Backpack Drive Looking for Donations

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — KEZI 9 News and the Oregon Community Credit Union is still looking for more backpacks and school supplies for kids in Eugene and Springfield. It’s all part of the “Backpacks for Back-to-School” campaign. You can make donations at any Oregon Community Credit Union or St. Vincent de Paul stores in Eugene and … Continue reading »

Stellar Apartments Grand Opening

EUGENE, Ore. – St. Vincent de Paul is hoping to help with the high demand for low income housing. It held a grand opening for its newest housing development in west Eugene, Tuesday. One day soon, dozens of families will be able to come home to a brand new apartment. Tuesday hopeful tenants toured the … Continue reading »

Homeless Vet Finds Help

EUGENE, Ore. — On any given night, more than 300,000 veterans are living on the streets or in shelters across America. “Memorial Day is a wonderful time to remember all the men and women who help our country stay the beautiful country that it is,” said Rebecca Larson, Saint Vincent de Paul’s Public Relations Director. That … Continue reading »

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 »

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