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.

If any of your fellow Israelites become poor and are unable to support themselves among you, help them as you would a foreigner and stranger, so they can continue to live among you. 36 Do not take interest or any profit from them, but fear your God, so that they may continue to live among you.
Leviticus 25:35-36