In our community families without homes are not families without moral or practical support thanks to the combined efforts of First Place Family Center, the Interfaith Night Shelter, and the UO Early Intervention Program. Hundreds of volunteers open their hearts so we thank them around Valentine's Day (Feb. 12, 2016 to be precise) with full hearts of our own.
Call to Designers: Metamorphose Fashion Upcycle Challenge
St. Vincent de Paul in collaboration with MECCA (Materials Exchange Center for Community Arts) offers a unique opportunity to look at salvaged materials in a new way and raise awareness of creative re-use. We’re looking for 10 local designers to upcycle the waste materials from local businesses, along with resources from one of our thrift stores, into 3 designs of their choosing. These pieces will be featured in our Metamorphose runway show at the Hi-Fi Music Hall on Saturday, April 23rd in honor of Earth Day. Designers will compete for cash prizes, and will be chosen by the public and a panel of celebrity judges.
For The Press
Categories: Author: Paul Neville Date: Sunday, January 31 2016
Here are the latest media advisories issued by St. Vincent de Paul. If you have questions or need further information contact Communications Director Paul Neville at 541-743-7121 or by email.
Housing Veterans: Operation 365 Exceeded Its Goal
Categories: Author: Date: Thursday, January 28 2016
In fall 2014, Lane County, the City of Eugene, the City of Springfield, St. Vincent de Paul and other community partners came together to announce the ambitious goal of housing 365 local homeless veterans in 2015 – one for each day of the year. Representatives gleefully announced at the end of January 2016 that in fact 404 veterans were housed who had previously been camping, living in a vehicle, or couch surfing.
New Hope Brings Blessings By The Bagful
Categories: Author: Date: Tuesday, January 26 2016
In late January a kind visitor delivered 25 ultra-soft blankets to First Place Family Center, each in a handy reusable bag. Here’s the back story, as told by Sheri Childers of New Hope Eugene: