SVDP's Holiday Joy program kicks off

St. Vinnie's is looking for more sponsors to participate in their Holiday Joy program.

Posted: Dec. 6, 2017 5:13 PM
Updated: Dec. 6, 2017 5:13 PM

EUGENE, Ore. - St. Vinnie's is working to spread cheer to its affordable housing residents through it's Holiday Joy program.

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The program recruits community members and businesses to adopt a family.

Those community members then buy gifts and give support to those families or individuals during the holidays.

A spokesperson from St. Vinnie's said this year's program has more than 1,000 applicants from more than 400 households.
"One of the wonderful things I love about this program is anyone can participate," said Ashley Hensley, the Community Engagement Coordinator with Saint Vincent de Paul. "You can partner with friends, coworkers, family, get five of you together and sponsor one person!"

Hensley said they are still looking for more sponsors for an addition 350 people.

She said people can donate money over the phone or in person at Saint Vinnie's.

The deadline to become a sponsor is December 15.

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