Business Commute Challenge Wraps Up

EUGENE, Ore. — It’s the final day of the Business Commute Challenge. All week local companies and their employees have been seeking out alternative ways to get to and from work. Friday was National Bike to Work Day. One business that takes part in the commute challenge is St. Vincent de Paul. One employee said … Continue reading »

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 »

SVdP Takes Apartment Applications

EUGENE, Ore. — St. Vincent de Paul is celebrating the year-mark of one of its projects a little early. The Stellar Apartments on City View Street in Eugene are still under construction, but the complex started taking applications Monday, April 15. Coordinators say now is the perfect time to update the public on the building’s … Continue reading »

Garage Sale Benefits St. Vincent de Paul

EUGENE, Ore. — The 14th annual Home Builders Garage Sale is setting up shop in a new location. The big event has moved into the southwest corner of the Lane County Fairgrounds right next to the ice rink. This year a portion of the proceeds will go to St. Vincent de Paul’s Veterans Housing Program. … Continue reading »

Copper Wire Stolen from Nonprofit

EUGENE, Ore. — Copper theft shut down a local nonprofit that helps feed homeless in our community. The St. Vincent de Paul Lindholm Center is without power in parts of the building, after someone stole some of the building’s copper wiring. “The Lindholm Center is a community asset, and it’s a community asset that deals … Continue reading »

New Rural Unemployment Program

EUGENE, Ore. — A big donation means big things for St. Vincent de Paul’s new rural employment assistance program. Wells Fargo gave the nonprofit a $25,000 grant Friday afternoon to help launch the new employment program called REAL. It will provide one-on-one help to Lane County’s lower-income rural residents and even some veterans. “This is … Continue reading »

Former Homeless Families Honored

EUGENE, Ore. — The appreciation was evident this Valentine’s Day. Not just at home, but in the community. St. Vincent de Paul honored three formerly homeless families and community service leaders at Thursday’s St. Vincent Heart for the Homeless event. They were given awards, chocolates, and recognition from their community of their perseverance and success … Continue reading »

Veterans’ Housing Project Receives Grant

EUGENE, Ore. — The Veterans’ Housing Project received a $75,000 grant from The Home Depot Wednesday. The project aims to place veterans in affordable housing for up to two years after deployment. A veteran KEZI 9 News talked to who is living in one of the houses says she hopes to stay in her home … 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 »

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