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 »

Volunteers Help Nonprofit Thrive

EUGENE, Ore. — You’ve heard the saying many hands make light work. At St. Vincent de Paul’s wood shop in Eugene, many hands are working. Old mattresses arrive, they’re broken down and made new. Dennis Maricle is a whiz when it comes to inventions. “I like to solve problems. It’s fun. I like to solve … Continue reading »

Experts Appraise SVdP Donations

EUGENE, Ore. — They say one man’s trash is another man’s treasure. St. Vincent de Paul knows that firsthand, after local appraisers came in to look at recent donations. Sometimes St. Vincent de Paul receives very generous donations like elaborate pieces of furniture or art. So they call in the experts to find out how … Continue reading »

Conestoga Huts Fundraiser Breaks Goal

EUGENE, Ore. — Members of the group Community Supported Shelters say their focus is now on building after the community came together Sunday night to raise more than $4,000 to build six more Conestoga huts for people in need of temporary housing. The fundraising goal for Sunday night of $3,600 was blown out of the … Continue reading »

Inside New Conestoga Huts

EUGENE, Ore. — After the city approved the new Conestoga huts as part of the St. Vincent de Paul overnight parking program, two people moved into their new places this weekend. They finally have their own little something to call home. The occupants are still getting settled in, putting their own personal touches into what … Continue reading »

Conestoga Huts Under Construction

EUGENE, Ore. — Two homeless Eugene families won’t have to brave the cold much longer. That’s because two Eugene council Conestoga huts will be ready this Saturday. Erik Debuhr with Tiny Life Industries in Eugene is hard at work putting the finishing touches on the huts. He makes all the modular panels, along with the … Continue reading »

St. Vincent de Paul Presents Boxer Award

EUGENE, Ore. — Wednesday isn’t just the day after Christmas. In countries like Canada and Great Britain, it’s known as Boxing Day. The traditional holiday is a celebration of gifting, especially to those in need. While largely not celebrated here in the states, on Wednesday St. Vincent de Paul brought it to Eugene. The nonprofit … Continue reading »

St. Vincent’s Starts Food Distribution

EUGENE, Ore. — After months of collecting donations, on Thursday St. Vincent de Paul started handing out its food boxes. The Northwest Christian University Men’s Basketball Team helped out, making sure everyone who came through got all the fixings for a great holiday dinner. The boxes included a turkey, ham or chicken, fresh bread rolls … Continue reading »

Volunteers Pack Food Boxes for Hungry

EUGENE, Ore. — The food has been collected. Now, St. Vincent de Paul needs more people to help pack it up. The holiday food box is a time-honored tradition of the nonprofit. Volunteers are busy boxing up 1,000 packs to give to the hungry in time for the holidays. But they are still asking for … Continue reading »

Project Helps Families Pay Rent

EUGENE, Ore. — Christmas is less than two weeks away, and while some are doing some last-minute shopping, others are hunting for a place to call their own. Thursday morning, folks gathered in support of their community members and a project called “A Home for the Holidays.” The program started back in 2006 when a … Continue reading »

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