Help provide housing for our community’s homeless students
Categories: Author: Date: Monday, September 26 2016
Goal: To get at-risk kids through high school.Imagine for a moment that you are a homeless 16-year-old high school student. Your teachers urge you to stay in school. But it’s hard when you have no safe place to sleep, no place to study, no clean clothes, no place to shower, no adult guidance. And all around you is a chorus of whispers urging you to drop out. The outlook is bleak for those who do: Unemancipated homeless teens have few public resources, private assistance or housing options available to them. High school dropouts are six times more likely to end up in prison and three times more likely to be unemployed than those who graduate.
The St. Vinnie’s store at Oak Street and West 11th Street in downtown Eugene has a decidedly different look and inventory. Instead of the usual range of items that can be found in the non-profit’s other 14 retail thrift stores, the Oak Street store primarily features upcycled fashions by resident designer Mitra DeMirza, as well as original styles curated to attract younger shoppers.
Backpack Giveaway Preps Kids For School
Categories: Author: Date: Thursday, September 1 2016
Youngsters don’t always regard the start of the school year – and the end of summer vacation – as good news. But an abundance of donated school supplies has provided some good news for their families: the continuation the St. Vincent de Paul’s annual distribution of free backpacks and school supplies through Friday, Sept. 9 at the Lindholm Center at 456 Highway 99 North in Eugene.
What would you do if you had the money? Take a class? Buy a house or repair the one you’ve got? Invest in your career? Program Manager Nancy Glines invites you to explore how you can multiply your resources, improve your surroundings, invest in yourself. In other words, find your own path to prosperity.
Rotarians Back To Pack Backpacks For Back-to-School
Members of the Eugene SouthTowne Rotary Club filled student backpacks with notebooks and other school supplies in preparation for the Aug. 31 distribution at St. Vincent de Paul’s Lindholm Center at 456 Highway 99 North in Eugene.