Jun 072017
 
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Once again, the Portland Council benefited from the generosity of those Providence Medical Group employees who participated in the 2017 annual Table of the King event that was held on February 16th. Employees were asked to forgo their normal lunch on that day and instead, enjoy a simple meal of soup and bread, in accordance with a tradition started in France in 1800 by Mother Gamelin of the Sisters of Providence, who stated Treat the poor with kindness and politeness; they are our lords and masters.” This year, the event raised over $27,000 in support of our programs, and on May 11th two representatives from Providence presented us with the check at our Cornwell St. location. We wish to thank Providence and all their employees and guests, for their continued support of our  mission. 

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In recognition of their long-standing partnership and generous support, SVdP’s Portland Council has chosen Providence Medical Group as our June DONOR PARTNER OF THE MONTH. Providence Health & Services is the premier health services provider for Oregon and Southwest Washington.

 June 7, 2017  Posted by at 2:53 pm Featured stories, Home slideshow, Uncategorized Tagged with:  Comments Off on PROVIDENCE ‘TABLE OF THE KING’ EVENT BENEFITS SVdP
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.  

 March 26, 2017  Posted by at 11:42 am Featured stories, Home slideshow Tagged with:  Comments Off on Our Faith in Spring
Mar 262017
 

The Mobile Kitchen now has regularly scheduled monthly lunch service:

• In Estacada, at St. Aloysius Church, on 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, from 11 AM to 1 PM.
• In Beaverton, at Holy Trinity Church, on 2nd, 4th & 5th Tuesdays, from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM.
• In Hillsboro, at St. Matthew Church, on every Wednesday, from 11 AM to 1 PM.
• In Canby, at the Canby Center, on every Thursday, from 11 AM to 1 PM.
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If you would like to schedule a Mobile Kitchen lunch at your location please call us at 503-235-7837 or 503-234-1114.

 

 

 March 26, 2017  Posted by at 11:39 am Featured stories, Home slideshow Tagged with:  Comments Off on Mobile Kitchen — New Schedule
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.

 January 13, 2017  Posted by at 11:04 am Featured stories, Home slideshow Tagged with:  Comments Off on Portland Council Building Services & Amenities
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 »

 May 31, 2016  Posted by at 10:38 am Featured stories, News, Uncategorized Comments Off on Community Rewards for St. Vincent de Paul
Feb 012016
 
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The Portland Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has announced the appointment of Brian Ferschweiler as executive director. He was most recently executive director of the Clackamas Service Center and prior to that served as the executive director of the Blanchet House of Hospitality in Portland, OR.
Ferschweiler earned a BA in Human Development from Portland State University and Washington State University. He is a graduate of Jesuit High School, past member of the Board of Trustees and co-founder of the Jesuit High School alumni food drive. The food drive is now an on-campus event that delivers 2,000 boxes of food each year at Christmas. He has been honored for his years of service at Blanchet House where the 4th floor is named after him. He, his wife and children live in southeast Portland and attend Christ the King Catholic Church in Milwaukie, OR. Continue reading »

 February 1, 2016  Posted by at 9:37 am Featured stories, News Comments Off on Executive Director Named
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 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.

 January 22, 2016  Posted by at 12:50 pm Featured stories, News Comments Off on St. Vincent de Paul, Portland Council earns 6th Consecutive 4 Star Ranking
Dec 042015
 
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Nov. 23 & 24th Vincentians from Resurrection Church in West Linn distributed 230 Thanksgiving food boxes to families that would have otherwise gone without on the very important family day. Everything necessary for a nice dinner plus additional food was in the box. The volunteers also give each family a $20 gift card so they could purchase meat for their dinner.
Additionally, St. Vincent de Paul, Our Lady of the Lake delivered 153 Thanksgiving meals donated by the Lake Oswego Safeway.

 December 4, 2015  Posted by at 10:35 am Featured stories Comments Off on Reasons to be thankful
Dec 042015
 
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A few days after the Central Catholic food drive ended 30 students from Mt. Scott Middle school plus 10 adults came to volunteer for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Recovery Network.  The students spent most of the day sorting and boxing all 7000 items of food collected by Central Catholic.  THANK YOU TO THE STUDENTS FROM MT. SCOTT MIDDLE SCHOOL.

 December 4, 2015  Posted by at 10:26 am Featured stories Comments Off on Sorting and Packing