Waste-based enterprises dot the national landscape since the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation partnered with St. Vincent de Paul to promote re-use and recycling as a means of creating sustainable jobs. They are united as Cascade Alliance, a network dedicated to creating jobs and access to health care, decreasing nonprofit reliance upon grants and donations by teaching revenue-producing strategies, and promoting environmental stewardship through reuse and recycling.
Honoring Angels With Hands And Paws
Categories: Author: SVdP staff Date: Monday, October 6 2014
An angel-in-training raised the woof Oct. 2 as part of St. Vincent de Paul’s annual culinary tribute to its volunteers, donors and business partners. Zippy, a Pomeranian mix, follows in the footsteps of the late Tikva, a legendary crisis response dog owned and trained by Cindy Ehlers of Eugene.
After an extended campout by set-up staff from Lane County, St. Vinnie’s opened in the Dalles Sept. 25, continuing a long tradition of social enterprise and extending a lifeline that will help sustain emergency services provided by St. Vincent de Paul, The Dalles. Over nearly two months this summer the facility was expanded, reconfigured, redecorated and stocked with the stuff of St. Vinnie's success: Affordable clothing, housewares, furniture, appliances, books and the all-important treasures.
Climb Aboard The Fashion Train
Categories: Author: SVdP staff Date: Monday, September 22 2014
No matter what your style: Eclectic, vintage, current or a little on the wild side, you're on the right track when you shop St. Vinnie's Oak Street Store.
Imagine a community so vested in education that every child can return to school equipped with basic supplies and a colorful backpack. That’s the case in Eugene-Springfield, where the Backpacks for Back to School distribution commenced August 27 at St. Vinnie’s Lindholm Center. It will continue there and at Brattain House in Springfield through the first weeks of school.