OREGON: A nonprofit trade organization based on philanthropy has reached out to help during the holiday – but had the offer turned down.
The group, “Women Leaders in Cannabis,” says it’s been denied several times.
The Eugene office of the Oregon Department of Human Services and two charities said “no” when the group wanted to donate turkey dinner baskets to clients in need.
But they finally found a group who said “yes”.
KindTree Autism Rocks is a volunteer group that celebrates people in the autism community.
When WLC said they wanted to donate food baskets, Autism Rocks was excited to receive them.
The group says they are not concerned about WLC’S association with cannabis.
“It’s more about, you know, let’s meet a need in this community and it’s an act of generous giving and passing forward,” said Vice President Molly Elliott of Autism Rocks.