Chuck Platt's new place isn't so far from his old one, but thanks to Vet LIFT it's worlds away.
Chuck Platt's new place isn't so far from his old one, but thanks to Vet LIFT it's worlds away.
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St. Vincent de Paul is Lane County’s largest nonprofit human services organization, helping over 84,000 people annually. We accomplish our mission in six core areas: Affordable Housing, Emergency Services, Homeless Services, Recycling Programs, Retail Thrift Stores, and Self-Sufficiency Services.

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Fill A Backpack, Help Change The World

New school supplies and backpacks: Tools of Change!

We’d all like to change the world, but where to start? Perhaps by adopting the wisdom of Nelson Mandela who said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

Co-designed Line Springs For “Sidewalk To Catwalk”

UPSMART turns discards into wearable art.

When it comes to upcycling castaway textiles into wearable art, St. Vinnie’s is finding that two heads really are better than one. That’s one to design, create and market; and another to work diligently behind the scenes burrowing through loose and baled discards, and granting second chances to items of vintage design or promising fabric.

Seamstress Files Cases Of Caring

Yvonne Osterman uses her hands to touch hearts.

“Give it to Yvonne. She’ll figure something out.” That notion has brought much fabric Yvonne Kleppe’s way, but when friend Susan Osterman offered her personal surplus, Yvonne had no idea what was coming: More than 32 yards of elegant material, as measured in pillowcases.

The Transformational Power Of Eugene

Call it the power of Eugene. Troubled and adrift, an Army veteran comes to town, discovers organic food, enrolls in St. Vinnie’s Veterans In Progress program, and sets his sights on a degree in Agriculture Business Management from Oregon State University.