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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.

Irish Echo On Tap For March 14

Date: Tuesday, February 17 2015

Good hearts and good voices unite on March 14 to help low-income families afford the up-front costs of getting into housing. Who but Irish Echo, Eugene's own Celtic rock stars, brought to you by Ameriprise Financial! Their annual St. Patrick's Day Party will be Saturday, March 14. Mark your calendar!

Calling All Artists And Designers: It’s Metamorphose Time!

Date: Monday, February 2 2015

Some people look at discards and see just that. Others see the makings of a new form of Rennaisance art: Items that started their useful lives in one form, fell from favor and got thrown away, and with a little creativity could be stunning again. If you fall into the latter category come aboard for the Metamorphose Upcycled Fashion/Art Challenge!

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