Thousands of low-income families in Eugene-Springfield receive holiday food boxes through St. Vincent de Paul and its volunteer conferences, and this year will be no exception. Each household gets a turkey or ham plus olives, cranberries, stuffing and all the fixings for a nourishing, yummy meal. This effort relies on a generous community. Here's how you can help:
Nearly 40 “Work The Problem” At Cascade Alliance Event
Waste-based enterprises dot the national landscape since the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation partnered with St. Vincent de Paul to promote re-use and recycling as a means of creating sustainable jobs. They are united as Cascade Alliance, a network dedicated to creating jobs and access to health care, decreasing nonprofit reliance upon grants and donations by teaching revenue-producing strategies, and promoting environmental stewardship through reuse and recycling.
Summertime… and the livin’ is easy. Well, easier maybe, but we’re thinking of the cold weather ahead, the challenges it creates for homeless families, and how our winter gala, “A Moment In Time,” will help. Sponsors, donations of good wine, and silent auction items are needed! Will you take time to help?
Raise a pint with friends Oct. 30 at Ninkasi Brewing Company and help homeless families with children at First Place Family Center. Beginning at noon a portion of proceeds from pints sold will go to First Place. Hot Mama's Wings await. Irish Echo takes the stage at 7 p.m. Don't miss this uniquely Eugene event!
Honoring Angels With Hands And Paws
Categories: Author: SVdP staff Date: Monday, October 6 2014
An angel-in-training raised the woof Oct. 2 as part of St. Vincent de Paul’s annual culinary tribute to its volunteers, donors and business partners. Zippy, a Pomeranian mix, follows in the footsteps of the late Tikva, a legendary crisis response dog owned and trained by Cindy Ehlers of Eugene.