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Heartland thanks auction backers

Heartland Humane Society would like to thank all of the attendees, donors, sponsors, volunteers, committee members, and staff members who made the Wine & Whiskers auction a success. Because of your support we raised $100,000 for Benton County animals and animal welfare programs!

We are deeply grateful for our sponsors: (Platinum Level) Animal Crackers Pet Supply, Carla Allen of REMAX/Integrity, Clarity Wealth Development, The DogSmith, Henderer Design + Build, Michele Mincinski at Keller Williams, The Reynolds Law Firm, Running Princess, Valley Catering, (Gold Level) Barker-Uerlings Insurance, Block 15, Clarity Wealth Development, Samaritan Health Services, Town & Country Realty, (Silver Level) Corvallis Radiology, Element Graphics, ISC Group, Korvis, and Wilson Motors.

Thank you to everyone who attended our event. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Thank you for your continued support of our mission and our “commitment to compassion.”

Sanna Watson

Heartland Humane Society

Kiwanis supports quilting group

Special thanks to the Corvallis Kiwanis Foundation for their financial support for Quilts from Caring Hands. It is through community support that we are able to continue to make unique, one-of-a-kind quilts for local children who are in need or crisis.

Last year we gave away 591 quilts, both twin and crib size, through 16 social service agencies; this includes special quilts and cuddlers for visually impaired children. Our work could not continue without the financial support from community organizations.

Robbie Huffman

Quilts from Caring Hands

Volunteers aided CARDV dinner

For more than 30 years the community has joined together for a fun-filled evening to raise funds for the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV) to support survivors of domestic and sexual violence. Thanks to everyone who made this year’s Spaghetti Dinner one of the biggest yet!

The meeting hall of the First Congregational Church of Christ was brightly decorated by Kohl’s volunteers with cheerful plants donated by Peoria Gardens. Volunteers from Rotary Club of Corvallis Morning and Target served guests delicious food donated by Valley Catering, Big River Breads, New Morning Bakery, and Yogurt Extreme. Special thanks to: Janet Knudson, Katie Melton, Karen Mills, Mark Wang, Carol Jauquet, Mina Carson, CARDV board and volunteers and to everyone who made this event fun and successful.

All the proceeds directly benefit survivors.

Crystal Kelley

Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence

Hospice thanks

Zonta Club for roses

Thank you and roses to the Zonta Club of Corvallis for recognizing 11 Benton Hospice Service volunteers and three staff members during Zonta Rose Day on International Women’s Day for their use of music, pet therapy and art when working with hospice patients, their families and community member who access our services.

The theme this year for Zonta Club of Corvallis Rose Day was “Interaction Therapies Through Music, Art, and Animal-Assisted Recoveries and Care.” Eight volunteers and their therapy dog companions were honored with a yellow rose for the human and a dog biscuit for their therapy dog partner. Three of our volunteers who play music to sooth hospice patients were honored with a rose. Three hospice staff members were honored for their use of art in therapies with grieving children, patients and their families.

Thank you, Zonta, for recognizing the importance of these types of therapies in improving lives.

Kelly Beard

Benton Hospice Service

OSU, 4-H partner for Boys & Girls Club

After School STEM programming for Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis has been a phenomenal success at our Learning Enrichment Clubs hosted at Garfield and Lincoln elementary schools.

For the past three years, Oregon State University’s preservice teachers program, partnered with 4-H, has provided STEM curriculum for our third to fifth-grade students. OSU develops the curriculum and students assist in delivering it as a practicum for preparing future teachers. Our students are challenged to apply STEM concepts — science, technology, engineering, and math, to everyday life. Students have participated in a wide range of unique projects, this year focusing on engineering and the power of machines.

Many thanks to OSU’s Education Department and the inspiring leadership of SueAnn Bottoms and, Kathryn Ciechanowski. Analu Fonseca curriculum organizer from 4-H, and the OSU preservice teachers who have helped create and deliver this amazing program over the last three years. You each are making a difference for our local youth. Thank you for your gift of time.

Helen Higgins

Boys & Girls Club of Corvallis

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