This holiday season share your good fortune with a family or individual who might otherwise go without. Our elves will set you up with household from St. Vincent de Paul's affordable housing. You can request a family, a single, a senior or a veteran/veteran family. Act now for your own genuine holiday glow.
For many low-income families struggling to pay for rent, utilities, food and other basics, buying school supplies can be a unwelcome burden. That’s why the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County (SVDP), in partnership with the Oregon Community Credit Union (OCCU), conducts an annual Backpacks for Back to School Drive that distributes new school supplies and backpacks to thousands of kids every year.
The St. Vinnie’s store at Oak Street and West 11th Street in downtown Eugene has a decidedly different look and inventory. Instead of the usual range of items that can be found in the non-profit’s other 14 retail thrift stores, the Oak Street store primarily features upcycled fashions by resident designer Mitra DeMirza, as well as original styles curated to attract younger shoppers.
Backpack Giveaway Preps Kids For School
Categories: Author: Date: Thursday, September 1 2016
Youngsters don’t always regard the start of the school year – and the end of summer vacation – as good news. But an abundance of donated school supplies has provided some good news for their families: the continuation the St. Vincent de Paul’s annual distribution of free backpacks and school supplies through Friday, Sept. 9 at the Lindholm Center at 456 Highway 99 North in Eugene.