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Co-designed Line Springs For “Sidewalk To Catwalk”

Categories: Email Newsletter, Events, Environment, Recycling, Jobs, Staff Stories
Author: SVdP staff
Date: Wednesday, August 6 2014
UPSMART turns discards into wearable art.

When it comes to upcycling castaway textiles into wearable art, St. Vinnie’s is finding that two heads really are better than one. That’s one to design, create and market; and another to work diligently behind the scenes burrowing through loose and baled discards, and granting second chances to items of vintage design or promising fabric.

Seamstress Files Cases Of Caring

Categories: Email Newsletter, Emergency Assistance, District Council, Recycling, Stores, Volunteers
Author: SVdP staff
Date: Monday, August 4 2014
Yvonne Osterman uses her hands to touch hearts.

“Give it to Yvonne. She’ll figure something out.” That notion has brought much fabric Yvonne Kleppe’s way, but when friend Susan Osterman offered her personal surplus, Yvonne had no idea what was coming: More than 32 yards of elegant material, as measured in pillowcases.

The Transformational Power Of Eugene

Categories: Email Newsletter, Self-Sufficiency, Veterans
Author: SVdP staff
Date: Wednesday, July 30 2014

Call it the power of Eugene. Troubled and adrift, an Army veteran comes to town, discovers organic food, enrolls in St. Vinnie’s Veterans In Progress program, and sets his sights on a degree in Agriculture Business Management from Oregon State University.

Taste The 2014 District Council Retreat

Categories: Email Newsletter, Food, Homeless Aid, Emergency Assistance, District Council, Jobs, Volunteers
Author: SVdP staff
Date: Tuesday, July 22 2014

The 2014 District Council Retreat beckoned about 30 volunteers from the valley to Oakridge for a gathering at St. Michael Catholic Church. They attended Mass, heard updates on the work of St. Vincent de Paul and its impact on Oakridge, and they dined on possibly the best lunch ever. We’ve got the recipes!

Note To Chuck: Reinvention Accomplished

Categories: Email Newsletter, Housing, Homeless Aid, Staff Stories, Veterans
Author: SVdP staff
Date: Friday, July 18 2014
Chuck Platt amid the freshly trimmed landscape at Mary Skinner Apartments.

After many years of drinking and more than 10 homeless, Chuck Platt resolved to reinvent himself. He made such a dramatic turn that the Vet LIFT representative who interviewed him on Friday didn’t recognize him on Monday, even challenging him at the bike rack as he locked up his own wheels.

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