Mar 262017

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.East Appeal 17



  Please donate now.  

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Mar 262017

The Mobile Kitchen now has thirteen regularly scheduled lunch service per month. Estacada on the first and 3rd Tuesday. Holy Trinity in Beaverton on the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Tuesday, the Canby Center every Thursday and St. Matthews in Hillsboro every Wednesday.MK Exterior 2

If you would like to schedule a Mobile Kitchen lunch at your location please call us at 503-235-7837 or 503-234-1114.



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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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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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Jan 282016
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Pope Francis is in Rome, but there are still people here in our community who need your help! Join the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) and help those in need!

SVdP is one of the world’s largest charitable organizations. It offers person-to-person service to those in need in 150 countries on five continents. The U.S. headquarters are located in St. Louis, Mo., and the United States’ membership totals more than 160,000.

SVdP provides a variety of programs to assist those in need. Each year, SVdP performs over 11 million service hours to aid those in need and serves more than 14 million people.

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Jan 282016

It’s not too early to start planning now. If you are going to be 70 1/2 or older in 2016 plan to make a tax-free gift from your IRA before December 31st.

An IRA Charitable Rollover is a direct transfer of up to $100,000 from your IRA to a qualified charity such as St. Vincent de Paul. Because the donation is made directly to St. Vincent de Paul, you will benefit because you will not have to count the donated amount as income for 2016 tax purposes. This is very helpful in excluding all or part of your required minimum distribution.

Contact your IRA administrator and instruct them to make the contribution from your IRA directly to St. Vincent de Paul, Portland Council. Our tax ID is 93-0456525. Call 503-234-5287 with any questions.

Bless you for your continued support.

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Jan 222016

Receiving four out of a possible four stars tells donors that we adheres to good governance and other best practices that minimize the chance of unethical activities and that we consistently executes our mission in a fiscally responsible way. Only 4% of the Charity Navigator charities have received at least 6 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Society of St Vincent de Paul, Portland Council outperforms most other charities in America.

St. Vincent de Paul receives top ranking in 2015 for sound fiscal management, transparency, and accountability.

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Dec 222015
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Food treasure that is. Pirates from St. Vincent de Paul’s good neighbors Trackers Earth and a crew of shipmates delivered a treasure chest of food on Tuesday. It will go to good use over this holiday season. Trackers Earth offers camps and outdoor programs for all ages. They provide innovative education in nature connection and authentic outdoor skills to kids of all ages.

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