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St. Vinnie’s Books Open Doors For New Readers

Categories: Email Newsletter, Recycling, Stores
Author: SVdP Staff
Date: Thursday, March 20 2014
Alouise Warner, second from right, and her Fundamental Reading students with selections for their library.

Like kids in candy shop, adult reading students from Lane Community College, their faculty librarian and their teacher hit the books at St. Vinnie’s on Seneca in mid-March to select complementary volumes for a lending library for their college preparation program. In particular they sought books with interesting content in a variety of topics -- books to engage the most tentative reader.

Ten Designers Rise To Metamorphose Fashion Challenge

Categories: Email Newsletter, Events, Recycling, Staff Stories, Stores, Volunteers
Author: SVdP staff
Date: Thursday, March 13 2014
Ten very different designers; 30 opportunities to demonstrate upscale genius.

Last spring when KDUK staged its Macklemore-inspired fashion challenge at St. Vinnie’s on Division, five minutes of in-store mayhem ensued as eager shoppers made short work of the clothing aisles. In contrast, earlier this month 10 local fashion designers stepped purposefully into the same aisles, calculators in hand, to begin their journey toward Metamorphose, St. Vinnie’s first venture into the world of runway fashion.

Aster “Grandparents” Throw A Party To Remember

Categories: Email Newsletter, Housing, Volunteers
Author: SVdP Staff
Date: Monday, February 24 2014
Aster's party planners know how to make favors.

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.

UO Student Veterans On The Job For Comrades

Categories: Email Newsletter, Events, Housing, Recycling, Veterans, Volunteers
Author: SVdP staff
Date: Monday, February 24 2014
UO student veterans at the jobsite of the 5th VHP house.

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

Author: SVdP Staff
Date: Thursday, February 20 2014
Baby Jasper Lyn was born while her family was in Night Shelter.

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.

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