At the heart of the Oakridge Mobile Home Park is a bare patch of ground that just a few years ago was a magnet for squatters and drug activity. Now, it is becoming an attractive family area that will include a playground, gazebo, benches and a picnic-barbecue area. On May 20, dozens of hard-working, dedicated volunteers from the city of Oakridge, the local fire department, Home Depot and other organizations will pitched in alongside local residents, park staff and tenants in a “Community Caring Day” at the mobile home park.
Oregon Taxpayers Boost St. Vincent de Paul Efforts
Categories: Author: Date: Monday, May 16 2016
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is among the nonprofit organizations that benefits from the Oregon Charitable Checkoff (OCC). Listed on the state tax return, the OCC invites taxpayers to donate all or a portion of their refunds to the charity of their choice. Here are the OCC awards for 2016.
St. Vincent de Paul held an appreciation breakfast May 12 at the Keystone Café for interfaith partners that served as host sites for the Egan Warming centers between Nov. 15 and March 31 when temperatures dropped below 30 degrees.
Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, mentions the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County in an op-ed in the current edition of Black Enterprise magazine on the need to "ban the box" on job applications that ask applicants about their criminal history.
“Picnic” Nourishes Guests And Hope
Categories: Author: Date: Monday, May 9 2016
Struggling families got a strong show of support at St. Vincent de Paul’s Picnic Supper for First Place Family Center, an event that relies on First Place friends to invite their guests and feed them, too. Despite competition from a university awards event and Cinco de Mayo itself, Picnic Supper nicely filled St. Mary’s Parish Hall with tables mustered by faith communities, civic organizations and businesses, among others. They dined, donated and laughed at the antics of Abigail who learned to walk at First Place.