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Thanks for garden support

Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services would like to thank the Corvallis Evening Garden Club for providing funds to support the production of our Leonard Street Community Garden in South Corvallis.

It is a community-maintained garden that serves residents of WNHS’ affordable rentals and provides fresh, free produce to those in need. The main goal of the garden is to ease hunger by increasing access to nourishing, garden-fresh vegetables in the high-density, resource-poor Tunison neighborhood. The garden is sustained by volunteers, residents and grant funding. These funds provide support to ensure that the garden continues to be a prospering community space for this underserved neighborhood.

WNHS now will be able to purchase a cultivating broad fork to aerate the soil and help remove weeds to improve production. This is an item we have really needed and we are so thankful to the Evening Garden Club for making it possible to purchase it!

Sophia Mamoyac-Spaulding

Willamette Neighborhood Housing Services

Food donations help hungry

Thank you, volunteers and donors, for the food collected at Christmas Storybook Land 2016.

Contributions are not required in order to enjoy the event, but visitors bring food to the event every year to help their neighbors through hard times. The food is donated by Christmas Storybook Land to Fish of Albany’s Food Pantry to provide for hungry individuals and families in our community. Fish helped more than 10,000 people with food in 2016.

Christmas Storybook Land is an amazing endeavor: holiday charm for all ages, provided at no charge. Christmas Storybook Land is truly a delight and sight to behold! Many volunteers plan year around to make for a smooth operation, and generous community sponsors finally support the venue and displays. Thank you for your dedication, enthusiasm and hard work!

Volunteers for Fish of Albany work each evening of Christmas Storybook Land to gather the food collected, sort it and store it for distribution at our Food Pantry.

Thank you to the Fish Board of Directors and your families, Boy Scouts, Rotary Club and many community members and families.

It is my pleasure to work with the volunteers of Christmas Storybook Land and Fish of Albany. This community is better because of you!

Holly Ryan

Fish of Albany, Inc.

Tree income aids shelter

Albany Helping Hands would like to thank all who purchased a Christmas tree or holiday wreath from any of the four tree lot locations during the past holiday season. 

In what has become an annual tradition, the Albany Helping Hands Christmas tree lots were a big fundraising success.

We also give special thanks to the generous Christmas tree growers who provided the inventory for the seasonal operation. Thank you to Shelter Guests, AHH staff and volunteers for stepping up and staffing the four retail locations.

The community also stepped up and contributed to the Holiday Fundraising Campaign, adding needed resources for ongoing shelter operations. Albany Helping Hands would like to thank all who contributed.

We give special recognition to several donors who made large cash contributions to the organization.

Thank you to the members of Albany Mennonite Church, who worked hard constructing holiday wreaths that were sold at the tree lots.

Thank you, Albany Public Library, for the use of your parking lot for display and sale of the Christmas trees.

The Albany Helping Hands tree and wreath sales are one of the multiple business entities run by the organization. The proceeds fund critical community missions, including providing training and employment for shelter guests. 

The organization provides 24-hour, seven-day-per-week emergency shelter services for the homeless. Albany Helping Hands also provides three meals a day, 365 days a year.

Thank you for the generous donations by individuals, businesses and the community that have been converted into blessings for many. 

Jim Willhight

Albany Helping Hands

Thanks to donors, community

We are exceedingly grateful and inspired at the continued growth of A Caring Partnership, which raises funds for the Samaritan Cancer Resource Center.

This partnership, led by the Spring Hill Women’s Association, continued to grow this year, and we will be able to help many more cancer survivors as a result.

A total of $40,000 was raised for the Samaritan Cancer Resource Center, for cancer survivors. This is a record, and it brings the Caring Partnership’s all-time total to $191,000!

Many who battle cancer also end up battling financial hardships. The cancer resource center administers the Caring Partnership proceeds to its patients in need of financial assistance.

We’d like to thank our sponsors of the 2016 A Caring Partnership men’s and women’s golf tournaments held at Trysting Tree Golf Course: Krpalek Financial Services, CMX Medical Imaging, Corvallis Radiology, Northwest Financial Group, Samaritan Health Services, Spring Hill Women’s Association, Waddell & Reed – Linda R. Kjerulf, Pig Out BBQ & Catering, Beta Seed, Coastal Farm and Ranch, Diagnostic Imaging Associates, Tec Labs, Bill and Susan Myers, Bill Raschko, Corvallis Country Club 18 Hole Ladies;

Nancy Breitenstein/Nettie Morrison, Carol Ann Berry/Suzann Goger, Christensen Machine Shop, Dr. Jeffrey Carl, Edward Jones – Chris Scariano, Jeanne and Neil Michael, Kutsch & Renyer Family Dentistry, Les Schwab Tires – Albany, Linda and Bob Miller, Lindell Johnson, Mark and Kristi Murphy, National Frozen Foods;

Rachel Clark, Sue Cammack, Tad and Lynne Davies, Tax Wise, Inc., Bill Case Farms, Davis Glass, Inc., Karen Carnahan, Marge Wright, The Cutting Room, Weatherford Thompson, PC, Bob and Judy Scott, Larry and Jean Gelbrich.

We also want to thank Fitness Experience for hosting the A Caring Partnership Fit-a-Thon July 11.

John Jenks

Albany General Hospital Foundation Board

Jennifer Stanaway

Albany General Hospital Foundation

Stephanie Hagerty

Samaritan Cancer Resource Center

Old Mill thanks Kiwanis Club 

The Old Mill Center for Children and Families wishes to extend its thanks to the Corvallis Kiwanis Club for its generous donation of $500.

The club’s contribution ensures that children in Benton County will have the resources they need to thrive, and that their families will have the support they need to provide the care every child deserves. The Kiwanis Club of Corvallis is a community service organization of local volunteers dedicated to helping the youth, families and seniors in our community. We are so grateful for their support!

Kate Caldwell

Old Mill Center for Children and Families


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