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Holiday Heart Warmers

Categories: Email Newsletter, Food, Homeless Aid, First Place Family Center, Stores, Veterans, Volunteers
Date: Monday, December 12 2016

The emergency services and shelter programs operated by St. Vincent de Paul enjoy community support year-around and especially during the holidays. On this page we’ll capture snippets of generosity that we witness daily, and what local media are publishing. You will be amazed by the generosity of your neighbors and perhaps inspired to step outside your own giving box.

SVDP Part Of Coalition That Saves Oak Leaf In Portland

Categories: Email Newsletter, Housing, Environment
Date: Wednesday, December 7 2016

NE KILLINGSWORTH ST, PORTLAND – Residents of the Oak Leaf Mobile Home Park in Northeast Portland’s Cully neighborhood are breathing a sigh of relief after the park was purchased last week by a coalition of non-profit organizations, using funds loaned by the Portland Housing Bureau (PHB). The acquisition of the Oak Leaf ends a nearly year-long threat that the park would be closed down and 25 low-income families evicted.

A Moment In Time Harmonizes Generosity With Hope

Date: Wednesday, November 23 2016

The repurposed Eugene Planing Mill in the Whit was an appropriate venue for St. Vincent de Paul's biggest fundraiser of the year: A Moment In Time for First Place Family Center. More than 350 familiar faces and new turned out to hear Rich Glauber and St. Vinnie's All Stars and dig deep into their pockets and purses to support services for families with children under 18 that are homeless or at-risk for homelessness.

Jump In. Give Back. Volunteer.

Categories: Email Newsletter, Events, Food, Emergency Assistance, Volunteers
Date: Tuesday, November 22 2016

We've all heard it's better to give than receive, and there's no time like the present. So give the best present of all: Your time. Especially on Thanksgiving morning!

Efforts To House Veterans Hailed By First Lady

Categories: Email Newsletter, Housing, Homeless Aid, Self-Sufficiency, Veterans
Date: Friday, November 18 2016
First Lady Michelle Obama

St. Vincent de Paul Director Terry McDonald visited the White House this week with Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy, Lane County Commissioner Pat Farr and Eugene City Manager Jon Ruiz. The four, along with dozens of officials from across the country, were honored by First Lady Michelle Obama for the city’s work to house homeless veterans.

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