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Author: Paul Neville
Date: Tuesday, November 24 2015
Mitra Chester in her Cleveland Street studio.

Mitra Chester, designer for the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County, has created a unique display on upcycling – the creative reuse of discarded objects or material to create objects of higher quality or value than the original-- at the Eugene Airport. The display consists of outdoor and indoor dioramas made of upcycled materials. The display will give viewers a chance to identify the original materials that were upcycled  to create the exhibit. (Hint: Mardi Gras beads were used to depict rain in the outdoor scene.)

Holiday Joy: Supplementing Santa’s Bag

Date: Friday, November 20 2015

At St. Vincent de Paul we want every families' holiday celebration to include a nourishing meal and at least one gift for children to unwrap. However, for many of the people who live in our housing, it's a struggle to pay rent every month. A new coat, toy or set of baking pans may seem like a luxury that's out of reach. To help ensure all our residents have a happy holiday, St. Vincent de Paul sponsors the annual Holiday Joy program.

Festive Projects Await Holiday Volunteers

Date: Friday, November 20 2015
Time: The Gift Everyone Can Give.

Make new holiday memories with friends and family. St. Vincent de Paul has several fun and festive projects under way that thrive with volunteer help. All of these opportunities are suitable for volunteers in their mid-teens to adult. To pitch in or inquire about younger helpers contact our Volunteer Coordinator Ashely Hensley at 541-743-7147 or by email.

Bascom Village Opening Inspires Commitments To Housing

Date: Tuesday, November 17 2015
Awaiting guests, SVdP Board Chair Molly Westling with Nora Cronin, left, Terry McDonald, and Kristen Karle.

The opening of Bascom Village, Phase 1, drew housing advocates from Portland and throughout Lane County to an attractive neighborhood in progress near Coburg and County Farm roads. There, they celebrated a marvelous addition to Eugene's housing stock and affirmed their commitment to encouraging, funding, developing, and operating affordable rentals for households earning substantially less than area median.

It’s Egan Season. Give Your Time.

Categories: Email Newsletter, Homeless Aid, Egan Warming Center, Volunteers
Date: Monday, November 16 2015
Egan Warming Center

‘Tis the season of Egan Magic, when a generous community rallies to provide safe shelter and a hot meal to individuals who would otherwise be outdoors overnight in harsh weather. Many hands ensure the Egan Warming Center is positive experience for volunteers and guests alike.

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