Categories: Author: SVdP staff Date: Tuesday, March 4 2014
While the traditions of the Lenten season trend toward soul-saving deprivation, one group of faithful throws a party. That would be Eugene's own Celtic crooners Irish Echo, joining forces with Marist High School and Chef Billy McCallum to gather the green in honor of St. Patrick and on behalf of low-income families transitioning into stable housing. This year’s St. Patrick’s Day Party will be Saturday, March 15 at 6 p.m. in the Activity Center at Marist. The cost for Chef Billy McCallum’s authentic Irish meal and an evening of traditional and popular tunes is $27.50 per plate
With 54 affordable units for low-income folks 62 and up, St. Vinnie’s Aster Apartments has grandparents aplenty. During the holidays those grandparents put on a Christmas party that 11 foster children may never forget.
Between winter storms, one volunteer group after another has checked off a task associated with “the 5th VHP house,” or the fifth home-rehab outreach by an appreciative community to a veteran head-of-household returning from deployment.
Thank You, Shelter Partners
Categories: Author: SVdP Staff Date: Thursday, February 20 2014
DeWayne and Karrie and their kids, Lukas and Jasper Lyn, are much like the hundreds of families and individuals who access St. Vinnie’s homeless services, having basic needs met by day and safe shelter by night.
Valentine’s Event Honors Heartbeat Of Shelter Programs
The Eugene-Springfield community evokes many sentiments, but to Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy it’s a place where people care and “do their part to ensure that all have the essentials of life – not because they have to, but out of the goodness of their hearts.”