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 »

More Than A Thousand Attend Turkey Trot

EUGENE, Ore. — The smiles were likely just as broad as the bellies Thursday, but before the feasts some were busy working up their appetites that morning at Skinner Butte Park. While the turkeys cooked, more than a thousand people hit the streets of Eugene for the Third Annual Turkey Trot. While many folks had … Continue reading »

St. Vinnie’s Starts Remodeling Project

EUGENE, Ore. — St. Vincent de Paul is getting started on a big remodeling project a little at a time. The nonprofit is making more room at the Eugene service station for day services. The center offers free food, laundry and showers to homeless and at-risk adults. St. Vincent de Paul is waiting on grant … Continue reading »

Resale Sales Remain Healthy

EUGENE, Ore. — Labor Day weekend is synonymous with back-to-school sales. Big stores are offering deals from clothing to sports gear. Resale remains healthy. According to the Association of Resale Professonals, there are currently more than 25,000 resale shops in the U.S., and they are attracting consumers from all economic levels. Sales are also up. … Continue reading »

St. Vinnie’s Gives Away School Supplies

EUGENE, Ore. — There was a long Thursday morning outside St. Vincent de Paul’s Lindholm Center. Children waited for a free backpack filled with school supplies. When St. Vincent de Paul started their annual school supply giveaway 13 years ago, they helped about 200 families. Now they average between 2,000 and 3,000 children with a … Continue reading »

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