donated amount exceed $35,000 (in value of packaged items).
Looking Glass staff members were pleasantly amazed at the generosity of the community as program directors hauled away the packages. Youth program directors will package and wrap the items over the next week and present them to the youth during their holiday parties.
Thank you to all the individual donors and also the Giving Tree hosts, where many of the employees also participated in the gift giving. Thank you:
Active 20-30 trees at the Valley River Center
US Bank branches
Umpqua Bank branches
Northwest Community Credit Union branches
Oregon Contemporary Theatre
Eugene Area Chamber of Commerce
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