Eugene Caldera Songwriters will get an early start on Valentine’s Day with its annual benefit concert for Egan Warming Centers from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at First Christian Church, 1166 Oak St. in downtown Eugene.

For the past decade, the Caldera singer-songwriters have staged a popular event that includes original Americana music, mingled with haiku, humor and a heartwarming spirit of community and good will. The two-hour benefit provides an opportunity for people to listen to the Eugene area’s brightest musical lights while supporting Egan’s vital community services.

All donations will benefit Egan Warming Centers, which is administered by the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County. Such donations, along with help from local governments, faith institutions and other community partners, enable Egan volunteers to provide unsheltered people in Lane County with meals and a safe place to sleep on dangerously cold nights.

Donations of goods including clean warm hats, gloves, blankets, coats, sweaters, pillows, white socks, and toiletries are appreciated and can be dropped off at the front door of First Christian. Winter gear such as sleeping bags, tarps and tents are also appreciated.

People can get a seat at this year’s Egan benefit by making a donation at Donations are also accepted at the door on concert night. All donations will benefit Egan Warming Centers.

An edited video of the benefit will be posted on YouTube and Facebook several weeks after the concert.

For more information about this year’s Egan benefit concert, email Paul Neville at

Also, to learn more about the importance of supporting this critical lifesaving service in our community, please view this recent video: “Egan Warming Centers Save Lives.”