Help provide housing for our community’s homeless students
Categories: Author: Date: Thursday, September 29 2016
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.
For many low-income families struggling to pay for rent, utilities, food and other basics, buying school supplies can be a unwelcome burden. That’s why the St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County (SVDP), in partnership with the Oregon Community Credit Union (OCCU), conducts an annual Backpacks for Back to School Drive that distributes new school supplies and backpacks to thousands of kids every year.
The St. Vinnie’s store at Oak Street and West 11th Street in downtown Eugene has a decidedly different look and inventory. Instead of the usual range of items that can be found in the non-profit’s other 14 retail thrift stores, the Oak Street store primarily features upcycled fashions by resident designer Mitra DeMirza, as well as original styles curated to attract younger shoppers.
Backpack Giveaway Preps Kids For School
Categories: Author: Date: Thursday, September 1 2016
Youngsters don’t always regard the start of the school year – and the end of summer vacation – as good news. But an abundance of donated school supplies has provided some good news for their families: the continuation the St. Vincent de Paul’s annual distribution of free backpacks and school supplies through Friday, Sept. 9 at the Lindholm Center at 456 Highway 99 North in Eugene.
What would you do if you had the money? Take a class? Buy a house or repair the one you’ve got? Invest in your career? Program Manager Nancy Glines invites you to explore how you can multiply your resources, improve your surroundings, invest in yourself. In other words, find your own path to prosperity.