Dr. Shelley Berman Molly LaJoie, Alyssa Vargas and Sarah Allen dole out Backpacks for Back to School.
Dr. Shelley Berman Molly LaJoie, Alyssa Vargas and Sarah Allen dole out Backpacks for Back to School.

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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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Backpacks for Back to School: Kids Win Again

Imagine a community so vested in education that every child can return to school equipped with basic supplies and a colorful backpack. That’s the case in Eugene-Springfield, where the Backpacks for Back to School distribution commenced August 27 at St. Vinnie’s Lindholm Center. It will continue there and at Brattain House in Springfield through the first weeks of school.

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.