A new initiative of Every Child Lane County, providing a space that speaks dignity, honor, and value over children experiencing crisis.

Brighter Side Giving Store is a resource for school-aged children in crisis. Children are invited to “shop” in a space that allows them to make choices. Our goal is to help children feel empowered and special with a sense of dignity. This experience is available by referral from community organizations including the Oregon Department of Human Services and serves children in foster care, unhoused children, and children experiencing other crises. Children will shop an assortment of coats, clothing, underwear, shoes, backpacks, books, toys & more.



$250 provides a youth with a full shopping trip, where they will shop for the following at no cost to them or their family:

  • Four complete outfits (four tops, four bottoms)
  • Winter coat
  • Sweatshirt
  • Sneakers
  • Pajamas
  • Undergarments
  • Fun item (toy, wallet, purse)
  • Book
  • Backpack
  • Seasonal items (beanie, gloves, swimsuit, boots, sandals)
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At Brighter Side Giving Store, we want to provide the best experience for the kids who are shopping there. Time and time again, our shoppers coming into the store hesitant and almost wary, expressing worries that they won’t find anything they like, and every time, they leave with a smile on their face, taking home items they LOVE. We want to maintain this positive, dignifying experience for our shoppers.

Because of this, we only accept new and like-new used clothing donations. We ask that clothing is clean, has no blemishes (stains, tears, pilling), and would be something a child or teen would like to wear! We can accept kids sizes 5t-18, and adult sizes XS-4XL.

Currently, Brighter Side is in need of:
– new athletic clothes (sizes: kids small to adult XXL)
– sneakers (sizes: kids 12, adults 6-13)

Take a look at our wishlist for inspiration or shop in store and schedule a time with our Community Engagement Coordinator to drop off your clothing donation at our office:
379 Coburg Rd. Suite B
Eugene OR 97401

Donation receipt provided upon request.

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Brighter Side Giving Store is maintained by our wonderful community of volunteers.

Stock room volunteers tracks and organizes incoming donations and maintains our stock bins, to ensure that store hosts have access to what they need to bring to shoppers.

Store host volunteers guide shoppers through the store and go through a background check trauma-informed training to properly care for our shoppers. All store host volunteers are asked to volunteer in the stock room for at least 3 months prior to becoming a store host.

Fill out our connect form to volunteer as an individual or with your group.

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