Hope for the Holidays
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, solstice or another other winter holiday, we’re willing to bet you’re looking for meaningful gifts for the people in your life. Something that makes more of an impact than a new bathrobe for mom or a nose hair trimmer for dad.
This holiday season, honor your loved ones by giving someone in need the gift of a new home, a safe place to escape the cold, or a warm meal. It’s a win-win: one of your less fortunate neighbors can meet their basic needs, and grandma doesn’t have to pretend to like yet another salad bowl.
We’re asking for your help to raise a total of $100,000 in the following three areas. Please give today.
Warm for the Holidays
Everyone in our community is someone's father, mother, sister, brother... and some of them need our help. You can provide them with a warm bed, a hot meal, and so much more.
- Support the Egan Warming Center, which provides shelter to our homeless neighbors on dangerously cold nights.
- The Eugene Service Station is open 365 days a year and provides day shelter to homeless adults. Want to know how they change people’s lives? Read Richard’s story.
Your support helps St. Vincent de Paul serve over 80,000 Lane County residents every year. Please make a contribution today.
Safe for the Holidays
First step: provide for people’s basic needs such as food, shelter, rent and help with prescription medication. Step two: help them find housing, jobs, and other ways to move to self-sufficiency.
- When Bridget and 9-month-old Evan were threatened with a utility shut-off, the Social Service Office was there to keep the heat on. Read Bridget’s story and find out how you can help people like her.
- Renee fled a domestic violence situation with two kids in tow and one on the way. First Place Family Center was their refuge while they worked to get back on their feet. Your support allows First Place to help people like them every day. This holiday season we have a special opportunity to have your donation matched by a generous donor. Read more.
Home for the Holidays
Because hardworking people should be able to afford housing and still have enough money for groceries and other basic necessities.
- Join Mayor Piercy and others to help homeless families like Annette’s get into housing this holiday season. Read Annette's story to learn how your gift makes an impact.
- Esther and her family faced homelessness more than once. Thanks to the Connections Transitional Housing program, which helps families succeed in housing, she and her four children are homeless no more. This holiday season we have a special opportunity to have your donation matched by a generous donor. Read more.
- The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans estimates that one-fifth of people experiencing homelessness are veterans. The brave people who served our country deserve better. Read a message from William as he shares the story of how Vet LIFT helped him and others like him.