Monday, September 22, 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 Your shopping experience will be the same, but your purchase will put a smile on someone else's face too!

Program Highlights

Support Our Job Training Programs - Purchase an "I am a Champion" Charm for $5!
SVdP operates two job training programs, the Kitchen of Champions Culinary Training Program and the Transitional Employment Program. Both are FREE of CHARGE to the participant and offer on-the-job training supported by workforce readiness classes to help people find living-wage employment and move forward in their lives. Charms can be purchased at any of our thrift stores and at Redux. Proceeds from the charm sales will help fund these worthwhile programs. For more information call (510)-877-9250.

The Kitchen of Champions is Recruiting Students for the September Session!
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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