Philanthropic Programs

Operation School Bell®

Provides an opportunity for children in financial need to buy their own school clothes each fall, beginning the academic year with confidence.

Weekend Food Pantry

The Weekend Food Pantry Program provides weekend food assistance during the school year to nearly 2000 eligible low-income students and their families.

Oregon Heritage

Assistance League of Eugene organizes and gives tours at the Lane County Historical Museum to Lane County students, grades K-5.

Operation Hug a Bear

Assistance League of Eugene provides soft cuddly teddy bears to agencies serving individuals in crisis situations.

Operation Bookshelf

The Operation Bookshelf program provides Eugene Public Library materials for patrons who cannot visit the library themselves.

Welcome Basket

With the Welcome Basket program, Assistance League and St. Vincent de Paul work together to provide cleaning supplies to formerly homeless families as they move into permanent housing.

Caring and Sharing

Members of Caring and Sharing provide regular fellowship, musical entertainment and read-aloud sessions to residents of three long-term care facilities in Eugene.

Outreach provides flexibility to respond to specific community needs as they come up on a one time only basis. These projects or activities do not fit under any current chapter program. In 2016 Outreach provided preschool books to families served by Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF).

2016-17 Statistics


thousand dollars returned to Lane County


thousand community members served


thousand hours volunteered

News & Events

Want to have a volunteer experience with great people and feel good about your work? You are invited to an information session about Assistance League of Eugene. We serve children and adults with community programs funded by our thrift store in downtown Eugene. We are looking for new members. That could be you! We are holding an open house on Sunday, October 21 from 2:00-5:00PM at the thrift shop at 1149 Willamette Street. Light refreshments will be provided as well as a tour of the shop, and short presentations on our programs every 30 minutes. Please send a response to for additional information or to RSVP for the event.

News & Events

Accepting Applications for Volunteers

Become a member! Join an incredible group of volunteers dedicated to making a difference in Lane County.
Assistance League of Eugene welcomes new members at any time.

Visit Our Thrift Shop

The Thrift Shop is our primary source of funding for our philanthropic programs.  We are proud of our reputation as one of the best and friendliest thrift shops in the Lane County.  Our members work hard to make sure the merchandise is always good quality, clean, and priced fairly.

Shop Information


1149 Willamette St
Eugene, OR 97401


Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am. to 4 pm
Closed: Sundays, Mondays and Holidays

Call: (541) 485-3721

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