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Reknown Treats Sweeten Gifts To Homeless Families

Categories: Email Newsletter, Homeless Aid, First Place Family Center, Emergency Assistance, Volunteers
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Date: Wednesday, April 12 2017
Troop 20221 loves helping First Place.

The members of Girl Scout Troop 20221 decided to use the money raised from cookie sales this year -- $155 to be exact – to help meet the needs for basic hygiene supplies for families at the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County’s First Place Family Center.

Art Camp Fosters First Place Movie Makers

Categories: Email Newsletter, Homeless Aid, First Place Family Center, Volunteers
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Date: Thursday, March 30 2017

What did you do over Spring Break? Five kids from First Place Family Center collaborated as moviemakers at Maude Kerns Art Center.

‘I Wish There Could Have Been A Place Like This For Me’

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Date: Monday, March 20 2017
Jamica recalls her challenges as a homeless teen.

At a March 9 fundraising launch at the former Cascade Presbyterian Church in south Eugene, speakers ranging from Eugene Mayor Lucy Vinis and Lane County Board Chairman Pat Farr to  philanthropist/activist Tom Bowerman and St. Vincent de Paul Executive Director Terry McDonald exhorted a standing-room-only crowd to give generously to help convert the church into a complex that will provide up to two years of housing and social services to homeless high school students in the Eugene-Springfield area.

Help provide housing for our community’s homeless students

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Date: Friday, March 10 2017

Goal: To get at-risk kids through high school. We are in the process of purchasing the former church at 3350 Willamette St. in Eugene to convert into rent-free housing for homeless high school students, ages 16 through 18, with the key requirement that they remain in school. 

Chilly Run Draws Warm Hearts For Veterans

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Date: Tuesday, February 21 2017
Walkers and runners line up in anticipation of their sweet reward.

Newsflash: Truffles Discovered in Alton Baker Park. No use bringing out the sniffer pig. These truffles are native to West Eugene and crop up en masse at Alton Baker Park only once each year, on Truffle Shuffle Sunday. And they have a sound track, which this year included Tasha Farmer's polished rendition of "The Star Spangled Banner."

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