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Burley Design Cooperative of Eugene has donated bicycle trailers valued at $1,500 to the ongoing efforts to rebuild New Orleans. The trailers will be used by Common Ground Relief to help people move back into their homes. This is Burley's second donation of trailers to aid in the New Orleans relief efforts.

India Partners, an international, faith-based relief and development agency in Eugene that serves the basic needs of the people of India, raised $44,412 from individual donors and received a $40,000 matching grant from an anonymous private foundation in Kansas to build three village community centers in India. Also, The Riverside Foundation in Washington, D.C., has awarded a $4,500 grant to provide free computer training for persons with disabilities; and Mission Increase Foundation, Portland, has awarded a $50,000 matching grant for capacity building at India Partners' Eugene office.

The Stewart Aquatic Center in Eugene has received the following contributions: $700 from the Manley Foundation to assist with the purchase of a stainless steel wheelchair; $5,000 from the Northwest Health Foundation for employee handbooks and human resources assistance; $5,500 from the Juan Young Trust for vital safety items and swim toys for children; $3,000 from The Norman and Olga Evelyn Wildish Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation for general support; and $8,000 from Trust Management Services for vital safety, rescue and first aid equipment.

The Eugene Public Library Foundation has provided two gifts totaling nearly $13,000 to the Eugene Public Library. The EPL Foundation Year 2000 Fund awarded $7,034 toward the purchase of picture books, large print books and the five-volume reference Historical Statistics of the United States. The New Books & Media Fund 2005 gave $5,900 for new books, films, audio books, and other materials.

Prevention and Recovery Northwest, a Eugene nonprofit substance abuse treatment organization, has received a $5,000 grant from The PGE Foundation. Also, The Collins Foundation has issued a challenge grant in the amount of $15,000. The money will be used to provide substance abuse treatment services to adult clients who otherwise would be unable to afford treatment and who are at risk of dropping through the cracks under the public funding system.

The Weyerhaeuser Co. Foundation has awarded $98,300 in grants to six nonprofit organizations in Lane County: United Way of Lane County received $80,000 for its annual fund; the city of Springfield's fire and life safety emergency medical services division received $5,000 for the Helmets Rule bicycle safety program; Mount Pisgah Arboretum received $5,000 for its Spring Discovery Tours program; Camp Fire USA, Wilani Council, received $3,000 to fund leadership training for adult volunteers; Education Together Foundation received $3,000 to fund three academic scholarships for local high school seniors; and Arts Umbrella received $2,300 to fund educational concerts for regional elementary students. Also, the foundation donated more than 55 computers to local schools including the Lowell School District; Spencer Butte Middle School and Meadowlark Elementary in Eugene; and Thurston Middle School in Springfield.

Springfield Public Library's Youth Services Department has received a $2,000 grant and in-kind donation of $3,000 in publicity from Comcast for the 2006 Summer Readers program.

PeaceHealth Medical Group has received a $10,000 grant from the American Medical Group Association in Alexandria, Va., to support quality improvement efforts for diabetes care. The practice is one of five medical groups nationwide to be awarded such a grant.

Business Giving runs monthly. It recognizes volunteer work, donations and other contributions by businesses, labor groups and others. Fax items to Business Giving, 683-7631, e-mail to businessnews@guardnet.com, or mail to Business Giving, The Register-Guard, P.O. Box 10188, Eugene, OR 97440. For more information, call Ilene Aleshire at 338-2377, or e-mail businessnews@guardnet.com.
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Date:Apr 9, 2006
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