Oregon First Lady Visits St. Vinnie’s

EUGENE, Ore. — Governor Kitzhaber’s partner, who he’s named first lady, visited Eugene Thursday for a look at St. Vincent de Paul’s homelessness and low-income efforts. Cylvia Hayes toured three of St. Vincent de Paul’s sites, each utilizing different recycling operations and ways to service Lane County’s less fortunate. Hayes says it’s some of the … Continue reading »

Aurora Glass Re-opens in Downtown

EUGENE, Ore. — To celebrate Earth Day Monday, St. Vincent de Paul hosted the grand re-opening of its Aurora Glass showroom. All of the products there are made out of recycled materials diverted from the landfill. There are glass products, candles, cleaning rags and more. “This is a reflection of of the values of our … Continue reading »

Trashed Glass Turned to Treasures

EUGENE, Ore. — A local business is helping turn potential trash into beautiful treasures. Managers at Aurora Glass, a branch of the local St. Vincent de Paul, say they’ve been around for more than a decade, helping the community divert about a ton of glass from our landfills every month. “Basically we recycle window glass. … Continue reading »