Joining Forces for Positive Social Change
I ShelterCare About Homelessness is a call to action for the community to mobilize in support of our neighbors in need. We invite you to join us in working toward a shared goal—addressing the complex social issues that lead to housing instability and homelessness.
In the simplest terms, ShelterCare helps people recover from homelessness. But we don’t do it alone. It takes a network of community partners like you to create a strong foundation, so that those who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness can build lasting stability and independence.
Buy a Virtual Brick in October
Help us turn the bricks from gray to vibrant colors, and complete the virtual house. Add your name to a brick or encourage others to buy a brick during October. Every dollar raised helps someone build lasting stability and independence.
Funds Raised to Date: $27,360
You can build stable futures for our families in need. Buy a Brick Today
$25 can purchase a bus pass to help a client get to job interviews or medical appointments
$50 can provide a month’s worth of supplies for a healthy meal planning and cooking group
$250 can provide five group counseling sessions to nurture relationships and social wellbeing
You can provide foundational support all year long. Become a monthly donor
Other Ways to Get Involved
Weekdays in October: Leaf Behind Homelessness
Lane Forest Products is joining with ShelterCare to help people recover from homelessness. Bring your yard debris to a Lane Forest Products recycling location any weekday in October, and they will donate recycling proceeds on those days to ShelterCare. Two recycling locations:
• Eugene – 2111 Prairie Rd.
• Springfield – 820 N. 42nd St.
Weekday hours: 7:30 a.m-5:30 p.m.
October 7: Thriller Tailgate Takeover
12:30-4:30 p.m. | Autzen Stadium tailgate area
Watch for pop-up performances of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” as dancers dressed as zombies flashmob tailgaters before the Ducks game and accept donations for ShelterCare.
October 10 & 11: Coburg Pizza Company Fun-Raiser
All day | 1710 Centennial Blvd., Springfield
Print and bring the voucher (link above) to Coburg Pizza Company, 1710 Centennial Blvd. in Springfield, any time during the 2-day Fun-Raising Sponsorship Event and Coburg Pizza Company will donate 25 percent of the total sale to ShelterCare. See voucher for terms and conditions.
October 13: Zombies’ Day Out
1-10:30 p.m. | Participating businesses
Ever wanted to hang with a zombie? Well, now’s your chance! On Friday the 13th, zombies take to the streets of Eugene for a good cause, and they promise to be nice. Zombies’ Day Out is a day-long community fundraiser for zombies and humans to invade local businesses and support your neighbors in need. Watch for zombies and opportunities to give at local business including:
High Priestess Piercing & Tattoo Make a donation for ShelterCare at the 6th Ave. location from October 9-13 and be entered to win a gift certificate for piercing or tattoo services. A Thrill the World zombie will draw five winners live on Facebook on October 13 at 7 p.m.
Mountain Rose Herbs Mercantile will donate 5 percent of sales on October 13 to ShelterCare. Meet Thrill the World Eugene zombies in person from 1-2 p.m.
Strength Lab Eugene will match the first $250 in donations for ShelterCare made at the gym from October 9-13. Meet Thrill the World Eugene zombies in person from 3-4 p.m.
Sweet Life Patisserie is baking up special zombie-themed cakes. Thrill the World zombies will be at the cafe serving up samples and accepting donations for ShelterCare from 5-7 p.m.
The apocalyptic day of fun ends with a zombie dance party at the Beergarden, who will donate a $1 for every pint sold from 8:30 to 10:30 p.m. Thrill the World Eugene will perform their famous dance.
October 28: Thrill the World Eugene Zombie Dance Performance
1:30-3:30 p.m. at Amazon Community Center*
Once a year Thrill the World dancers from around the globe join forces in an attempt to break the world record for the largest simultaneous “Thriller” dance. Come join the fun and support ShelterCare’s proven solutions to homelessness.
*In case of rain the performance will be moved to a sheltered location at Washington-Jefferson park.