Looking Glass receives a $15,000 grant from the Spirit Mountain Community Fund for the GED Program operated out of our Riverfront School and Career Center.
The Inaugural "Hike for Hope" event, a group hike fundraiser up Mount Pisgah held Saturday, August 11th, was a resounding success in all aspects. The $4,000 fundraising goal was exceeded by $135 and a group of generous supporters of about 50 people joined together to follow hike leader and former Looking Glass client and employee, Nick "the trainer dude" Hammond.
Thank you to Grocery Outlet on River Road for designating Looking Glass as the beneficiary for this year's Independence from Hunger program. This program brought in $4,000 to help feed youth in Looking Glass programs! This money will directly benefit the health of youth in Lane County.
For the entire month of July, patrons shopping at the Eugene River Road Grocery Outlet store will have the opportunity to make a donation at the cash register that will help raise funds for Looking Glass programs.
Looking Glass' Pathways Girls Program classroom has recently undergone an exciting transformation. Local artist Steven Wade Johnson (AKA Wayde Love) replaced a mural from 1995 that the staff and clients have been asking to be redone for years.
We were so excited to be the beneficiaries to Eugene Yoga's first yoga mat drive. Thank you to Eugene Yoga and their customers to being so generous as to donate over 40 yoga mats, blankets, and blocks to benefit Looking Glass clients.
SELCO Community Credit Union recently provided funds to Looking Glass Community Services with the specific purpose of furnishing 4 apartment units in a building owned by Looking Glass which houses the Looking Glass New Roads runaway and homeless youth day shelter. “SELCO has provided a great benefit to our community by this donation,” Looking Glass CEO Craig Opperman said.
United Way of Lane County honored Looking Glass board member, former Eugene School District superintendent and longtime local advocate for youth George Russell with the Alton F. Baker award annually presented to an outstanding community leader in honor of Baker, who in 1946 started the original Community Chest, now known as United Way of Lane County.