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For the four years leading up to the pandemic and general shutdown of public events, the Messenger hosted an annual, in-person Giving Tuesday meet-and-greet. . the largest of its kind of southern Oregon! It was an opportunity to mix-and-mingle with representatives from nonprofit agencies—the very people who are working to

Shelter Friends is an all volunteer group dedicated to partnering with the Josephine County Animal Shelter to help provide for the welfare, rehabilitation and rehoming of the displaced animals in our county. With community support we are able to provide for the medical needs of adoptable animals and facilitate a

Support R.O.O.T.S. Rogue Opt Outside Together School this November through the Give Guide – and stop by Weekend Brewery to buy a raffle ticket and support the organization.  R.O.O.T.S. Outdoor School, PMB #555 560 NE F St.,Ste. A Grants Pass, OR 97526 Checks made payable to The Do Good Foundation with

Transformational Storytelling: The Hearth trusts in the power of personal stories to heal, connect, enrich, and mobilize communities for good. We believe that in an increasingly fast-paced and fractured world, sharing stories can be a radical and deeply human practice for strengthening common values, combating loneliness, cultivating compassion, and uncovering

Ashland New Plays Festival is a cool local nonprofit that supports playwrights in the development of new works through workshops, readings and more. Their flagship Fall Festival features four winning playwrights whose plays are selected from 500 submissions through a reading process with a community of 60 ANPF volunteer readers who

Ashland Folk Festival supports up-in-coming artists from across the country. Through music they foster human connection and community building while focusing on providing a living wage for Artists performing their original music. $50 helps feed traveling artists $100 sponsors a local opening band $400 sponsors a Winter Concert Head over to The

When it comes to long-term care, assisted living is usually the first place older adults turn to. However, if they are still relatively independent, you might want to consider in-home care for as long as possible. Many seniors are happiest living in their own space, especially if they have already

A minor car accident is often overlooked because people believe a polite discussion can resolve it. However, whether it’s just scratched on your vehicle or a minor injury caused by a minor car accident, you should still be prepared for the consequences of your actions. This is the reason why

HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: A Kaddish for Bernie Madoff (Available April 24-25) It is not a Hollywood movie pitch: “A chamber-rock opera about the intersection of finance and spirituality.” And, oh yeah, at the center of the story is disgraced financier Bernie Madoff and his decade-old con job. Perhaps not a

HIGHLY, HIGHLY RECOMMENDED: Teddy, Out of Tune (Available April 26-27) Noted for its gentle assessment of individuals on the fringe of the American west, the feature film Nomadland has received far-reaching applause and accolades—and a few Oscar nods. Teddy, Out of Tune deserves just as much. A film that is