Feb 112017

On Valentine’s Day Tuesday, February 14th the Dutch Bros on SE 26th and Holgate will again by feeling the LUV. They will be donating $1.00 to St. Vincent de Paul, Portland Council for every cup of coffee sold . Saint Vincent de Paul received a super sweet Valentine’s Day surprise last year from Dutch Bros Coffee when they donated $531 from sales to us.  Founded in Oregon and headquartered in Grants Pass, Dutch Bros Coffee franchises are locally owned and operated, so owners have a personal investment in the communities they serve and contribute to various local causes and organizations.

They are open from 5:00 am to 10:00 pm on Tuesdays. You know you need coffee! !dutchbros_headerLogovalentine heart

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Jan 132017

svdp-buildingSt. Vincent de Paul has been fully operation in our new headquarters office since September 19, 2016.  There is ample parking in front of the building.  In the Emergency Services office on the ground floor we accept rent, utility and food assistance requests by phone at 503-235-8431 (M-F, 9 am – 4 pm) or by visiting the new location at 8101 SE Cornwell Street (M-F, 9 am – 2 pm). Emergency Services clients have a spacious waiting room and private space for meeting with the staff.

The second  floor houses our administrative offices including the office of the Executive Director, Conference Liaison, and Accounting. There is also a large meeting room on the second floor that is used for staff and  Board of Directors’ meetings and Conference Presidents’ meetings. The space is also available to Conferences for meetings, training and other gatherings.

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Jan 132017

cornwell-minimapThe Portland Council is in a new building at 8101 SE Cornwell Street. This is just across the street from the north edge of the Johnson Creek Fred Meyer parking lot, and a half block west of SE 82nd Avenue. It’s also one block east of the Clackamas Service Center. Public transportation is available via Tri-Met bus line #72 on SE 82nd and the MAX Green line along I-205.


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Oct 282016

providence-health-planSt. Vincent de Paul is especially thankful to Inge Holcomb and the Green Team from Providence Health Plan office in Beaverton. This energetic group held a coat and sock drive that resulted in six bags of much needed winter wear for our Emergency Services clients.

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Oct 272016


  At an open house on Sunday, October 23 Bishop Kenneth Steiner provided a blessing for the newly opened St. Vincent de Paul, Portland Council headquarters. 125 friends, volunteers and donors had a chance to enjoy a tour of the remodeled building. Bishop Steiner also had a special blessing for a very special guest, Sharon Hills, recently retired former Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul. She was presented with, and delighted to receive a Crucifix that has the St. Vincent de Paul logo embedded in blue enamel.
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May 312016

Now you can help St. Vincent de Paul earn cash donations by shopping with your Fred Meyer Rewards card. Fred Meyer is donating $2.5 million per year to non-profits in Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, based on where customers want them to give.FM Community Rewards Logo

Sign up for the Community Rewards program by linking your Fred Meyer Rewards Card to St. Vincent de Paul by going to the Fred Meyer website Sign Up . You can search for us by our name or by our non-profit number 91157.  If you have already signed up thank you. Remember that the “new year of giving” starts July 1, so re-enroll now and make every shopping trip count!

Every time you shop and use your Rewards Card, you are helping St. Vincent de Paul earn a donation! Continue reading »

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May 202016

St. Vincent de Paul, Portland Council is very grateful to the employees of Providence Health and Services in the Portland area who raised $12,226 during their annual Table of the Kings event in February. That amount was matched by the regional office of Providence who presented us with a donation of providence-hea-svcs-logo-2x$24,453. During this annual event all Providence dining areas serve a simple meal of soup and bread. The historical significance is with the founder of The Sisters of Providence, Emilie Gamelin who served a simple meal out of her brother’s house for those who were in need. She called it the Table of the King in recognition of the dignity of every person served.

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May 112016

Very good news! The new bus purchased last year through generous donations is now completely renovated and ready to start serving food. Our thanks again to all who helped with this project. The Mobile Kitchen will offer hot lunches every 1st and 3rd Tuesday at St. Aloysius in Estacada and every Wednesday at St. Michaels in Sandy, and every Thursday at the Canby Service Center.MK Exterior 2

In addition to its weekly schedule the Mobile Kitchen will once again partner with the Oregon Food Bank, Clackamas Service Center and GracePointe Church for a nine week Summer Food Program beginning June 13th. From Noon to 2:00 pm at One Towne Center Apartments we will serve families who are experiencing food insecurity during the summer months. Donations of fresh produce from Oregon Food Bank will be in each food basket and St. Vincent de Paul will provide hot nutritious lunches. Volunteers from GracePointe will help in all aspects of the operation. Last year over 3,000 children and families were served by the Summer Food Program. Expansion to a year-round program is now in discussion



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Mar 202016

Our faith guides us to love the poor and serve the needy without condition. Our mission directs us to provide assistance to anyone who asks for our help. The services our staff and volunteers provide help reduce hunger and prevent homelessness. We can only do what we do with your help. Easter reminds us that suffering still exists and that we are still called to feed and aid those in need. Spring is here and during these most holy of days let us continue to be of service to others, to draw upon the spiritual power that Easter gives us, and put our beliefs into action.

A close up of a yellow tree on a clear blue spring day with a church cross in the background.

  Please donate now.  

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