Organization Needs
Help local organizations meet the needs of the people they serve.
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society/Saint Mary's of the Dunes, 85060 Highway 101, Florence, Oregon, (541)-997-2312, is accepting donations of household items in good condition to help families in need.  Mattresses, with sheets and other bedding are especially needed. 
  • Helping Hands, which meets at 4590 Highway 101, in the basement of the Community Baptist Church in Florence to serve a hot meal and other services to those in need on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays is in need of the following items:
  1. Cases of canned vienna sausages and other easy to carry, easy to open foods suitable for people who are without shelter or cooking facilities.
  2. Masks.  N95 is preferred, but blue disposable surgical masks are good too.
  3. Camping gear including tents, tarps, sleeping bags and rain gear.
  4. Clothing, including wool socks, hats, hiking boots, and clothing for adults and children.
  5. Bus passes.
  6. Laundry and shower vouchers.
  7. Six sturdy 4 tier 2 foot plastic shelving units.
  8. Financial donations. Helping Hands is a 501 (c) (3) organization and donations and contributions are tax deductible. Volunteers are also needed.  For more information see the Helping Hands website.