The Good Shepherd Health Care System Education Department is collecting gently used or new backpacks for the homeless through Oct. 18.
The backpacks will be distributed at the Project Community Connect/Veterans Stand Down event on Oct. 20. Although this event occurs annually, backpacks are seldom included in the donations received, making it hard for homeless attendees to keep or carry items from the event.
You can drop off your empty and clean backpack at the Good Shepherd Health Care System Education Department by Oct. 18. For more information, call 541-667-3509.