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Mayor Piercy: First Place Brings Out The Best In Us

Categories: Email Newsletter, Food, Homeless Aid, First Place Family Center, Volunteers
Author: SVdP Staff
Date: Thursday, March 19 2015

There's much to be celebrated at Heart for the Homeless, SVdP's annual thank-you event for donors and volunteers of First Place Family Center. It acknowledges the efforts of families to get into housing, and it fills the heart of Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy who said the event "brings out the best in all of us."

"The best" allowed First Place to assist 540 families in 2014, including 1,117 children. And it allowed Barbara Nelson to once again delight guests with her fresh strawberry cake.

A Red Carpet Premiere: October 22

Date: Tuesday, March 17 2015

What's on your calendar for October 22? Plant a carrot there. Jot down AMIT for A Moment In Time: A Red Carpet Premiere set for 5 p.m. at Studio 5, on Chad Drive behind the Chambers complex. You and your guest (Or tableful of guests!) will enjoy an evening of dining, bidding and dancing, all for the sake of First Place Family Center and homeless families with children.

Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Upcycler

Categories: Email Newsletter, Events, Environment, Recycling, Jobs, Staff Stories, Stores, Volunteers
Author: SVdP staff
Date: Wednesday, March 11 2015
Mitra Chester with items created or upcycled from discarded art and fashion accessories.

For you Antiques Roadshow fans, ever seen an episode where an item rescued from the trash turned out to be worth thousands? That might happen more often if items gleaned from the trash were upcycled, just as artists of all ages are doing for Metamorphose 2015. The fruits of their inspiration will be displayed and offered for sale at the second annual Metamorphose Upcycled Fashion and Art Show, set for April 18 at Oregon Wine Lab.

“Noble Thing” Brings Gifts Of Shelter, Housing

Categories: Email Newsletter, Housing, Homeless Aid, First Place Family Center
Author: SVdP staff
Date: Monday, March 9 2015
Hubert and his kids Kyden and Lydia will soon have their own address.

In the darkest hours, light brings hope. At this dark time of year, at what might otherwise be a personal low for Hubert and his children, St. Vincent de Paul’s programs have yielded understanding, sustenance and now the prospect of a stable home.

In the meantime, how do people survive?

Veterans Win In St. Vinnie’s First Truffle Shuffle

Categories: Email Newsletter, Events, Homeless Aid, Jobs, Veterans, Volunteers
Date: Thursday, February 19 2015

Dedicated and patriotic folks of all ages turned out for the Truffle Shuffle, sponsored by Thrivent Financial. For the first time, Eugene's legendary walk/run benefitted veterans through St. Vincent de Paul programs. Mark your calendar for February 7, 2016, date of the next Truffle Shuffle.

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