Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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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

Vintage Icon Exhibit and Sale - July 27th - August 2nd Only At Redux!
SVdP recently received a large donation of framed religious icons dating from the late 1960's. Most are in custom made, hand carved wooden frames. These special treasures will be on exhibit and available for purchase for 1 week only. You won't want to miss these remarkable examples of iconography and craftsmanship. Redux Studios & Gallery, 2315 Lincoln Avenue, Alameda. Open daily 11:00 am to 6:30 pm.

Backpacks and School Supplies Needed!
Summer has arrived but in a few short weeks, children will be heading back to school. St. Vincent de Paul of Alameda County is collecting backpacks and school supplies for 200 children and we need your help. You can give a deserving child a positive start to the new school year by making a financial contribution, donating supplies or organizing a drive on our behalf! There are many ways to get involved. See more here.

New Exhibit at Redux - How High The Sky, Measuring The Infinite, June 13th - July 26th!
Redux Studios and Gallery is proud to present the work of 2014 Artist in Residence, Ezra Eismont.  Eismont has been comfortable in the realm of reclaimed and salvaged materials for many years.  He co-founded an up-cycled clothing company, manages waste reclamation efforts at Burning Man, and has been producing reclaimed artwork for two decades now. See more here.

Shop Online and Support SVdP!
The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% 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

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 and application forms, call (510) 877-9212/(510) 877-9256 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

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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