Serving Our Community

Community Service in Action
Thanks to the community support for our Online Auction and the Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus as well as individual donations to the Eugene Downtown Lions Foundation, the following Community Service Grants were awarded for 2022-2023:
  • $1500 CandlelightersI
  • $1000 Center for Community Counseling
  • $1000 Lane Senior Support Coalition
  • $1200 SWV Honor Flight
  • $1500 Angel Flight West

In addition to our annual Community Service Grants, we provide grants when the need arises.


 School Vision Screening Schedule 2022 - 2023

District   School                      Date Street               Address 

Eugene River Road School   9/22/2022                 120 W Hillard Ln Eugene

Eugene Howard Elem            9/23/2022                 700 Howard Ave Eugene

Eugene Bertha Holt Elem      10/13/2022               770 Calvin St Eugene

Eugene Willagillespie Elem   10/24/2022               1125 Willagillespie Rd Eugene

Eugene Buena Vista Elem     10/26/2022               1500 Queens Way Eugene

Eugene Adams Elem             10/27/2022                950 W 22nd Ave Eugene

Eugene YG Immersion          10/28/2022                850 Howard Ave Eugene

Eugene Spring Creek Elem   11/1/2022                  560 Irvington Dr Eugene

Eugene Camas Ridge Com   11/2/2022                  1150 East 29th Ave Eugene

Eugene McCormack Elem      11/3/2022                 1968 Brittany St Eugene

Eugene Edison Elem              11/4/2022                 2855 Lincoln St Eugene

Eugene Awbrey Park Elem     11/7/2022                158 Spring Creek Dr Eugene

Eugene Fox Hollow                11/18/2022               5055 Mahalo Dr Eugene

Eugene Charlemagne             11/18/2022              3875 Kincaid St Eugene

Eugene Cesar Chavez Elem   12/5/2022               1510 W 14th Ave Eugene

Eugene Gilham Elem              12/6/2022                3307 Honeywood St Eugene

Eugene Twin Oaks Elem         12/9/2022               85916 Bailey Hill Rd Eugene

Eugene Family School            1/10/2023               1155 Crest Dr Eugene

Eugene Chinese Immersion    1/10/2023               2200 Bailey Hill Rd Eugene

Eugene Edgewood Elem         1/20/2023               577 East 46th Ave Eugene


Charter Coburg Charter      10/12/2022           91274 N Coburg Rd

Lion Chuck Blanchard with the "Spot" ready to screen a student's vision.  Lion Chuck coordinates all of the vision screenings for EDLC.


Lions Karen, Ted, and Chuck screening students.

We all love to celebrate birthdays and this time is no exception. Three (3), that’s right, three years old. The Ronald McDonald Heartfelt house celebrated its third birthday with an open house BBQ on Friday, September 9th. 
According to Robin Yozzo, Guest Services Director of Heartfelt House, despite the menacing sky and ashy air throughout the evening, she felt that everyone who attended had a great time.
Lion Kat Chinn and her son-in-law Josh along with Robin Yozzo’s husband Carlo did all of the bar-b-queuing. Lion Kat even returned the next day, the actual 3rd birthday itself, to serve a scrumptious brunch for the Heartfelt House guests.  
Blondie, the Riverbed Horse, was a special guest who celebrated by eating carrot treats. Visitors had their pictures taken with Blondie, had their faces painted, and were entertained by a very cool balloon guy. 
The Eugene Downtown Lions Club helped to spearhead the effort to bring the family side of Heartfelt house to fruition while the Ronald McDonald Charities was in charge of the children’s side. It’s been quite a journey from construction to a successful operation.
26 September 2022
Tim Chuey
Publicity Chairman
Eugene Downtown
Lions Club
                     Lion Kat Chinn Serves the food.                               
Downtown Lions came to celebrate Front to back, L- Lion PP Sharon Newton, Lion President Jim Newton, R - Lion Marie Badagnani, Lion Robin Yozzo, Joe Clark Friday House Host Volunteer.
Guest feeds Blondie a carrot, as Julie holds Blondie’s bridle.
The Heartfelt House


Be There or Be Square
                                                                              Lion Darlene Tomasec

On the second Tuesday of each month, a group of EDT Lions meet at Food for Lane County. The needs change every month and members may be asked to repackage prepared foods for a family of four, inspect and package frozen meat, fill bags with Yogi tea or label hundreds of loaves of bread. It's a great evening of socializing while working for the good of our community.



August 2022

L-R Lion Ted Fox, Ted’s Daughter Carrie and granddaughter Claire, Lion Jimmy Koch and son Ian, District Governor Lynn Coon, Lion Liz Roberts, Lion Leah Hawes and friend Gary.

Lion District Governor Lynn Coon and Lion Liz Roberts at work repackaging the food.



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