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4 05, 2017

Bank of America Grants SVdP $10,000 in Spirit of East Bay Gives!

By |2017-06-29T17:10:06+00:00May 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County is participating in East Bay Gives 2017, a 24-hour online giving day that supports the important work of the Bay Area’s nonprofits, taking place today, May 4, 2017. For the 4th annual day of giving, East Bay Gives aims to mobilize more than 40,000 people to give [...]

24 04, 2017

Spiritual Advisor Training – In Spanish!

By |2017-06-29T17:09:57+00:00April 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

On June 17, 2017 The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County and its local branch (Conference) at St. Peter Martyr Catholic Church, Pittsburg will host the very first Spiritual Advisor Training ever to be presented in the Spanish language. The translation of the Spiritual Advisor Training Material has been facilitated by [...]

24 04, 2017

Congratulations WFD Cycle 9!

By |2017-05-26T19:33:20+00:00April 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

On Thursday, April 20, 2017 St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County bid farewell to its 9th Cycle of Workforce Development Program trainees. The 24-week program was designed for short and long-term success. It provides paid, on-the-job training and soft skill classes for its participants. Students/trainees take away valuable life skills, knowledge on workplace [...]

24 04, 2017

Easter Baskets From Discovery & Seeno Homes

By |2017-05-04T18:43:27+00:00April 24th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thank you to Discovery & Seeno Homes for thinking of St. Vincent de Paul this past Easter Season! 100 baskets, made by Seeno employees themselves, were donated to us to distribute to our clients! Children from our Dining Room and Day Shelter were thrilled to receive them. The baskets came with eggs filled with candy, [...]

23 02, 2017

St. Vincent de Paul’s National President is Coming to Town

By |2017-04-24T23:04:15+00:00February 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Who is Sheila Gilbert? Sheila lives out the charism of Vincent in all she says and does. She is a strong advocate for “systemic change”- working closely with those living in poverty to better understand their plight and bring this experience to bear fruit through the training of Vincentians Nationally, addressing the root causes of [...]

19 01, 2017

Jim Noe Wins MLK Humanitarian of the Year Award for Contra Costa County

By |2017-04-24T22:43:19+00:00January 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Jim Noe did it again! If you don’t know who Jim Noe is, he is quite the remarkable man. A decades-long SVdP volunteer, a dedicated contributor to the overall health of the East Bay Community, and now the Humanitarian of the Year for Contra Costa County. On January 17, 2017, Jim was honored for his [...]

19 01, 2017

SVdP Former Trainee Selected for Mike’s Autobody Benevolence Program

By |2017-04-24T22:25:55+00:00January 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Back in December, one of St. Vincent de Paul's former Workforce Development Trainees, Zanetta Fredericks, was selected for Mike's Auto Body's Annual Benevolence Program.  For those of us unfamiliar with the program, Mike’s Auto Body reaches out to help their local communities by donating cars to deserving families and non-profit organizations in need. Zanetta was in [...]

12 01, 2017

St. Vincent de Paul Partners With CESC

By |2017-02-23T23:02:38+00:00January 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

After years of inconsistent lighting throughout St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County's Family Resource Center, Community Energy Services Corporation stepped in to save the day. As part of their SmartLights Program, 121 light fixtures were replaced with efficient LEDs. To read more about the experience, please follow this link: http://ebenergy.org/society-of-st-vincent-de-paul-shines-a-new-light/ Thank you, CESC, for [...]

12 12, 2016

Jim Noe Featured in East Bay Times – Share The Spirit

By |2017-01-19T22:36:53+00:00December 12th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

This past weekend, Jim Noe (EBLC Lifetime Achievement Awardee and longtime SVdPCCC volunteer) was featured in the East Bay times. Jim has been recognized for the good work he does for the East Bay community. You can read the online article here: http://www.eastbaytimes.com/2016/12/10/alamo-man-continues-to-change-lives-through-nonprofit-work/ #ShareTheSpirit2016

29 11, 2016

St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County Receives $10,000 Grant Award on Giving Tuesday From Bank of America Charitable Foundation

By |2017-01-19T22:36:19+00:00November 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

PITTSBURG, CALIFORNIA – The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) of Contra Costa County received a $10,000 grant award today from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation for support of SVdP’s safety-net and food programs supporting hungry and low-income residents of Contra Costa County. Heidi Racherla, SVP at Bank of America, San Francisco-East Bay, [...]