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SSVF outreach seeks veterans without homes

Date: Wednesday, April 15 2015

Veterans who are homeless or at-risk for homelessness have advocates at St. Vincent de Paul. Provided with funding from the Veterans Administration and a mandate to end veteran homelessness by 2016, teams of outreach workers and housing specialists are canvassing Lane county for candidates, prospective housing, and camp trailers or lower-end RV's that can be rehabbed for use as housing.

Dealership Overhaul Comes With St. Vinnie’s

Categories: Email Newsletter, Emergency Assistance, District Council, Recycling, Jobs, Staff Stories, Stores
Author: SVdP staff
Date: Tuesday, April 7 2015
Supervised by Meili Construction's Les Biggerstaff (inset), the transformation at 333 Ivy, Junction City, is nearly complete.

The former home of Gibson Motors has gotten an overhaul and will soon be unveiled as the newest place to "Have some fun. Save some money, and do something nice for your neighbors." That's St. Vinnie's at 333 Ivy St., the main drag, in Junction City.

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.

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