Your Donations Change Lives

Every year, the members of Eugene Southtowne Rotary participate and support more than 28 different Local and International products, that help change people’s lives!

You can DONATE HERE to offer gifts of hope,
education, and unconditional love.

Here is a brief listing of the work that is being done, with your donations!

Fairfield Elementary Committee

  1. OBOB – Increase the number of coaches to accommodate the growing number of participating students. Organize the end-of-battles Party celebration.
  2. Spirit of Giving – Help solicit gifts for the event and volunteers to set up and help children “shop” for presents. Supplement as needed and budget allows.
  3. Family Engineering Night – Provide volunteers to set up and help with a science activity project and provide books to students attending.

Food Box Committee

  1. Work in partnership with Head Start, Fairfield Elementary School, and Downtown Languages to provide food boxes to families facing imminent food shortages
  2. Provide boxes within the limits of the resources available for this project.

Head Start Committee

  1. Provide each child at Fairfield & Clear Lake Head Start a book once a month and an experience with our regular reader that makes reading and learning exciting. Coordinate an activity and craft project that reinforces learning and the concepts in the book
  2. Provide safety equipment for Eugene Headstart families in need as recommended by Head Start staff, meeting their program goals.
    3. Provide warm sweatsuits at winter break to some Bethel Head Start classrooms, and emergency socks, underwear and jackets when requested by Head Start staff.
  3. Provide end of the year activities as requested by staff, as possible by volunteers and budget.

Homeless Support Committee

Youth House

  1. Provide dinners 2 times/month and
  2. Provide essential food items in the intervening weeks for the residents of the house

Hosea drop-in center  (Renee) 

  1. Provide dinners once per quarter for homeless teens
  2. Arrange two picnic/BBQ/”fun in the park” days for the same population

4J McKinney-Vento School Supplies (Leslie)

Collect school supplies for the 4J McKinney-Vento liaison to distribute to homeless students

ECCO High School

  1. Work with the staff of ECCO High School to assist approximately 45 students in acquiring necessary legal documents (birth certificate, Social Security number, Oregon ID)
  2. Perhaps assist students with college and scholarship applications

15th Night

  1. When RAN expands into additional schools, arrange for Megan Schultz to speak to the club about the project; then encourage members to join it.
  2. Fulfill needs of RAN as they become known
  3. Provide needed sewing supplies and ‘teachers’ to teach students how to repair Columbia Sportswear

St. Vinnie’s Family Annex

  1. Provide dinner once/month for Annex residents.
  2. Provide occasional crafts activities for the children.
  3. Include SEHS Interact students in these projects

Eugene Mission Dinner Service Team

  1. Survey Dinner Service Team prior to each quarter to determine members’ availability to serve. Use the information gathered to prepare and distribute serving quarterly schedules.
  2. Take photos of Dinner Service Team members serving meals for a SpinOff article to inform Southtowne members about the project.
  3. Assist the Eugene Mission with other volunteer needs they might have during the year
  4. Members of the Dinner Service Team attend the “Life Changes” graduation for men and women associated with the Mission.

Emergency Committee

  1. Continue to work with Club and Foundation regarding Emergency requests – both loans and gifts.
  2. Review all requests for emergency funds–both loans and gifts.
  3. Interview all loan candidates and vote (via email) on each request.
  4. Continue to work with community partners to meet the needs of local families within budget constraints.
  5. Provide mentors to families receiving emergency loan help
  6. Work with Food for Lane County to assemble and deliver Spring break Food boxes, and with the Food Box Committee for Thanksgiving and Holiday Food Boxes.

Southtowne Educational Stipends Committee 

  1. Continue to solicit requests from all community partners for the Southtowne Educational Stipends.
  2. Meet with candidates recommended by community partners for Southtowne Educational Stipends.
  3. Work with committee and funds available to help candidates reach their educational goals.
  4. Continue to work with the Board and the Foundation in streamlining funds to meet stipend requests.

Downtown Languages Committee

  1. Work with partner to determine what’s needed and respond within the parameters of the budget.
  2. Provide craft booths for Day of the Children celebration
  3. Continue doing food-prize incentives for Pilas attendance as well as food boxes at the end of each Pilas term.
  4. Provide favors and bilingual books for graduation ceremonies.
  5. Provide pumpkins and carving activities for Day of the Dead celebrations.
  6. Provide Posada bags for Pilas celebrations.
  7. Provide staff and teachers some sort of appreciation for all they do. (If funding exists toward the end of the school year)

Meals on Wheels Committee

  1. Continue delivering the two current routes (Irving and Beacon) with paired current and past club members.
  2. Solicit new members as needed to maintain rotating schedule.

Emerald Village Tiny Homes Project 

  1. Help in completing one of the Tiny Homes in Emerald Village by providing funding and labor for a front and back entrance porch and interior enhancements. This would help to provide a home to persons who might otherwise be homeless.

International Southtowne Rotary Projects

  • Peace Committee- Promoting Peace through local and international initiatives
  • Hospital Supply Committee- collecting and distributing donated medical supplies from local health organization, to be used in partner programs in Africa.
  • Aid Africa – Education and Sanitation Projects
  • Project Amigo – Education support for sponsored schools in Mexico
  • San Miguel School for the Deaf
  • Buyijja Village School in Uganda- Education Materials, Water and Solar
  • Rwanda English Project – Teaching teachers how to teach English
  • Stove Team- Creating safe, efficient stoves for rural Central Americans
  • Rotary Friendship Exchange /Group Study Exchange
  • Support SVRGG global grants with other District 5110 clubs.

You can DONATE HERE to offer gifts of hope, education, and unconditional love.