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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

Warehouse Sale - Every Saturday in March, 10am-2pm
Looking for great buys? Shop our East Oakland Warehouse Sale EVERY Saturday through the month of March. 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.

Join Us For Graduation - Thursday March 26th, 4pm
Come celebrate with us at the graduation ceremony for the 42nd cohort of the Kitchen of Champions and the Champion Workforce training programs. Graduation begins at 4:00 pm with a reception immediately following. For more information contact Melanie Diegel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 510-877-9254. The dining room is located at 675 23rd St., Oakland, 94612.

Currently on Exhibit at Redux - "Paper Cuts"
Redux Studios & Gallery and SVdP invite you view our current group exhibition of extraordinary collage work assembled by guest curator by Michael Tunk. Featuring the art of Winston Smith, Hope Kroll, Jesse Treese, and many more, Paper Cuts celebrates the fine art of hand-cut collage. See more here.

Support SVdP on May 5th!

SVdP and East Bay Community Foundation are joining forces for 24 hours of giving. Beginning at midnight and continuing for 24 hours, to donate please visit to “give locally” and support SVdP. By giving on May 5th, you are helping to make SVdP eligible to receive additional prize money above and beyond what is raised. Minimum donations begin at $20 (there is no upper limit) and you can donate as often as you like. Your donation will be confirmed and documented via email by the East Bay Community Foundation. Share this opportunity with your family, friends or coworkers and help support SVdP!

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, 12-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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