Coos Bay/North Bend Annual City Clean Up Day
eleventh annual City Clean Up Day is scheduled for Saturday, April 21
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Residents of Coos Bay and North Bend can donate
at least four (4) items of food or $4 for the South Coast Food Share
and then drop off up to four (4) cans (35-gallon size) of household
garbage. Recyclables are welcome, but no tires, appliances, furniture,
metal, or hazardous materials will be accepted. Garbage drop-off is
limited to residents of Coos Bay and North Bend.
year cash donations will be accepted in addition to canned food. South
Coast Food Share can buy seven pounds of food for every dollar donated,
so giving cash makes donations even more effective.
food donations, the most-needed foods are protein, especially non-meat
protein, and ready-to-eat canned meals such as soup, stew and chili.
Popular items include canned tuna or chicken, peanut butter, canned
foods with pop-top lids, canned fruit in its own juice or water,
low-sodium canned vegetables, olive or canola oil, spices, low-sugar
whole grain cereals, healthy snacks such as granola bars, nuts, and
call the City of Coos Bay at 541-269-8918 with questions or to
volunteer. Last year the event took in over 13 tons of garbage and
collected over 1,000 pounds of food for local food banks.
Way Day of Caring will be helping community members, such as elderly or
disabled persons, by picking up garbage at their homes and bringing it
to a drop-off site. South Coast Food Share, North Bend Presbyterian
Church, and the Salvation Army will be helping to collect donations and
direct traffic at the drop-off sites. Les’ Sanitary Service, Coos
Bay Sanitary Service and North Bend Sanitation will be accepting the
garbage and providing the collection equipment.
SNAP Recipients Eligible For Free Career Services Through Southwestern
Bay, OR – SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) Recipients
are eligible for free Career Coaching services from Southwestern Oregon
Community College through a new program called STEP (SNAP Training
& Education Program).
Individuals and families receiving SNAP Benefits can contact Genavieve Sharkey at 541-888-1647 or Genavieve.firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and to determine eligibility.
include: Employer Connections, Resume and Cover Letter Assistance,
Interview and Job Search Skills, College Readiness and Education
Planning, Financial Aid and Scholarship Navigation, Community Resources
and Referrals, and more!
Volunteer to Help Families!
Coast Family Harbor needs your help! We are in need of volunteers for
our program. If you like to work with children we have a place for
you. We can also use help with answering phones, fund raising and
washing donations and sorting them. We also need Board
Members. If you can’t volunteer maybe you can help with a
donation to the baby closet. We are in need of diapers and pull
ups size 4 -6 and wipes. We take gently used items so if
you are looking for a place to donate your items we would love to have
them. We take just about anything that a baby or child under 5
might use. Thank you.
Call 541-982-3090 or visit the website at www.southcoastfamilyharbor.org.
Free Traditional Dance Class Offered in North Bend
South Coast Folk Society welcomes public participation in its new free
traditional dance class for beginners. This class meets every Monday for two hours starting at 7:00PM.
The North Bend Housing Authority has provided their spacious meeting
room for this free weekly class. They are located at 1700 Monroe Street
in North Bend. Singles, couples and families will enjoy this
light-hearted social gathering. Drop-ins are always welcome at every
is a beginner’s level class. No previous dance experience is
required. All ages and abilities can have fun dancing to live music
provided by area musicians. The emphasis will be on traditional dances
from America and around the world. These include squares and circles,
line dances and set dances, folk and ballroom dances. Many of the
dances will be accompanied by live music, and musicians are invited to
join in. All dances will be taught, and no partner is needed. For more
information email email@example.com or call Paul at 541-404-8267.
North Bend Housing Authority is a smoke and fragrance free venue.
Children must be accompanied by a responsible supervising adult. Light
refreshments will be available.
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