Nearly two dozen gifted local performers took part in the Caldera Songwriters second online concert benefitting the Egan Warming Center. This heartwarming show is still available on the Facebook event page, and you can still donate!

Caldera Songwriters held a second Facebook watch party March 14 to celebrate the release of their pre-recorded concert series benefiting the Egan Warming Center. Nearly two dozen gifted local performers took part in the concert, which is still available on the Facebook event page.

The first in the two-concert series, on Valentine’s Day, raised more than $1,300 for Egan Warming Center, which provides emergency cold-weather shelter for homeless people in the Eugene-Springfield area. Donations included a $500 challenge grant by local resident Marion Sweeney that was applied to donations resulting from the second concert.

Caldera has performed annual benefit concerts for Egan for nearly a decade. In past years, the in-person events at Eugene’s Tsunami books drew standing-room crowds that came to hear some of the area’s brightest musical talents, while supporting Egan’s vital lifesaving services.

In light of pandemic-related restrictions on public gatherings, Caldera decided to continue this year’s benefit safely online in this two-part offering.

Friends of the Caldera Songwriters Group are asked to make donations of any amount. All donations go to Egan Warming Center, a program of the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, and can be made directly at; click the “Donate Funds” link and designate gifts for Egan.

Donations can also be made through the Caldera Songwriters Group Facebook page, or the Facebook event page.

Donations of material goods, including hats, gloves, blankets, coats, sweaters, pillows, socks and toiletries should be marked for Egan and dropped off at SVdP’s attended drive-through donation center at 2890 Chad Drive, Eugene.