Bethel Recycling Round Up

EUGENE, Ore. — Students and teachers collected tons of recyclables at the annual Bethel recycling round-up Saturday. People brought anything from electronics to mattresses and even vacuum cleaners to Willamette High School. The electronics will go to Next Step Electronics, and a whole truck full of household items will be headed to St. Vincent De … Continue reading »

Local Kids Learn About Saving Money

EUGENE, Ore. — April is Youth Savings Month–that’s why two local businesses teamed up Friday to give kids a lesson in banking. About 20 children from St. Vincent de Paul affordable housing took a field trip to the Oregon Community Credit Union branch on Coburg Road. The kids got a full tour, including a look … Continue reading »

Recycled Fashion Line at St. Vinnie’s

EUGENE, Ore. — St. Vincent de Paul is known for making one person’s trash, another person’s treasure but now they’re doing that with a twist. Mitra Chester isn’t your typical fashion designer. “These were made from damaged belts, leather belts. these are old vinyl LP’s. These were pants that maybe had some damage or were … Continue reading »

St. Vincent de Paul Donates Books to LCC

EUGENE, Ore. — Spring break may be here for many schools but right now St. Vincent de Paul is hitting the books. The nonprofit is donating 300 books to beef up the Lane Community College library. Officials from St. Vinnie’s say a librarian from LCC is specifically selecting books that encourage students to read for … Continue reading »

Thrift Store Challenges Local Designers

EUGENE, Ore. — Some local designers are gearing up for a fashion show, but they won’t be stitching together new designs. ¬†They’ll convert used clothing from St. Vincent De Paul into the latest runway fashions. It’s all part of the first ever Metamorphose Challenge. Designers shopped the racks of clothing at St. Vincent De Paul … Continue reading »

UO Vets Help Vets Housing Project

EUGENE, Ore. — A group of University of Oregon student veterans spent Saturday lending a hand to others who have also served our country. The Veterans Housing Project offers affordable homes to local veterans who have recently returned to the US from deployment. St. Vinnie’s is behind the project, but they say a lot of … Continue reading »

Heart for the Homeless Celebration

EUGENE, Ore. — Community leaders gathered Friday to honor local residents who finally have a place to call home. The annual Hearts for Homeless Celebration took place at St. Vincent de Paul’s First Place Family Center. Homeless advocates, along with Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy, gathered to recognize formerly homeless families that have progress in getting … Continue reading »

St. Vinnie’s Starts New Clothing Section

EUGENE, Ore. — St. Vincent de Paul is launching a new “Original Styles” clothing section that caters to young people. The organization gives new life to clothing donated to its stores. You’ll find everything from tank tops to vests and jackets for men and women. St. Vincent de Paul officials say the boutique section has … Continue reading »

Home for the Holidays Helps Family

EUGENE, Ore. — A family got some much-needed financial help thanks to the Home for the Holidays program. Candace Lowrey, Jose Garcia and their baby daughter recently moved to Oregon from New Jersey and are getting a little help to put a roof over their heads. The Home for the Holidays program launched seven years … Continue reading »

Local Program Helps Homeless Veterans

EUGENE, Ore. — For Army veteran Eric Frey, finding a job has been tough. That’s why he came to St. Vincent de Paul. “I heard about this program a couple of months ago. And I came to one of the weekly meetings and they accepted me right in as one of their own,” Frey said. … Continue reading »

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