On a new Mission

June, 28, 2013

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A big change is coming to the Eugene Mission as the homeless shelter ends its longtime program of collecting and selling old newspapers.

For more than 50 years, men from the Mission have gathered old newspapers and magazines from hundreds of rust-red wooden boxes around Eugene-Springfield and Lane County. They sort and bundle-wrap the paper, which the mission sells to recyclers.

The program once played an important financial role for the Christian-based shelter, but decades-in-the-making trends have turned the collections into a money loser.

When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest. Leave them for the poor and for the foreigner residing among you. I am the LORD your God.
Leviticus 23:22