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Metamorphose: Artistic Accomplices

Categories: Email Newsletter, Events, Environment, Recycling, Stores, Volunteers
Author: SVdP staff
Date: Friday, April 24 2015
This transformation of canvas was named Judges' Choice, winning $100 for artist Mike Yeager.

Metamorphose challenged artists of all ages to be inspired by works that didn't sell at St. Vinnie's, or were rejected from the get-go. Amazing things came of it! Adult artists Alina Padilla-Miller and Mike Yager took home $100 prizes in Viewers' Choice and Judges' Choice, respectively. Viewers' Choice $50 prizes in the youth category went to, starting with 1st: Willow Chester, Julia Scher and Hannah Alvis. Winners in Judges' Choice, in order: Willow Chester, Marston Scher, Haylin Alvis. Another $50 each! Congratulations to these and all the artists who made Metamorphose a true Earth Day celebration. 

Metamorphose Fashions By Digital Latte

Categories: Email Newsletter, Events, Environment, Recycling, Stores, Volunteers
Author: SVdP staff
Date: Wednesday, April 22 2015
Metamorphose designers and event co-organizer Mitra Chester.

Earlier this spring our Metamorphose designers descended upon a pile of textile remnants that had been recycled by the San Francisco garment district, and other art accessories that didn't -- or wouldn't -- necessarily sell in St. Vinnie's stores. Here is a sampling of the images by Rob and Tracy Sydor of Digital Latte.

First Place Helps Homeless Families. Your Turn.

Categories: Email Newsletter, Events, Food, Homeless Aid, First Place Family Center, Volunteers
Author: SVdP staff
Date: Monday, April 20 2015

Economic recovery aside, many families with children continue to struggle financially and lose their housing. In Eugene-Springfield, they are not on their own because First Place Family Center is there to help turn things around. Please be there for First Place. Picnic Supper is May 14. Invite family, friends and coworkers. Prepare a meal and enjoy Divisi. Everybody benefits.

Awe Unfolds At Metamorphose

Categories: Email Newsletter, Events, Environment, Recycling, Staff Stories, Stores, Volunteers
Date: Monday, April 20 2015
Designer Sierah Edwards and model Breanne Vern walk the runway a final time at Metamorphose.

A starts Art, Adoration and Amazing, which makes Metamorphose a triple A event for 2015. A standing-room-only crowd packed the back room of Oregon Wine Lab, surrounded by works of art chosen and re-created by artists of all ages. Persian-style rugs split the venue, forming a colorful runway for the display of fashions created by local designers using textile scraps from the San Francisco fashion district.

St. Helen’s Conference: Helping For Half A Century

Categories: Email Newsletter, Emergency Assistance, District Council, Recycling, Stores, Volunteers
Author: SVdP staff
Date: Friday, April 17 2015

People closest to St. Vincent de Paul know its St. Helen Conference volunteers have been at work in Junction City for nearly 60 years, visiting people in their homes as was done by SVdP founder Frederic Ozanam (pictured), and providing quiet assistance. In the early sixties a family facing hard times could make a request from a volunteer at the lawnmower shop then pick up emergency groceries down the street at McKay’s Market.

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