Monday, October 05, 2015
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Walk on October 4th!

Join the hundreds of walkers raising money to help their neighbors in need.





"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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Donate 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

Opening Reception at Redux - The Stars Come Down
Redux Studios & Gallery is proud to present The Stars Come Down by Oakland artist Shannon Taylor. The exhibit is the result of Taylor’s 3 month residency at the St. Vincent de Paul sorting Facility in East Oakland. See more here.   

Friends of the Poor Walk - Sunday, October 4th, 2015
It is time to start building your teams to walk and raise funds at this years Annual Friends of the Poor Walk! Bring together your friends and family for this national walk to raise funds to serve those in need ion our local community. Create a team of walkers and exercise your faith in action…walk a mile in “your neighbors shoes". Funds raised go directly to your local SVdP at your parish to serve those in need in your neighborhood.  The walk will be held from 1 pm - 4 pm at Moreau Catholic High School, 27170 Mission Blvd., Hayward. To register as a walker or to pledge support for a walker go to For more information contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or bThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


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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