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St. Vincent de Paul Society
of Lane County, Inc.
2890 Chad Dr./P.O. Box 24608
Eugene, OR 97402
541-687-5820
Media inquiries: Eileen Sigler
541-743-7121

Key Staff Contacts

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)

•  How do I get on SVdP's waitlist for affordable housing?
The waitlist status is posted on our home page. It opens periodically for one month, during which applications are available at our office, 2890 Chad Dr., Eugene or by calling 541.743.7164. When you receive your application you will also be given a deadline for returning it to our office.

 
• How do I apply for a job at St. Vinnie's?
Applications for Stores, Warehouses, Books and Drivers are accepted any time and can be downloaded here. For more specific opportunities visit our IndeedJobs page, Careers at St. Vincent de Paul.

 
• What items can I donate and where?
We accept gently used, saleable clothing and accessories, household items, furniture and beds, appliances, tools, and pet accessories at St. Vinnie's drive-through donation centers and our attended donation trailer at 1995 Amazon Pkwy. Our vehicle-donation program accepts cars, trucks, motorhomes and other RV's, motorcycles, and more.

 
• Will St. Vinnie's send a truck to pick up my donations?
St. Vinnie's offers home pickup on a case-by-case basis. To inquire call the Dispatch Office at 541.345.0595.   (Return to top)

 
• Will I be charged for items donated?
To cover handling costs, we charge $10 per piece for mattresses and box springs. We charge $10 per supersack of styrofoam. Smaller amounts can be recycled for free. Learn more about styrofoam recycling.

 
• How can I donate cash to SVdP?
You may donate in person at any St. Vincent de Paul retail store, First Place Family Center, the Lindholm Service Center, or the main office at 2890 Chad Dr., Eugene. You may click here to donate online, or you may mail a check to SVdP, P.O. Box 24608, Eugene, OR 97402. Be sure to indicate any program preference.

 
• How can I associate my business or organization with the good works of St. Vincent de Paul?
SVdP would be honored by your sponsorship and grateful for the help. Contact Chief Development Officer Eileen Sigler at 541.743.7121 or by email at eileen.sigler@svdp.us.

 
• How do I find out if I qualify for rent assistance, food boxes, or other help from SVdP?
Entry requirements vary among programs. The best thing to do is call the program you're interested in and describe your situation. If you are looking for assistance with rent, utilities, food, clothing and furniture, housing, or shelter, visit the Get Help section of the website.   (Return to top)

 
• Does SVdP have a printed or electronic newsletter, and how do I sign up?
SVdP has newsletters in both print and electronic forms. To get on either mailing list or both send an email with your contact information to askme@svdp.us.

 
• Can I follow SVdP on Social Media?
Yes! Follow us on Facebookand Twitter.

 
• Who runs St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County?
Many people have a hand in our day-to-day operations as well as the overall picture. Click here for SVdP's Key Staff. For our Board of Directors, click here.

 
• Who was St. Vincent de Paul?
Saint Vincent de Paul (24 April 1581 – 27 September 1660) was a Catholic priest dedicated to serving the poor, and a Catholic saint. He was canonized in 1737. Saint Vincent was born in France and became a priest, but a slave’s deathbed confession ignited his passion for the suffering. In 1622 De Paul was appointed chaplain to the galleys, and in this capacity he gave missions for the galley-slaves. In 1625 Saint Vincent founded the Congregation of the Mission, a society of missioning priests commonly known as the Vincentians, to work among the poor in small towns and the countryside. In 1633, with the assistance of Louise de Marillac he founded the Daughters of Charity.  He was renowned for his compassion, humility and generosity. Learn more>

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