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Local woman uses Black Friday deals to help less fortunate

Local woman said she uses Black Friday deals to warm up the lives of those in need during the holiday season.

Posted: Nov 15, 2017 5:21 PM
Updated: Nov 17, 2017 1:51 PM

EUGENE, Ore. - While most people stock up on Black Friday, one local woman said she uses those deals as a way to warm up the hearts and lives of those in need during the holiday season.


MarciAnn Yantz is an animal rescuer and advocate.

She said for the past three years, she has been seizing up the Black Friday blanket deals with rescue animals in mind.

Yantz said one day she was shopping at Bi-Mart and saw a great price tag on the blankets.

She said that's when she decided to buy as many possible and donate them to animal rescues.

Last year, she said she collected 551 blankets.

"Our Bi-Mart in Veneta is well aware of what I do and they've already called me to see how many blankets I might be purchasing," said MarciAnn Yantz. "Their staff is great, so they're expecting me at 5:30 a.m. Black Friday."

Yantz hopes people will support her cause by making a donation.

She said her goal this year is to raise more than $1,000 dollars to donate 550 blankets.

Yantz said she also donates blankets to CASA, the Eugene Mission, and Sacred Heart.

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