Monthly Update:

There is exciting news at the Nursery!
First, Mayor Munroe proclaimed November 29th as #GivingTuesdayCG in Cottage Grove. Last year, more than 45,000 organizations in 71 countries came together to celebrate #GivingTuesday. Since its founding in 2012, #GivingTuesday has inspired giving around the world, resulting in greater donations, volunteer hours, and activities that bring about real change in communities. We invite you to join the movement and to help get out and give this November 29.

Second, Family Relief Nursery was named 3rd Best Small Non-profit in Oregon.Family Relief Nursery first joined the top 100 Nonprofits in 2010. Since then, the nursery has been awarded a top 100 spot each year. In 2013, they were ranked 5 out of all the nonprofits in Oregon. Finally this year, they broke into the top 3. Program Manager, Crystal Morrison, thinks this is due to the increase in teamwork and strong leadership. “We have a dedicated staff who use the mission and vision of the Nursery everyday to motivate their amazing work performance.” She also notes that the Nursery is continuing to grow and increase the number of families receiving services. “We just opened a site in Creswell and have increased our Home Based Program in Cottage Grove by 20 families.” The North Douglas location also is growing with a partnership with Yoncalla Early Works to provide additional learning playgroups. “This growth gives us (the leadership team) an opportunity to make sure all the interventionists and teachers are feeling involved in the community and impacting families in a positive way.”

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