20 12, 2019

A Year of Gratitude – Claudia L. Ramirez

By |2019-12-23T17:31:15+00:00December 20th, 2019|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

As I sit to write this end-of-year message one word comes to mind – gratitude. A great definition of gratitude that I came across is from the Harvard Medical School: Gratitude is a thankful appreciation for what an individual receives, whether tangible or intangible. With gratitude, people acknowledge the goodness in their lives. In the [...]

16 12, 2019

De La Salle Lacrosse Team sponsors 10th Annual Turkey Drive for St. Vincent de Paul

By |2019-12-23T22:24:53+00:00December 16th, 2019|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

  The De La Salle Lacrosse team sponsored the 10th year of the St. Vincent de Paul-St. Francis of Assisi Thanksgiving Food Distribution on November 23, 2019!  Over the past ten years, over $28,000 has been raised, over 1,350 turkeys have been distributed and over 1,620 volunteer hours have been provided by DLS Lacrosse players, [...]

22 11, 2019

November Volunteer of the Month: Chelo Gonzalez

By |2019-12-23T18:43:50+00:00November 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

  Chelo Gonzalez had been exposed to the work of St. Vincent de Paul through her grandparents - they were active volunteers, “Vincentians” in the organization. Chelo spent a lot of time with her grandparents growing up, and they always seemed to be involved in helping someone in need via SVdP. With the hustle and [...]

13 11, 2019

St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County (SVdPCCC) to Participate in Global Day of Philanthropy – Giving Tuesday

By |2019-12-23T18:44:39+00:00November 13th, 2019|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County (SVdPCCC) to Participate in Global Day of Philanthropy – Giving Tuesday

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County (SVdPCCC) to Participate in Global Day of Philanthropy – Giving Tuesday November 12, 2019: SVdPCCC is furthering its goal of ending poverty one person, one family, one community at a time by joining the Global GivingTuesday Movement on December 3rd, 2019. GivingTuesday, taking place [...]

11 10, 2019

Meet our Neighbors: Bertha and Onaji

By |2019-12-23T20:13:41+00:00October 11th, 2019|Stories of Hope, Uncategorized|0 Comments

  Every fall, the halls of St. Vincent de Paul’s Family Resource Center get noisier and more crowded with the laughter (and sometimes tears!) of our friends in need, like Onaji- who’s 4. St. Vincent de Paul operates the shelter in partnership with Interfaith Contra Costa's Winter Nights program. During the evenings, Winter Nights coordinates [...]

8 10, 2019

Volunteer of the Month October: Maurice Lafayette

By |2019-12-23T22:30:24+00:00October 8th, 2019|Stories of Hope, Uncategorized|0 Comments

    “My first experience going to a person-in-need in the community was a gentleman who was living out of his car in San Ramon,” said Maurice Lafayette, “His car had two flat tires. We gave him assistance to deal with it – but the auto technician refused it. They ended up donating 2 new [...]

28 08, 2019

August Volunteer of the Month: Ruben Ocampo

By |2019-12-23T22:32:27+00:00August 28th, 2019|Stories of Hope, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ruben Ocampo has been a volunteer with St. Vincent de Paul for over 5 years and considers his work with SVdP to be a reflection of his own personal values. "I want to give back to those less fortunate," Ocampo says, "I can feel their weakness, their sorrows, and vulnerabilities. I am motivated to help [...]

28 08, 2019

You can keep your dignity while receiving help at SVdP

By |2019-12-23T22:38:14+00:00August 28th, 2019|Stories of Hope, Uncategorized|0 Comments

We are so grateful to you for your support of our programs. Your donation goes on to touch the lives of thousands – whether the most vulnerable in our community are facing an urgent need or someone who has suffered a severe sudden setback. The high cost of living negatively effects many of us, especially [...]

19 07, 2019

St. Vincent de Paul Celebrates 55 years

By |2019-12-23T22:39:34+00:00July 19th, 2019|Stories of Hope|0 Comments

  On June 29th, St. Vincent de Paul celebrated 55 years of service to the community by hosting over 200 Vincentians, volunteers and supports at St. Stephen Church in Walnut Creek.   Sister Paule Freeburg, a member of the Daughters of Charity and the Western Region Spiritual Advisor to St. Vincent de Paul, captured the [...]

12 07, 2019

Volunteers of the Month: Randy and Donna Trana

By |2019-12-23T22:40:08+00:00July 12th, 2019|Stories of Hope, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Randy and Donna Trana have been volunteering with St. Vincent de Paul since they moved to the area about 3 years ago. To them, it was an easy transition to make, considering they had moved for job-related reasons in the past all over the country. This time, however, they wanted to be closer to their [...]

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