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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

Support Our 2015 Backpack and School Supply Drive
St. Vincent de Paul Alameda County is collecting backpacks and school supplies for local K – 12 children in need from July 1st - August 1st.  Backpacks with supplies will be distributed at the SVdP Back To School Open House Event on Saturday, August 15th. Supplies are needed by Saturday, August 1st at the downtown Oakland Community Center located at 2272 San Pablo Ave., Oakland 94603.  For more information how you can help and to learn more about our specific items and quantities needed by grade level, please contact Melanie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / (510) 877-9254.  To volunteer contact Muna at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / (510) 719-0774. To find out how to register a child to attend the event and receive supplies, call (510) 638-7600.

Currently On Exhibit at Redux ...

Locals Only is a group exhibition of over 30 East Bay artists. This show is a slight departure from the creative reuse themed work usually shown at Redux, in favor of highlighting the diverse talents here in the East Bay. Photography, painting, and 3 dimensional works are all included in this community-oriented show. See more here.   


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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