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St. Vinnie’s Gienia Baines Is Lane’s Outstanding Citizen

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.”

Help provide housing for our community’s homeless students

Date: Thursday, January 26 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. 

OCC: Check Off Your Final Gift Of 2016

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!

A Holiday Story… AND THANKS!

Categories: Email Newsletter, Housing, Volunteers
Date: Saturday, January 14 2017

What began as a trickle of wishes snowballed with the weather. How to bring Holiday Joy to nearly 900 people? Read on!

Rick Keeney Says Farewell, Takes To His Pallets

Categories: Email Newsletter, Environment, Recycling, Jobs, Staff Stories
Date: Wednesday, January 4 2017
Rick Keeney among his metals.

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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