12 Scams of Xmas: Fake Charities

MEDFORD, Ore.– This time of year people are often filled with the Christmas spirit and want to do something nice for people in need; but Medford Police said others often take advantage of that. They said scammers sometimes create fake charities or act like they are part of established ones. Police said sometimes they will … Continue reading »

Coats For Kids Handed Out At Schools

MEDFORD, Ore. —  This year, thousands of coats were collected at nearly 80 locations across Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath counties for NewsWatch 12’s Coats For Kids Campaign. Those coats were then washed, sorted, and bundled. Now they are headed out to local schools. Jackson Elementary administrators work with hundreds of kids and families who rely on … Continue reading »

Major Donations to Help Ebola Fight

SAN FRANCISCO, Cal. – Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said he is pledging $100 million dollars to battle the Ebola virus. The announcement comes as a New York City doctor is in isolation after testing positive for the virus. According to Allen, the money will be used to train doctors in Massachusetts, and to build special … Continue reading »

Coats For Kids Final Donation Day

MEDFORD, Ore. — Several volunteers from Windermere and other organizations sorted the first coats for the Coats for Kids Campaign. Over the last month, Newswatch 12 has collected thousands of new and gently used kids coats that have been washed, and are ready to head out to the kids. The remainder of the coats that are … Continue reading »

Day of Giving Donations to Weed

MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregonians donated 57 large bins worth of food, cleaning supplies, and household items to victims of the Boles Fire Monday. A truck load of boxes filled with supplies made it’s way to Weed Tuesday. The donations in the boxes that went out Tuesday morning were mainly focused on providing immediate needs. Contents … Continue reading »

Scott Valley Bank Donates to Weed Fund

MEDFORD, Ore. — In response to the Boles Fire disaster, Scott Valley Bank is donating $10,000 to the Community Disaster Relief Fund administered by the Shasta Regional Community Foundation (SRCF). In addition to the $10,000 donation, Scott Valley Bank is making all of its branches available to receive cash donations to the SRCF Community Disaster … Continue reading »

Donations to Weed are Overflowing

WEED, Calif. — There has been an out-pour of donations for victims of the Boles Fire, but now the amount of donated supplies is overflowing beyond the walls of the storage space available. Many community members are sending trucks full of clothes, food and other supplies to help out people who are displaced. Various buildings … Continue reading »

New Options for Unclaimed Property

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — After a crime like a burglary, the goal of the sheriff’s office is to return the stolen items back to the original owner. When the owner can’t be found the items go up for auction. In a move made by county commissioners this week, items can now be donated or auctioned … Continue reading »

Baby Book Donations Needed

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — “Baby’s First Book,” a new program aimed at getting baby books into the hands of parents with newborns kicked off Monday, but donations are still needed. The Asante Foundation has teamed up with Josephine Community Libraries to give parents a book with ideas of ways to read to their baby every … Continue reading »

Food Bank in Need of Donations

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — The Josephine County Food Bank is asking families to dig into their pockets and their garden to provide food for families in need. Information on ways to donate has been mailed out to Josephine County residents. Officials said the holidays are the peak time of year for canned food donations, but … Continue reading »

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