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We Want Your E-Waste!

WasteNot locally and ethically recycles your throw-away electronics. Divert them from the landfill and provide opportunities for employment in Oakland.

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SVdP Mission Note

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County provides direct assistance to anyone in need in Alameda county. Our emphasis is on volunteer-driven, one-to-one assistance, in collective fellowship and spiritual growth.
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Moving Forward

Robert's story
Robert shares his story how he came to the Kitchen of Champions culinary training program. Watch the YouTube video here. 

Avana’s story
Avana had a tough childhood and emancipated herself at age 15. She completed her GED at age 15 but couldn’t afford college and had a hard time finding work. She was battling depression when a cousin suggested she visit.


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News and Events

Help SVdP Receive $1,000 - Volunteer @ Oakland's First Fridays!  
We're seeking 15 to 20 energetic and outgoing volunteers to assist at the entrance gates for the June 5th & July 3rd Oakland First Fridays events in downtown Oakland. This is a really fun outdoor street fair that incorporates art, food, music and community and it takes place just a few blocks from the SVdP dining room.

Volunteers will be greeting attendees and collecting donations at the entrance gates and shifts will be from 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm. There will be secure parking at SVdP's campus, and we'll walk over to the event as a group. You can also take Bart and exit at the 19th Street Station and walk down to Telegraph and West Grand Ave. Volunteers need to be 18 and up for this event.

SVdP will receive a $500 donation for each event but we will need the assistance of 15 - 20 awesome volunteers!  

To learn more about First Fridays, visit the Oakland First Fridays website at http://www.oaklandfirstfridays.org/.  

Altered Painting 3 on Exhibit 4/10 - 6/7
Altered Paintings 3 is a group exhibition of altered works created by the community. Participating artists were able to choose a piece of mass-produced art from St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County’s thrift store donation stream and alter it to create something new. See more here.  
Warehouse Sale - Every Saturday 
Looking for great buys? Shop our East Oakland Warehouse Sale on Saturdays, 10 am - 2 pm. Deep discounts on clothing by the pound, bikes, furniture, sporting goods, household items and more! Everything is priced to sell. SVdP Thrift Store & Warehouse located at 9235 San Leandro St., Oakland 94603. 


Program Highlights

The Kitchen of Champions is Recruiting Students for our 2015 Cohorts!
We are currently accepting applications for the 2015 Kitchen of Champions training program 8 week sessions. View the schedule below, submit your application, and start creating your future TODAY! For more information or to schedule an appointment call 510-877-9212 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

2015 Classes:
Cohort 43 - March 10th - May 2nd
Cohort 44 - May 5th - June 27th
Cohort 45 - July 7th - August 29th
Cohort 46 - September 1st - October 24th
Cohort 47 - October 27th - December 19th

The Kitchen of Champions Culinary Training Program - Serving Up Success!

The SVdP Kitchen of Champions Culinary Program is a free, hands-on, 8-week employment and culinary training program which helps prepare individuals for fair-wage positions in the food and hospitality industry. See More Here

Visit the Kitchen of Champions blog
See what our culinary students are cooking, and share the link, too! Click here.

A Jefferson Award for Volunteer Janet Waring, RN
Long time volunteer Janet Waring, RN , was recognized for her service at SVdP by CBS Bay Area affiliate KPIX and presented a Jefferson Award for her decades of work with the underserved in Alameda County.
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