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6 10, 2017

Friends of the Poor Walks in Contra Costa County 2017

By |2017-10-06T21:51:44+00:00October 6th, 2017|Latest News|0 Comments

First and foremost, St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County would like to thank all who participated in this year's FOP Walk - walkers, coordinators, supporters. The walks were held at three different locations this year: St. Isidore, St. Agnes, and St. Paul Catholic Churches. All three conferences were able to raise a considerable amount [...]

2 10, 2017

Corporate Caring Volunteer Week 2017

By |2017-10-02T16:13:07+00:00October 2nd, 2017|Latest News|0 Comments

What is Corporate Caring Volunteer Week? "Each September, the Contra Costa Crisis Center, with presenting sponsor Chevron, offers Corporate Caring Volunteer Week, the largest corporate volunteer program in the Bay Area. This week-long event brings thousands of employees from local companies together to volunteer at East Bay nonprofits. Corporate Caring Volunteer Week provides an easy [...]

8 09, 2017

Pittsburg Diamonds Baseball Team and Local Rotary Club Hit a “Home-Run” for RotaCare Pittsburg Free Medical Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul

By |2017-09-08T21:21:29+00:00September 8th, 2017|Latest News|0 Comments

On Thursday, 8/31, the Pittsburg Diamonds, the Pittsburg-based professional baseball team, and local Rotary Clubs, conducted a fundraiser for RotaCare Pittsburg Free Medical Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul. Over $3,666 was raised to support the free medical clinic, which serves the uninsured by providing medical services by volunteer physicians, nurses and bilingual support staff. [...]

22 08, 2017

St. Vincent de Paul Needs Volunteers For Our Cooking Classes!

By |2017-10-06T21:33:38+00:00August 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The RotaCare Pittsburg Free Medical Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul holds cooking classes to teach individuals and families living in poverty with chronic medical conditions how to cook healthy and nutritious meals! In previous years, we've had moderate attendance at about 6-10 adults with children. It has tripled over the past year, and our [...]

14 08, 2017

Pittsburg Diamonds Baseball Team To Have Fundraiser For RotaCare Pittsburg!

By |2017-09-08T21:22:40+00:00August 14th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

On 8/31, the Pittsburg Diamonds Baseball Team is having a fundraiser for RotaCare Pittsburg Free Medical Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul! Members of the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs, the Diamonds were founded in 2014 and play about 40 home games during the season. The Diamonds have boasted multiple former major league baseball [...]

10 08, 2017

Local Teens Coordinate St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County 10th Annual Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run

By |2017-10-02T16:14:35+00:00August 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Danville, CA, August 2, 2017― Local teens are helping St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County, (SVdP), a nonprofit organization that helps those living in poverty, conduct the 10th Annual Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run on September 30, 2017 to benefit Contra Costa County residents struggling with the challenges of poverty. The event starts [...]

7 07, 2017

Leadership Transition at SVdP – President Election

By |2017-08-22T18:53:05+00:00July 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

A new election is underway for St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County's District Council President. All Vincentians, SVdP trained volunteers, are invited to take part in the decision making process! There will be a "Meet the Candidate" forum taking place at the beginning of the next District Council Meeting on July 15 @ 9:30am-12:30am. [...]

29 06, 2017

Knights of Columbus Golf Tournament to Support SVdP’s Clinic Program!

By |2017-08-14T15:36:40+00:00June 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Knights of Columbus (KofC) at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Parish will hold a Golf Tournament on Monday, July 24, 2017 at the beautiful Crow Canyon Country Club in Danville, California. Registration includes BBQ Lunch and optional pre-tournament contests. 4 Player Scramble Shotgun Tee-off at noon. The cost for this event is only $195. [...]

12 06, 2017

RotaCare Bay Area Awards St. Vincent de Paul “Excellence in Partnership”

By |2017-08-10T16:23:58+00:00June 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

St. Vincent de Paul received the "Excellence in Partnership" Award at the RotaCare Bay Area 2017 Gala and Silent Auction.  SVdP was lauded for partnering with RotaCare to provide the "RotaCare Pittsburg Free Medical Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul". The free clinic is located in the SVdP Family Resource Center in Pittsburg, and has [...]

26 05, 2017

Wheelchair Foundation Donates 10 Wheelchairs To SVdP

By |2017-07-07T20:57:00+00:00May 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

"The Wheelchair Foundation is a nonprofit organization leading an international effort to create awareness of the needs and abilities of people with physical disabilities, to promote the joy of giving, create global friendship, and to deliver a wheelchair to every child, teen and adult in the world who needs one, but cannot afford one. For [...]