Backpacks For Kids

Approximately 3500 children in Oregon are placed in foster care every year due to abuse and neglect. Many leave with just the clothes on their backs. Operation Backpack aims to help.

The Soroptimists of the Coos Bay Area, Department of Human Services and K-DOCK will host the annual “Operation Backpacks for Kids” Collection Effort at the North Bend and Coos Bay Bi-Mart Stores Saturday October 26th from 10am until 2pm
They are looking for items for all ages from birth to 18:
  • Socks, underwear, shoes, jeans, shirts and pajamas
  • Daily hygiene products
  • Diapers, Baby Wipes, Bottles, toys
  • School supplies for all school aged children
  • Healthy non-perishable snacks: cheese & crackers, granola bars, juice boxes, fruit snacks, jerky and peanut butter & crackers.
Art Connection in Coos Bay has a large selection of art supplies. They’re located on the corner of 4th and Anderson in the heart of downtown Coos Bay.  Call (541) 267-0186 or find them online at

Atlas Edge Staffing Services where their business is people. Providing you the business owner with employees of all skill levels. Open Monday through Friday 8 to 5 at 340 State Street across from the Mill Casino in North Bend online at

Bay Clinic Pediatric Walk-In Clinic, Monday through Friday 8 to 10 am, where there’s no appointment needed. Trust your child’s care to Bay Clinic Pediatrics, 1750 Thompson Road Coos Bay, now with a walk-in clinic 8 to 10am Monday through Friday.

Bassett Hyland Energy Company, keeping your engine clean with Techron at Chevron, serving the Coos and Douglas Counties. Online at or call (541) 267-2107.

Bay Appliance & TV & The Mattress Store part of the Southern Oregon Coast since 1964!  Top quality appliances, TVs, and bedding.  Downtown Coos Bay, 253 S. Broadway. Call 541-269-5158 or find them online at

Bay Optical the only full service optical lab on the South Coast. Where they keep you seeing well and looking good. They’re located at 3587 Broadway in North Bend call (541) 756-2571.  

Belisle’s Dentures By Design in Coos Bay is where quality dentures cost less. Free consultations at 970 S Broadway on Hwy 101 South in Coos Bay. Open Monday through Friday call (541) 267-7278 or online at

North Bend Lanes, come see what all the fun is about and sign up now for fun league bowling. Call now at (541) 756-0571, North Bend Lanes, your family entertainment center.

Reed’s Import Specialists in North Bend is your complete import auto repair, service and maintenance headquarters. They know import cars inside and out.  Serving the Bay Area since 1987 on Broadway in North Bend. Call (541) 756 6482.

State Farm providing insurance and financial services with Russell W. Clark Insurance Agency at 272 Park Avenue in Coos Bay or call (541) 267- 4441. Like a good neighbor State Farm is there, online at

 Tom’s Lock and Key in North Bend, where their customers are key people. Twenty-four-hour emergency service, licensed, bonded and certified. Call (541)756-4295

World Pawn Exchange in North Bend has everything and 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.