About Every Child Lane County
Every Child Lane County is mobilizing the community to support children and families impacted by foster care in our community. We believe that everyone can bring something to the table to help. Since 2016, thousands of people, including individuals, families, businesses, schools, civic groups, and faith communities have shown up in radically generous, radically creative, and radically loving ways.
Caring for Kids
We are actively raising up new foster (resource) homes. There is a consistent need in Lane County for more safe, caring homes for children. Last year, 700 children spent time in foster care in Lane County. 70% spent time in more than one foster home. Many were split from their siblings. Caring for kids can happen in a variety of ways. Learn more.
Meeting Tangible Needs
The Every Child community is meeting the tangible needs of children impacted by foster care in multiple unique ways:
The My NeighbOR Program is a simple way to ensure the emergency needs of kids (beds, car seats, cribs, groceries, etc.) and quality-of-life-improvement needs (bike, stroller, birthday party) can be communicated to our community and quickly fulfilled. Learn more.
The Brighter Side Giving Store is a dignifying, free “shopping” experience for school-aged youth in crisis. Since launching in 2021, nearly 300 children have visited the store. You can donate clothing, host a clothing drive, or volunteer to ensure the store can stay a viable resource to children. Learn more.
Each holiday season the community gathers to make Christmas memorable for 150+ children and their families. Since 2016, over 1,000 children have received Christmas gifts.
Giving your time is a meaningful way to help a child impacted by foster care. Recurring and one-time volunteer opportunities are available. Do you have a particular skill or passion? Connect with us. We will figure out how you can use that skill to bless a child or family in our community. Learn more.
Every Child Lane County is 100% funded by the generosity of Individuals, families, businesses, schools, civic groups, faith communities and foundations. You can give through Amazon Smile, Fred Meyer Rewards, Walmart SparkGood, BottleDrop or by making a traditional donation. Learn more.
Impact Report & Newsletters
2021 Impact Report
(published March 2022)
Join us to hear first-hand experiences from local resource parents. Whether you’re curious about foster parenting down the road or in the process of becoming certified, this gathering is specifically designed for you!