Tuesday, September 30, 2014
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Friends of the Poor Walk 2014


Walk With Us!

It's simple: gather pledges, walk with us on Sunday, October 5th, 2014 and raise money for neighbors in need, right here in Alameda County. Sign up today!
Lend a foot






"Neighbors helping Neighbors" is the heart of everything we do. Are you ready to lend a hand to your neighbor in need?

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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.


Our Clients Stories

News and Events

Loyal - On Exhibit August 8th - October 5th 
Redux Studios & Gallery is proud to present our new installation, Loyal by Lauren Napolitano. Her work shows a deep reverence for the discarded and forgotten and the intricate patterning and line work create visual record of the time and attention she gives to ordinary objects. See more here.

Shop Online and Support SVdP!
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .05% of the purchase price on eligible purchases made at AmazonSmile to SVdP. Amazon pays all expenses of the AmazonSmile Foundation; they are not deducted from the donation amounts generated by purchases on AmazonSmile. To get started just click on this link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/94-1156493. Your shopping experience will be the same, but your purchase will put a smile on someone else's face too!

Program Highlights

Serve-Build-Impact - AmeriCorps VISTA Opportunity
SVdP is looking for an AmeriCorps VISTA member to work closely with staff to enhance our training programs and increase opportunities for 200 -250 job training programs participants. Apply your research, administrative, interpersonal and community engagement skills to make a tangible difference. To learn more call (510)-877-9212.

The Kitchen of Champions is Recruiting Students for the Last Training Cycle of 2014!
We are currently accepting applications for our last The Kitchen of Champions training cycle or this year.  The 41st cohort starts on September 30th but there is still time to enroll.  Applications will be accepted through October 10th, 2014.

The Kitchen of Champions Culinary Training Program is a full-time, 12 week training program that provides culinary arts training, professional development and job search support. The training prepares trainees for entry-level positions in food service and is offered FREE of charge to qualifying, low income residents of Alameda County. For more information, call (510) 877-9212.

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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