Did you know St. Vinnie's has 14 stores in northwest Oregon? There's one or more on the way to many favorite recreational areas. Happy summer. And happy shopping. Remember, your every purchase helps households in need.
Metamorphose challenged artists of all ages to be inspired by works that didn't sell at St. Vinnie's, or were rejected from the get-go. Amazing things came of it! Adult artists Alina Padilla-Miller and Mike Yager took home $100 prizes in Viewers' Choice and Judges' Choice, respectively. Viewers' Choice $50 prizes in the youth category went to, starting with 1st: Willow Chester, Julia Scher and Hannah Alvis. Winners in Judges' Choice, in order: Willow Chester, Marston Scher, Haylin Alvis. Another $50 each! Congratulations to these and all the artists who made Metamorphose a true Earth Day celebration.
Earlier this spring our Metamorphose designers descended upon a pile of textile remnants that had been recycled by the San Francisco garment district, and other art accessories that didn't -- or wouldn't -- necessarily sell in St. Vinnie's stores. Here is a sampling of the images by Rob and Tracy Sydor of Digital Latte.
Economic recovery aside, many families with children continue to struggle financially and lose their housing. In Eugene-Springfield, they are not on their own because First Place Family Center is there to help turn things around. Please be there for First Place. Picnic Supper is May 14. Invite family, friends and coworkers. Prepare a meal and enjoy Divisi. Everybody benefits.