After an extended campout by set-up staff from Lane County, St. Vinnie’s opened in the Dalles Sept. 25, continuing a long tradition of social enterprise and extending a lifeline that will help sustain emergency services provided by St. Vincent de Paul, The Dalles. Over nearly two months this summer the facility was expanded, reconfigured, redecorated and stocked with the stuff of St. Vinnie's success: Affordable clothing, housewares, furniture, appliances, books and the all-important treasures.
Climb Aboard The Fashion Train
Categories: Author: SVdP staff Date: Monday, September 22 2014
No matter what your style: Eclectic, vintage, current or a little on the wild side, you're on the right track when you shop St. Vinnie's Oak Street Store.
Imagine a community so vested in education that every child can return to school equipped with basic supplies and a colorful backpack. That’s the case in Eugene-Springfield, where the Backpacks for Back to School distribution commenced August 27 at St. Vinnie’s Lindholm Center. It will continue there and at Brattain House in Springfield through the first weeks of school.
Living simply is an art! Mitra’s DIY Parlor features instruction sheets and videos for items you can make using recycled and repurposed materials. The DIY projects are selected and prototypes created by Mitra Chester, designer for St. Vincent de Paul.
Co-designed Line Springs For “Sidewalk To Catwalk”
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.