2021 Toy Drive & Other Giving Options
Help make the season a little brighter for local families!
The City has some great options:
Toy Drive - The Lake Oswego Fire Department and the Library are accepting new, unwrapped toys to bring holiday cheer to children in need. Toys will be shared with families throughout the local area and distributed by the Tualatin Valley Elks Lodge. Please drop off toys by Monday, December 13 at the Lake Oswego Fire Department Main Station (300 B Avenue).
Fill A Stocking, Fill A Heart distributes over 3000 stockings to families in need throughout Clackamas County, including Lake Oswego. Pick up a handmade stocking and fill it with basic needs items along with a few special gifts and return it to City Hall by 5 p.m., Friday, December 3.
Hunger Fighters Oregon is collecting non-perishable food to help residents in need that request emergency food each month. You can help make a difference by your donation of food at City Hall and the Library. The Library, 706 Fourth Street, will continue to collect food year-round.
Parks & Recreation Youth Action Council Fleece Donations - The Youth Action Council (YAC) is collecting donations to purchase fleece yards to make and decorate blankets for the Clackamas Children’s Center. Each year, YAC makes fun fleece blankets for children who visit the Clackamas Children’s Center, a resource and assessment center dedicated to supporting youth who may be experiencing abuse. Donations are tax deductible and accepted until December 31 via the website.
Utility Assistance - The City established a Temporary Utility Assistance Program to provide eligible individuals and families in need temporary assistance with paying their City of Lake Oswego utility bill. All donations are placed into a fund used exclusively for emergency utility assistance and administered by a local non-profit. Visit www.lakeoswego.city/temporary-utility-assistance for more information and to donate.
For additional information, please call the Public Information Office at 503-635-0257.