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 »

Fire Crews Ask for Monetary Donations

NEAR GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Fire camps have been overwhelmed with donations for firefighters. “Socks, underwear, toiletries, cookies, brownies, bags of chips, you name it and it was being dropped off,” Lt. Mike Shaw from Rural-Metro Fire Department said. And the list goes on, toilet paper, cereal and even magazines. “Even though the initial words … Continue reading »

How You Can Help Firefighters

MEDFORD, Ore. — Other agencies say there has been an abundance of other donations from the community as well. Wool socks and things like mouthwash and protein bars have been coming in by the bundles, but those agencies say they are getting too much stuff, and could use some help in other ways. Officials say … Continue reading »

Local Restaurant Raises Money for Cancer

ASHLAND, Ore. – A Southern Oregon restaurant is turning profits into vital medical funding today. Louie’s restaurant in Ashland is donating all of their profits today to cancer research and support for cancer patients. The money goes to Relay for Life and the American Cancer Society. Volunteers with the Relay were at Louie’s all day … Continue reading »

Dogs for the Deaf Seeks Donations

SAMS VALLEY, Ore. — A non-profit organization is asking for the public’s assistance to help a dog that could benefit people in need. Dogs for the Deaf, which rescues and trains animals to help people with disabilities, is requesting $658 to pay for a surgery for a newly rescued dog named Jazzie. The animal was … Continue reading »

Scout Sends Packages to Soldiers

MEDFORD, Ore. — A future Eagle Scout puts community donations to work Saturday morning in a Medford warehouse. Bryce Thornton spent all morning creating care packages for soldiers serving overseas. The items going into the boxes are all paid for with donations from local businesses and citizens. Some of the care package contents include toiletries, … Continue reading »