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.┬áThe 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 »

Making a Difference: Colton & Dakoda

EUGENE, Ore. — The Boys & Girls Club serves nearly 1,000 kids a year. These kids come from all different types of families with large and small incomes. They have one thing in common. These kids are looking for guidance, someone to mentor them in these early very impressionable points of their lives. Here is … Continue reading »

Big Brothers, Big Sisters: Making the Perfect Match

EUGENE, Ore. — A lifetime bond–that’s what Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Lane County says you will get if you sign up to be a “big” for one of the dozens of kids waiting for a mentor. A couple of hours a week–that’s all Big Brothers Big Sisters says it takes to make a difference. … Continue reading »