Nonprofit Aids Disabled Children

  EUGENE, Ore. — Parenting is one thing. Parenting a child with disabilities is another, and for some parents the demands can be too much at times. Direction Service on Willamette Street in Eugene is a nonprofit that can help those parents. And this year, Direction Service is getting help from the Great Rotary Duck … Continue reading »

2012 Duck Race: Best-Kept Secret

EUGENE, Ore. — At Happy Hearts Kids Care, every day has a set routine, one the kids who come here can get accustomed to. That’s something the owner and director Christine Friedemann learned from her experience with her own son years ago. “He just socially wasn’t doing well in the classroom. He wasn’t interested in … Continue reading »

2012 Duck Race: Direction Service

EUGENE, Ore. — “We’ve been a well-kept secret for a long time.” According Aimee Walsh, the family coordination director for Direction Service,  the agency might have stayed a secret if it weren’t for the Great Rotary Duck Race. “It’s kind of a stamp of approval in the community that the Duck Race believes in what you … Continue reading »