This Week's Community Announcements

• Giving Tuesday (12/3) is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. It was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, this idea has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, col-laborate, and celebrate generosity. Consider making a donation to your favorite local nonprofit organization.

• Community Volunteer Opportunities List is available on the KNND website www.knnd.com, click on the CALENDAR tab to discover the many opportunities for individuals and families to be do-gooders and have some fun, too!

• City Committee Vacancies: Budget (3), Audit (2), Planning (2), Historic Landmark (1): Application deadline is Friday, Dec 13, at 5 pm. Applications available online at www.cottagegrove.org or can be picked up in the City Manager’s Office at 400 Main St. Information on each committee’s purpose and the time commitment required is on the city website.

• City Leaf Pickup M-F this week. For more information visit www.cottagegrove.org (Last one for this year is Dec 16-20)

• Hey CyberMonday Shoppers! Support local nonprofit organization using Amazon Smile for your holiday gift buying. Registered nonprofits are: Bohemia Heritage Association (BMD), Cottage Theatre, Friends of the CG Carousel, Singing Creek Educational Center, & South Lane Mental Health. If your organization is registered with this site, send an email to cindy@knnd.com so we can add you to this list for Amazon shoppers to support. Go to www.smile.amazon.com to sign up for the program and to make purchases. (The same items are available on both sites.)

• Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel To learn about upcoming fundraisers & how you can help make this dream a reality, visit www.cgcarousel.com or its Facebook page or call Don Williams at 541-942-4752.

• Community Sharing calls for volunteers! Help needed with unloading a truck, shelving food, managing the clothes closet & assisting clients. Interested? Call 541-942-2176 for more information.

• Pickleball Anyone? Open play Pickleball every Mon/Thu/Sat from 9 am-Noon & Tue 9-11 am at Riverside Church Gym, 1255 S. River Rd. Free activity & all are welcome. For more info call Ken at 503-318-8915 or Chris at 541-914-5937.

• CG High School Student Assistance Fund allows students to remain in school and be prepared for whatever career path they choose. The fund pays for: car repair to get to a job that requires transportation; activity participation fee, equipment and supplies; school events outside the classroom; work clothing & safety equipment; and tutoring fees. Community contributions are essential to the fund’s success. To make a donation call Vicki Evans at 541-942-3391

• NAMI Family Support Group available: The National Alliance of Mental Illness now hosts meetings on the First & Third Tuesdays from 6-7:30 pm at the ROP Building (formerly Healing Matrix), 632 E. Main St. The support group welcomes anyone who has a loved one struggling with mental illness. Info: 541-343-7688 or resourcecenter@namilane.org

• Beds for Freezing Nights really REALLY Needs Community Support: Save a life this winter! To volunteer, donate or get more information go to: www.freezingnights.com

• American Heritage Girls Troop Fundraiser with The Giving Bean Underway The Giving Bean sells specialty coffees and teas from $10-$15. Go to https://www.givingbean.com/store/home.php?partner=d5b22 to place an online order. In-person orders must be received by Friday, Dec. 6, to ensure they arrive on time. Proceeds help pay for troop expenses. For more info or to place an order call 541-942-6417.

• Safe Haven Women’s Recovery House Sponsor-A-Bed Fundraiser, The new facility has vacancies for four additional women. To sponsor a bed or get more information about residency call 541-946-3234.

• South Valley Resource Alliance community call for help: Volunteers needed for truck driving, webmaster, fundraising, Bookkeeping & distribution of food on the first & third Fridays. Interested? Send email to svra4cg@gmail.com

• Mayor & City Council Sponsored Residential Holiday Lighting Contest All residences within city limits are eligible. Submit nominations by calling 541-942-5501, by email citymanager@cottagegrove.org or on the city web page www.cottagegrove.org. Deadline is Friday, Dec. 13 at 5 pm. Judging occurs on Dec 16 between 6-8 pm with winners announced on Dec. 18. Only decorations and lights visible from the street will be judged on neatness, theme, creativity and overall appearance. Prize winners receive utility bill credit: First Place $100, Second Place $75 & Third Place $50