Pearl Buck Center is a great organization here in Eugene that assists those with developmental disabilities with vocational, recreational and educational programs. March is National Disabilities Month and local businesses, including Dandelions, sell “Pearl Bucks” for $1 each to help raise money to fund these programs.
There are 3 main programs at the Pearl Buck Center. Their preschool provides education and support to children of parents with disabilities. They also have vocational training and job placement to help those at Pearl Buck learn skills and attain independence and, through independence, a great sense of self-esteem. The LEAP (Life Enhancing Activities Program) creates opportunities for those with developmental disabilities to explore creative expression using art, reading, film & music, dancing, gardening and more.
These programs rely heavily on volunteers but need financial assistance to maintain their high quality that they provide. The Pearl Buck Center doesn’t just contribute to the lives of individuals but to the whole community as well. Show your support and put your name on the Pearl Bucks you purchase! At Dandelions, you can purchase a Pearl Buck when you are in the store, placing an order over the phone or choose it as an add-on item when ordering online!