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2014 Backpacks For Kids
Soroptomists of the Bay Area, Dept. of Human Services and K-DOCK is proud to partner up for Operation Backpacks For Kids!
According to the Dept. of Human Services, the need for foster care for children removed from drug-endangered homes is still a constant problem. Often these children face a double trauma: not only do they suddenly lose their parents, they also, too often, lose everything with which they are familiar. Their clothing, toys, school supplies and even their toothbrush.
Together we can help these kids!!
Coos Bay Area Soroptimists and the Department of Human Services will partner for the 11th annual Operation Backpacks for Kids to benefit children displaced from violence, neglect and drug-affected homes into emergency foster care.
According to the Dept. of Human Services, children taken from their homes and placed in foster care face a double trauma. They suddenly lose their parents, clothing, toys, school supplies and even their toothbrush. What would you need if you were taken from your home with no warning?
Coos Bay Soroptimists are asking for your help!
Early donations will be taken at several locations throughout the bay area and Coos County. The group is seeking NEW backpacks, jeans, t-shirts, tennis shoes, and hygiene products such as soaps, shampoo, toothbrushes and tooth paste. Also important are infant supplies, underwear, quilts/blankets, books or journals for all ages from infant to teen. Drop locations include the Charleston, Coos Bay and North Bend Fire Departments; Coos Bay and North Bend Bi-Mart Stores, Bandon US Cellular and K-DOCK Radio.
The final push to collect all needed items will be Saturday, October 18th at the Coos Bay and North Bend Bi-Mart Stores from 10am – 2pm
PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORS WHO SUPPORT BACKPACKS FOR KIDS! The K-DOCK Broadcast Crew will be on location live brought to you by:
Action Trophies and Signs is your one stop shop for engraving, creating custom printed posters, banners, magnets, decals and more. Think of them first for plaques, screen printing, award ribbons and medals. Go where the action is, Action Trophies and Signs in Bunker Hill in Coos Bay. Call (541) 269-0550 or online at www.actiontrophys.com.
Bandon US Cellular, your local US CELLULAR store in Bandon, is proud to support Operation Backpacks. Visit your local Bandon US CELLULAR store in the Bandon Shopping Center and drop off your donation. And, whether you need to upgrade your cellular device or service remember, they will cover your early termination fees. Just ask for Rosie!
Belisle’s Dentures By Design in Coos Bay is a locally owned and a family operated business where quality dentures cost less. Open at 9am Monday through Friday. Call (541) 267-7278 or stop in for a free consultation. They’re located at 970 S Broadway on Highway 101 South in Coos Bay. “You’ll have a smile while you wait” at Belisle’s Dentures By Design.
Bi-Mart is proud to support Operation Backpacks since it began. Right now stop in to your Coos Bay or North Bend Bi-Mart store, pick up a backpack or item to donate and drop it in the early Donation Drop Boxes located by the check stands at each store. Bi-Mart, just right for the northwest.
Dishner’s Restaurant on Broadway in North Bend. Open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Gidding’s Boatworks in Charleston is pleased to support the Operation Backpacks and proud to support our community. They’ve been building and repairing quality fishing vessels since 1979. Gidding’s Boatworks located in the upper Charleston Marina.
Ken Ware, Chevy, Buick, GMC, Cadillac is where you’ll find the best deal on new and used vehicles in Oregon. You’ll get reliable service before and after the sale. Come take a test drive today at 1595 Newmark in North Bend. See their entire inventory online at www.kenware.net, Ken Ware, where Chevy Runs Deep, since 1984. Phone: (541) 756-1181.
North Bend Lanes and the Back Alley Pub & Grill for Food, Fun and Bowling. Visit them online at www.northbendlanes.com to learn about Fall Bowling Leagues, the “Learn to Bowl” special or to check out the great food available at the Back Alley Pub and Grill.
Perry’s Plumbing and Electrical Supply has the largest selection of electrical, plumbing, lighting fixtures and supplies on the South Coast. You won’t find lower prices anywhere. Shop where the contractors shop. They’re open seven days a week at 3133 Broadway in North Bend or call (541) 756-2051.
World Pawn Exchange in North Bend has everything and more! They have a wide selection of music instruments, video games and systems, firearms, jewelry and whole lot more. If you need cash, they buy gold and silver. You can even get a cash loan! World Pawn Exchange located at 1980 Sherman Ave., North Bend or call (541) 756-2789.
Verger Chrysler Jeep, Dodge and Ram is committed to customer service and satisfaction. Visit their showroom at 1400 Ocean Boulevard, Coos Bay. You can also find their huge inventory of new and used vehicles online at www.verger.com. (541) 888-5594