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2014 Golf Quilt “Done By Hand”

Categories: Email Newsletter, Events, Housing, Emergency Assistance, District Council, Staff Stories, Volunteers
Author: SVdP staff
Date: Wednesday, June 25 2014
Photo: 2014 Golf Quilt, held aloft by, from left, Rebecca Larson; Golf Classic Chair Bill Barr; and Earl Craig.

Longtime participants in St. Vinnie’s Golf Classic may forget: Not every golf tournament has its own golf quilt. But St. Vinnie’s does and has for 14 of its 15-year history. Raffle tickets are sold for three months in advance to help boost tournament proceeds and the benefit to more than 400 children living in St. Vinnie’s affordable housing.

Recycled Wax An Extreme Hit At Skatepark Opening

Categories: Email Newsletter, Environment, Recycling, Jobs, Staff Stories, Stores
Author: SVdP staff
Date: Tuesday, June 24 2014
Extreme Brick-O-Wax, just $2.99 at St. Vinnie's

To some it’s just another brick in St. Vinnie’s wall of manufactured and recycled products. To more daring souls it’s Extreme Brick-O-Wax, a pocket-sized bar that, when rubbed on concrete or steel, transforms a humble skateboard into a speeding foot rocket.

Mobile Park Swells St. Vinnie’s Housing In Oakridge

Categories: Email Newsletter, Housing, Environment
Author: The Register-Guard
Date: Thursday, June 19 2014
St. Vinnie's presence in Oakridge has expanded with its acquisition of the Oakridge Mobile Home Park.

St. Vinnie's third housing acquisition in Oakridge may be its most challenging, according to this article published recently in the Register-Guard.

Kiwanians Declare Gienia Baines An Everyday Hero

Categories: Email Newsletter, Homeless Aid, Emergency Assistance, Jobs, Staff Stories, Stores
Author: SVdP Staff
Date: Thursday, June 5 2014
From her post at St. Vinnie's, Gienia Baines helps her hometown.

For nearly 3 years folks in Oakridge have watched, helped and admired as Gienia Baines has made her community a better place through her position as site manager for St. Vinnie’s Business Incubator and Service Center. The community gave voice to its admiration May 20 when the Kiwanis Club of Oakridge named Gienia an Everyday Hero.

Fire Victims Grateful For Life, Angels, Starfish

Author: SVdP staff
Date: Tuesday, May 20 2014
O'Hara Principal Tammy Conway with Project Starfish founder Bill Morrisette.

AJ and Salina have known rough times, but they have also experienced the kindness of strangers, from a passing motorist to students at O’Hara Catholic School. Salina calls the motorist “our angel” and prays for her, and last week she and AJ extended a personal “thank you” to the students whose Project Starfish benefits helped get their family into a home.

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