ReStore’s grand opening was a success

After a week of moving and setting up, our ReStore once again is open for business! Thank you to the many sponsors, donors and individuals who made the Grand Re-Opening celebration on Dec. 15 a success. Dutch Bros donated coffee, Jillicious Desserts and NutCakes donated muffins and donuts, Corvallis Grocery Outlet provided hotdogs, buns and condiments for lunch and Umpqua Bank loaned us their popcorn maker. Phagan’s Beauty Supply, Oil Can Henry’s and Yogurt Extreme donated giftcards for a raffle. Thank you to our musicians — Theresa Griffith and Matt Neely and friends — for wonderful entertainment. Thank you, Santa, for visiting. We are especially grateful for the support of our local businesses and the community that came to join us at our new location!

Bettina Schempf

Benton Habitat for Humanity

Surveyor went above, beyond in Kings Valley

A huge thank you for the generosity of Peter Seaders and his survey company. Peter did our base flood determination for the elevation certificate required by Benton County and FEMA. Upon learning of our financial situation he spent extra hours helping us with our flood insurance problem. He generously gave of his time, his crew and his equipment. His kindness overwhelmed us and I feel he is truly a Good Samaritan. I wish the all the best in the new year for him, his company and their families.

Athena Edwards

Kings Valley

Kind hearts are most welcome at Christmas

I would like to thank all of those who helped some of our families at Jefferson Elementary School during the holidays. Your generous donations made such a difference!

Thank you to current and former Jefferson Elementary staff members, the amazing neighbors of a staff member, Scout Troop 163, and to the caring staff at the Ninth Street Bi-Mart.

We are lucky to have such thoughtful and caring neighbors in our community.

Deanna Yoba

Jefferson Elementary School

Yogurt Extreme’s donation will help

On behalf of Cheldelin Middle School PTO, we would like to thank Yogurt Extreme for their generous sponsorship of our December dine-out night. Their commitment to helping school children in our community is sincerely appreciated. The money raised from this successful dine-out will be used to fund teacher grants.

Once again, many thanks for your generous support.

Sharna Prassad

Cheldelin PTO

Thanks for supporting Furniture Share

Furniture Share would like to thank all our volunteers, furniture and monetary donors who donated during last year. Thanks to your generous contributions which has gone directly toward benefiting the lives of children, families and individuals in need. Furniture Share is proud to announce that in the past 12 months, we distributed 1,387 beds to children within our communities and distributed 10,637 quality used furniture items to 3,521 individuals and reduce the amount of furniture in our landfill by 265.9 tons.

This was made possible thanks to the dedication of our donors, volunteers and the community. The combined efforts provided the tools for Furniture Share to help our community’s vulnerable economically challenged populations achieve sustainability and healthier homes. Thank you!

Michelle Maddux-Robinson

Furniture Share

Firewood assistance aided needy families

The Corvallis First Christian Church would like to thank the Wood Share/Gleaners of Corvallis, Philomath, Alsea and Brownsville for their hard effort in the snow and rain for splitting, and loading 26 pickup loads of firewood for disabled and needy families.

It was donated by the Corvallis Country Club Golf Course. Sam wants to remind all of you that we can do it again next year about the same time. Have a good winter; see you then.

Sam Sollers

Corvallis First Christian Church

Hoop Shoot slam dunk with help from B&GCC

The Corvallis Elks Lodge would like to thank the Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis for the use of their gym for our annual Hoop Shoot Contest. It is a convenient location, which is a great help to us. Their employees are cordial and helpful throughout the event, and some of them volunteer their time to help us with keeping score and any other needs that we might have. We look forward to partnering with them again next year when we will hold our Hoop Shoot contest.

Sharron de Montigny

Corvallis Elks Lodge

Philomath parents put on a memorable lunch

Recently the staff at Philomath High School was treated to an amazing luncheon put on by some of our fantastic “Moms.” The food was so delicious, and the decor was festive.

Thank you so much, Amy Townley, Jenny Seagren, Debbie Parsons, Kristy Korb, Kiki Klipfel, Laura Kildea, Missy Kahl, Heidi Holderman, Lori Haslam, Sue Hardin, Joy Hagel, Vicki Guenther, Lori Gibb, Ines Erickson, Danette DeSaulnier, Deanna Davis, Jill Chambers, Robin Brattain and Chris Beeton!

We are fortunate to serve such a wonderful community. Without incredible parents and volunteers like you, we could not possibly do our job nearly as well.

Jan Kilgore on behalf of

Philomath High School staff

Heartfelt thanks for Good Sam support

On behalf of Samaritan Heart & Vascular Institute, I would like to thank the Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation for their financial support of our annual heart health screenings in Corvallis.

Thanks in part to their generous support, we were able to provide 141 free heart health screenings to residents of Benton County. The screenings provide participants with vital numbers to their heart health, including total cholesterol, HDL/LDL, glucose, triglycerides and blood pressure.

Often, these screenings are able to catch at-risk individuals before a heart event occurs and help provide them with the information needed to minimize their personal risk.

A big thank you to Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation for supporting this vital health service!

Kim Montagne

Samaritan Heart &

Vascular Institute

Award to COI from Bonaventure touching

Thanks to Bonaventure and the residents and staff at West Hills Retirement Center for honoring nonprofit organizations in Corvallis. To be in the company of Habitat for Humanity, Heartland Humane Society and the Arts Center for the Heroes of Hope Awards program is truly amazing. We so appreciate the recognition, the award and the $250. Our goal is to help people help themselves and support from the community helps to make it happen. Thanks, Bonaventure.

Ron Thiesen

Community Outreach Inc.


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