CORE Eugene

is creating community that supports, empowers and advocates for young people

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CORE Supporter

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$5
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CORE SUPPORTER

This tier comes with the most selfless gift of all- the knowledge that your contribution keeps the wheels turning for CORE! We'll throw in a one time sticker set too :)
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Tag Along

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$10
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TAG ALONG FOR THE SHENANIGANS 

This $10 donation is just the kind of entry level, low commitment opportunity similar to a once monthly ride-along style volunteer shift.

For the price of a couple cups of coffee, you can provide about 5 meals, and is exactly the kind of support we need at a base level. 

This tier comes with not only the knowledge of sustaining CORE on outreach/street feed, but comes with a one time sticker pack sent to you, our donor! 
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Dumpster Fire Fighter

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$25
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DUMPSTER FIRE FIGHTER

This slightly-above-ride along sustaining monthly donation will provide around 10 meals for Street Feed- enabling CORE to continue developing foundational relationships to those experiencing housing instability, resource deficiency, and or homelessness.  

This tier will include a one time sticker pack, as well as a shirt design after 3 months of subscriptions!
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A black and white, original logo tee for your contribution!

The Kit Club

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$50
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THE KIT CLUB

This substantial monthly reoccurring donation belongs to the racoon Kits of the world- wind in your hair and dirt on your paws. One of our right hand (paw?) comrades, you are the center of CORE. This donation will provide up to 20 meals for Street Feed a month, you sweet trash panda...

After three months of sustained donation- this tier has the added bonus of a custom shirt with the CORE logo, as well as a one time sticker pack at time of sign up!
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  • Exclusive T-shirt - A color logo, black tee with an original CORE logo!
  • Exclusive Hoodie - Black hoodie/color CORE logo for your generous contribution!

Road Dog

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$75
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ROAD DOG STATUS 

What's that over there, foaming at the mouth and smiling an uncertain smile?

Did that furball smirk before throwing a resource guide at me from behind the dumpster at WJ?

On a second glance we see something loving, smiling, and ready to help...

That thing is you, and we love you! 

With your sustained donation of $75 monthly, CORE will be able to provide about 30 meals per month for Street Feed.

This will also come with a one time sticker pack, a thank you card coming from CORE's two Executive Directors, as well as a CORE logo hoodie!
  • Shenanigans Fund
Exclusive Merch
Fulfilled by Patreon
Includes
  • Exclusive Hoodie - Black hoodie/color CORE logo for your generous contribution!
  • Exclusive Mug - A color logo mug, something you can use every morning !

Trash Panda Special

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$100
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TRASH PANDA SPECIAL

Alright, we know, we've been watching, and you're as wild as they come. 

With this dangerously generous, impactful, special, and monthly donation, you will receive a Street Feed logo hoodie, sticker pack, and a secret gift from our staff once three months of subscription have been completed. 

Each month, this donation tier will provide around 40 meals for Street Feed, and of course, will keep the wind at our backs. 
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Includes
  • Exclusive Mug - A color logo mug, something you can use every morning !
  • Exclusive Hoodie - Exclusive Street Feed hoodie!

STRAIGHT UP SHENANIGANS

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$250
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STRAIGHT UP SHENANIGANS

For this tier, and this tier only, will you be able to pie Brittiny and Dylan in the face, or nominate a volunteer to do so. It will be filmed, it will be posted, and it will all be possible because of you :)

This patronage also supports meal funding for a single monthly Street Feed, a feat that will positively impact our programs significantly. 

Oh yeah, and we'll include a sticker pack, a t shirt, a hoodie, and one of every new shirt design as they come out.
  • Shenanigans Fund
Exclusive Merch
Fulfilled by Patreon
Includes
  • Exclusive T-shirt - A color logo, black tee with an original CORE logo!
  • Exclusive Mug - A color logo mug, something you can use every morning !
  • Exclusive Hoodie - Exclusive Street Feed hoodie!

10

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$273

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About CORE Eugene

“Community Outreach through Radical Empowerment (CORE) is dedicated to supporting, empowering and advocating for young people in Lane County surviving the effects of poverty, homelessness or other adversities.“

CORE was founded in September of 2017 and operates primarily by two unpaid executive directors. We have a small handful of amazing volunteers, and support from a network of other organizations and businesses in Eugene that support our cause. We see the importance of our work and have shown our dedication to creating a new vision for standard of service in our community by spending countless nights and weekends organizing, overseeing free programs, and organizing outreach on the streets of our city- Eugene.

In 2020 CORE increased all of our services due to the COVID-19 pandemic- sometimes literally walking into smoke from wildfires- to ensure the safety of our unhoused community members. Our small but mighty team of volunteers collaborate through a low-barrier, harm reductive methodology that aims fo self sufficiency in our participants. 

CORE currently runs three programs and one project; Street Outreach Alliance Project (SOAP), The Lens Program, Street Feed, and Harm Reduction Distribution (HRD) Services.

Our free, home cooked meal program offered in downtown Eugene for people ages 16-24, Street Feed, is a biweekly program that helps work to eliminate food insecurity among young people in our community.

CORE served 3,638 free meals in 2020. 

SOAP is a multifaceted, collaborative street outreach program. CORE partners with different agencies in the community to provide consistent and effective outreach to our neighbors living on the streets and in camps in the Eugene/Springfield area. CORE’s outreach practices are based in harm reduction, trauma informed care, and empowerment. We target youth and young adults ages 16-30, but do not discriminate in the dispersal of free supplies to anyone in need.

In 2020 CORE developed 3,045 contacts on outreach and distributed over 20,000 hygiene and survival supplies. 

Harm Reduction Distribution (HRD) Services started in April of 2020. HRD is not about abstinence, it is a low barrier program that distributes harm reduction supplies, education around safer use, and resource navigation in our community. We provide condoms, clean needles, narcan/naloxone, referrals to resources and much more for the sake of community health. We meet people where they are at no matter where they are on the spectrum of drug and alcohol use, sex work, as well as people who engage in at risk activities. All of this because we, the team at CORE, believe people who access our services are the experts in their own lives.

In 2020 HRD distributed 37,250 clean needles and 2,982 doses of Naloxone. 

The Lens program is an empowerment program that allows youth and young adults to tell their stories through photography. We give youth disposable cameras and develop their photos. Photos are published in a local media publication.

CORE recognizes that the nonprofit industrial complex exists, is broken, and reform is needed as swiftly and effectively as possible.

We somberly recognize that the data from each of our programs represent individual failures of our systemic supports. This most impacts the most vulnerable, marginalized, and oppressed members of our community in Eugene.

Without meeting basic needs for these people, human suffering will continue to be endured. We recognize that 2020 was a dumpster fire of a year, and it is our hope that CORE will continue to be an integral pillar for support in our community. CORE’S engagement and investment young people will continue into 2021.

Our goals for 2021 are to :

1. Open up a community café/employment program for young people in partnership with Lunch People, LLC.

2. Sustain and Develop Street Outreach Programs. We look to expand our street outreach efforts through existing and new partnerships while expanding our outreach base area.

3. Be a platform to amplify the voices of young people otherwise unheard.

OUR COMMUNITY CAN AND MUST DO BETTER BY OUR HOUSELESS COMRADES!

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Love,
CORE
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