Local Woman Makes a Difference with Kids

EUGENE, Ore. — A number of people work jobs that don’t end when the time clock stops. That’s the case for one local woman, who’s going above and beyond to put kids first in our community. Our community champion this week is a mom, a boasted-about boss and an advocate for kids. KEZI 9 News … Continue reading »

Woman Raises Awareness for New Moms

EUGENE, Ore. — A Eugene woman is trying to make it easier on new moms and show them the resources available to them. Lillian Shoupe pounds the pavement with pamphlets, taking them to local doctors’ offices to educate them on the services local nonprofit WellMama has to offer. The director, Tatiana Efremova, nominated her as a community … Continue reading »

NCU Takes Part in Local Service Projects

EUGENE, Ore. — Dozens of students and staff took a break from the books Wednesday at Northwest Christian University for a good cause. It was their annual “Embrace the Community Day” where they help out community organizations. One group gathered at St. Thomas Episcopal Community Garden on Coburg Road to prepare celery ready for distribution … Continue reading »

90th Birthday Party

EUGENE, Ore. –A special surprise for a Eugene woman who’s spent decades helping others. Martha Tippetts isn’t your average 90-year-old, between her presidency at the Willamette Oaks Residence Association and the Caregivers Support Group she runs, she goes above and beyond to help others. Her support group put together a party, full of surprises Wednesday. … Continue reading »

Making A Difference: Micah Grotee

EUGENE, Ore. — With the summer break over and kids back in class, there’s a lot more issues kids have to deal with. That’s why the Boys and Girls Club says its mentoring program is so important. We have a great new match for you to meet. Eugene Police Officer Jim McBride saw one of … Continue reading »

Making A Difference: Raleigh Perko

EUGENE, Ore. — In less than two weeks kids will be heading back to class for time with their teachers and classmates but this doesn’t mean kids don’t need a little extra mentoring in the off time. All summer KEZI 9 NEWS has been featuring some great matches at the Boys and Girls Club. The waiting … Continue reading »

Mentoring at the Boys and Girls Club

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s a beautiful summer day–perfect for some bobble ball. Scott Carney just found out he’s been matched with 10-year-old Damien Gilstrap-Russell. He’ll be mentoring him on school and family issues, coupled with some fun. “I wanted to get involved with mentoring because there are a lot of kids here, but some of … Continue reading »

Making a Difference: Jackson Vaughn

EUGENE, Ore. — Summer at the Boys & Girls Club of Emerald Valley is a very busy time, and the need for mentors is growing. This week we introduce you to a match made stronger through athletics, and a young boy just hoping a mentor will make his life’s storyline a little better. Former University … Continue reading »

Making a Difference: Emerenciana Reyes

EUGENE, Ore. — With school out, the Boys & Girls Club of Emerald Valley is finding itself with an influx of kids, and they all need mentors. Because school is out, but parents still work that waiting list for mentees needing a mentor is up to about 30. The Boys & Girls Club hopes people … Continue reading »

Making a Difference: Sophia Perko

EUGENE, Ore. — There are a number of kids in our community looking for mentors to spend a little bit of time with them. Volunteering and becoming a mentor at the Boys and Girls Club doesn’t have to take up too much of your time. If you can spare an hour, to these kids it … Continue reading »

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