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19 02, 2020

Granting Wishes for Wheels: The St. Vincent de Paul Auto Assistance Program

By |2020-02-19T22:20:16+00:00February 19th, 2020|Uncategorized|0 Comments

“It’s totally life-changing. It’s an added sense of security – I can get my kids to where they need to be on time, and get to work on time,” says Veronica G, a recipient of a car from St. Vincent de Paul’s Auto Assistance Program. The Auto Assistance program has been a part of St. [...]

19 02, 2020

February Volunteer of the Month: Dr. Hamid Khonsari

By |2020-02-20T16:58:15+00:00February 19th, 2020|Latest News|0 Comments

Dr. Hamid Khonsari, our current Medical Director at the Rotacare Pittsburg Free Medical Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul, lives and breathes the ethos of giving back to his community – and the world. This is why Dr. Khonsari is a perfect fit at St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County, where volunteers are [...]

21 01, 2020

Meet Gwen Watson – January Volunteer of the Month

By |2020-01-21T19:57:32+00:00January 21st, 2020|Latest News, Uncategorized|0 Comments

    Born and raised in New Orleans, Gwen Watson’s journey to St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County took some time and travel. After obtaining a Business Education degree from Louisiana State University, she worked in Louisiana teaching high school students who were interested in pursuing vocational careers. After relocating to Northern California [...]

20 12, 2019

A Year of Gratitude – Claudia L. Ramirez

By |2019-12-23T17:31:15+00:00December 20th, 2019|Latest News|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|Latest News|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|Latest News|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|Latest News, 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|Latest News, 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|Latest News, 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 [...]