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ISTE Way Of Helping

Categories: Email Newsletter, Housing, Homeless Aid, First Place Family Center, Jobs, Volunteers
Author: SVdP Staff
Date: Tuesday, December 29 2015

Helping people feels good, you can’t deny it. But two representatives of the International Society of Technology in Education, ISTE, got a dose of pure bliss when they delivered the goods for their adopted family: Hubert, Kyden and Lydia. If the names ring a bell, maybe it’s because we’ve been following Hubert for more than a year.

Warm Noggins, Feet And Hearts—Guaranty’d!

Categories: Email Newsletter, Homeless Aid, First Place Family Center, Volunteers
Date: Wednesday, December 23 2015
Alek's smile says it all! A Merry Christmas.

There are no guarantees in life, but there IS a Guaranty and that’s why kids at First Place Family Center are sporting colorful knitted caps and new socks, and clutching Beanie Babies.

Last-minute Gift Idea No 2: Outside Of A Dog, A Vintage Volume

Categories: Email Newsletter, Recycling, Staff Stories, Stores
Date: Monday, December 21 2015
Old books demand old wrap

You've heard the one that starts: Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. If you’re still scrambling for a unique and perfect Christmas gift, go for the golden. Our experienced book sorters have set aside some vintage volumes that require no click, no swipe, no password; just a few hours of blissful solitude outside of a dog where the light is good. Look for them at St. Vinnie’s at 201 Division Ave., Eugene. Here are a few tempting titles for starters. New titles are added regularly:

Egan Memorial Celebrates Shelter, Expansion

Categories: Email Newsletter, Homeless Aid, Egan Warming Center, Environment, Veterans, Volunteers
Date: Monday, December 21 2015

Neither ankle-high storm water nor bouyant trash could deter hearty souls from gathering Dec. 18 at the place where Thomas Egan died. The threat of showers and moderate temperatures actually made for the most comfortable Egan Memorial in recent memory.

Last-minute Gift Idea No. 1: Spare A Goose

Date: Thursday, December 17 2015

Thanks to a "new to us" feather reconditioner, St. Vinnie's now extracts, sanitizes and fluffs goose feathers and down, and inserts it into elegant new cases. What a gift to man and goose! And they're on sale.

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