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The 16th Annual Head Start Family Fishing Day

The 16th Annual Head Start Family Fishing Day brought close to 300 families out to the park for a day of fishing, games, food and friendship. The raffle helps fund the event for next year. Thank you to the 2016-2017 sponsors and supporters:


4th Annual Eugene Brews Cruise 5K

Head Start of Lane County thanks James Houghton, Race Director, Level 32 Racing LLC. This annual event benefits the Whiteaker Head Start Center, serving over 180 low income children ages 3-5 and their families. Many thanks to the volunteers, course marshals, make this race possible and of course the runners and walkers who spent their holiday with us, racing in the name of early childhood education.




15th Annual Head Start Family Fishing Day

Policy Council hosted the 15th Annual Head Start Family Fishing Day. Over 100 families came to Alton Baker Park to enjoy a few hours together with outdoor activities, super heroes, fishing, raffles and a nice lunch. Thank you to staff, Marrist High School volunteers, and Head Start parents who made this possible.

Pinwheels for Prevention

Pinwheels for Prevention is a program operated through the Children's Trust Fund of Oregon in an effort to change the way our state approaches the prevention of child abuse and neglect. The goal is to raise awareness of child abuse and neglect and effective prevention.

Head Start of Lane County planted pinwheel gardens at the Brattain Early Learning Head Start Center, Willamette Valley Awards, the Springfield Library/City Hall and at Churchill Estates Retirement Community in support of this national effort.



Local Business Supports the 2016 Annual Family Fishing Day


The 15th Annual Head Start Family Fishing Day will be held Saturday May 21 at Alton Baker Park, Eugene from 10am to 2pm. This annual event provides hands on fun with games, fishing, crafts, face painting and much more! Cabela's has supported the event for the past two years by giving out fishing poles to Head Start children. Many thanks to all the supporters who donated to the raffle baskets: Pampered Chef, Sarona Lee-Wilde Independent Consultant, Mecca, Blue Crow Leather Works, Science Factory, Kidsports, My Little Children, AlonnaAbella Photography, Everyday People Yoga, Gather TogetherYoga  and Walmart



Thank You

We graciously appreciate our benefactors for their kind contributions and help in fulfilling our mission, "ensuring that your youngest children have a solid foundation for life." Our agency wouldn't be where it is today without the continued support from sponsors and individuals.

Please take a moment and read over the list of foundations, businesses and individuals from our community, committed to helping HSOLC achieve its mission of ensuring that our youngest children have a solid foundation for life.

 Donations help us maintain facilities and create play spaces. Make your donation today by writing a check to Head Start of Lane County.

We thank our donors and sponsors for their continued support

Oregon Pre-Kindergarten

USDA Child Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Department of Human Services

Oregon Head Start Association

Southtowne Rotary

We All Win Foundation

eScrip Program                                   
eScrip has created a system that rewards customer loyalty by contributing a percentage of purchases made by participating families to school or youth based groups.

Parents, teachers, friends and families are encouraged to register their grocery club cards, and existing credit/debit cards as supporters. A percentage of all purchases made at eScrip merchants will be given back to the designated
school or group.

First Book
First Book provides new books to children in need addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy – access to books. Since 1998, First Book has provided a total of 21,423 books for Head Start.


Bags of Love

Bags of Love, Inc aims to ease the transition of children in removal from their normal lives and placement into more permanent foster care. Twenty-eight Head Start children were given a Bag of Love in the 2011-2012 school year.

Bags of Love are handmade drawstring bags filled according to the needs of boys or girls within the age ranges of Birth-1, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8 and 9-10. Based on the age and sex of the child, the bag may contain soap or baby wash, lotion, shampoo, toothpaste and toothbrush, deodorant, combs and brushes. Disposable diapers, fire-retardant pajamas, socks and underwear are also in the bags. We include a stuffed animal, an age- and gender-appropriate toy, school supplies, coloring books and crayons. Every bag, regardless of age or gender, includes a beautiful handcrafted quilt. Everything in each bag stays with the child, regardless of their placement, to give them a sense of security and belonging.

Bags of Love's goal is to supply a minimum of 100 bags to identified agencies each month. You can help in four ways:

  1. Donate a bag for any age. Just $25 will provide a bag for a child of any age you stipulate.
  2. Sponsor a specific item in the bag. Example:
    1. $15.00 will buy pacifiers for 3 months
    2. $30.00 will buy diapers for 3 months
    3. $96.00 will buy larger sized underwear for 3 months
    4. $150.00 will buy brushes and combs for 3 months
  3. Donate items. See our list below for items you can donate for the age groups.
  4. Become a sponsor by having your company host a donation drive or donate specific items for 3 months, 6 months, 9 months, or one year. / 541-357-4957 /

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