St. Vinnie’s Gienia Baines Is County’s Outstanding Citizen
Categories: Author: Date: Tuesday, February 21 2017
St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County employee Gienia Baines was honored Feb. 18 as Lane County’s “Outstanding Citizen” for her transformational work in the Oakridge Mobile Home Park and for what Oakridge Mayor Jim Coey called her “tireless work on behalf of the disenfranchised.”
OCC: Check Off Your Final Gift Of 2016
Categories: Author: Date: Wednesday, January 25 2017
If you prepare your own tax return you may be familiar with the Oregon Charitable Checkoff which allows state taxpayers to donate a portion or all of their 2016 state refunds to qualifying charities. If your return is prepared by someone else, you can instruct that person or firm to complete the form and direct your donation. St. Vincent de Paul of Oregon is on the list!
Rick Keeney’s job at St. Vincent de Paul hasn’t been a particularly easy one, as anyone would attest who has who pulled even a single shift working on major appliances at SVDP’s Seneca warehouse. But he stuck with it for nearly a quarter century, in part he says because the non-profit was a good employer – but more importantly because it was a job that he knew was doing good for the community.
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