Senator Wyden Delivers Food Boxes

EUGENE, Ore. — Senator Ron Wyden is helping deliver food to Eugene families for the holidays. He was joined by University of Oregon’s “O Heroes” athlete volunteers. They delivered food boxes to families at the Stellar Apartments in west Eugene. Senator Wyden says in a time when giving is celebrated, it shouldn’t just be for … Continue reading »

Collaboration to End Vet Homelessness

EUGENE, Ore. — Homelessness is a problem many veterans experience locally and across the country. But, a collaboration between Lane County and the cities of Eugene and Springfield is hoping to put fourth a housing first model, so no veteran has to live on the streets. Charles Platt is a local veteran who’s now managing a … Continue reading »

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Halloween Costume

EUGENE, Ore. — Go green this Halloween. St. Vincent de Paul is offering a brand new line of re-fashioned costumes. They aren’t just donated items, St. Vinnie’s Upstart designer created Halloween looks using recycled items. She created creepy, cut up tee-shirt with spooky designs, wigs from dacron, zombie fashions, and a collection of hats. “I … Continue reading »

Board Discusses Family Housing Project

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County commissioners talked about a proposed multi-family housing project in Junction City, Tuesday. St. Vincent de Paul is behind the project, called Alona Place. With the new psychiatric hospital being built, Commissioner Faye Stewart says St. Vincent de Paul believes there is going to be a big need for affordable housing. … Continue reading »

SVdP Transforms Discarded Clothes

EUGENE, Ore. — St. Vincent de Paul is launching a new line of products using discarded items to create new wearable looks. Watch the video above to find out how the nonprofit is generating a buzz in the local fashion industry.

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 »

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