Furniture bank seeks donations
What to do with the old blankets, kitchenware, linens and other household goods, once your new Christmas gifts are unpacked? Donate to Community Warehouse, which collects lightly used furniture, heaters and other household goods for families in need, including the homeless. Go to communitywarehouse.org/give-furniture to find out how and where to donate and what items are particularly in need.
Last minute gifts?
Give the outdoors-lover on your list a pass to Oregon State Parks. Annual parking permits can be purchased online at a discount until Dec. 31. Passes are $25 (normally $30). Gift permits are for sale online at https://store.oregonstateparks.org/.