14 01, 2022

January Volunteers of the Month: Frank and Monica Wnuk

By |2022-01-17T21:12:59+00:00January 14th, 2022|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on January Volunteers of the Month: Frank and Monica Wnuk

SVdP Executive Director Claudia Ramirez, Frank Wnuk, Lorena Gomez and Monica Wnuk pose after helping Lorena receive free dental care at the Dentist on Wheels Pittsburg Free Dental Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul. "Building a more just world through personal relationships with and service to people in need” Is included in St. [...]

21 12, 2021

Struggling Family Finds Safety Net with SVdP

By |2021-12-21T22:04:03+00:00December 21st, 2021|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on Struggling Family Finds Safety Net with SVdP

The Parker family said they are extremely grateful for the help they have received, and are looking forward to rebuilding their lives. The Parker family is a picture of resilience. No strangers to hard-times, the Parkers stay upbeat in the face of numerous tragedies. Until 2017, they lived a seemingly ideal life. However, [...]

20 12, 2021

SVdP Volunteers Hand Out Toys, Smiles for Christmas in San Pablo

By |2021-12-20T17:59:43+00:00December 20th, 2021|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on SVdP Volunteers Hand Out Toys, Smiles for Christmas in San Pablo

SVdP Vincentian Volunteers hand out toys to children for Christmas at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in San Pablo, California. Thanks to an amazingly generous toy drive by parishioners of St. Monica’s Church in Moraga, St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County “Vincentian,” volunteers made Christmas a little brighter for hundreds of children. [...]

20 12, 2021

Workforce Development Program Participant Graduates to Home Ownership

By |2021-12-20T17:52:03+00:00December 20th, 2021|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on Workforce Development Program Participant Graduates to Home Ownership

Mary Turner hugs her former Workforce Development Program Mentor Gail Fitzgerald outside of Mary’s newly purchased home in Stockton, California. On a quiet street a few blocks from the Stockton ballpark where the Stockton Ports play minor league baseball, sits a small home with a big story. Built in 1910, the home has [...]

16 12, 2021

The Italian American Club of Pittsburg and SVdP Bring Holiday Cheer to Children in Need

By |2021-12-16T21:06:18+00:00December 16th, 2021|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on The Italian American Club of Pittsburg and SVdP Bring Holiday Cheer to Children in Need

Italian American Club of Pittsburg Treasurer Anna Sorci (left), SVdP Executive Director Claudia Ramirez(center) and Italian American Club of Pittsburg President Vince Ferrante(right) showcase some of the toys donated by the Italian American Club of Pittsburg to help children in need celebrate the holidays. At St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County, [...]

8 12, 2021

Free Country Apparel Donates Thousands of Coats to SVdP

By |2021-12-15T19:31:42+00:00December 8th, 2021|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on Free Country Apparel Donates Thousands of Coats to SVdP

SVdP Vincentian Services Manager Steve Krank beams as he unveils the coats donated by Free Country Apparel. When it comes to affecting change, there is no greater force than a community coming together. On Thursday, December 2nd, 2021, those of us at St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County got to experience [...]

30 11, 2021

SVdP Volunteers Host Thanksgiving Dinner for Neighbors in Need

By |2021-12-20T17:54:50+00:00November 30th, 2021|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on SVdP Volunteers Host Thanksgiving Dinner for Neighbors in Need

Volunteers and community members sit down to enjoy Thanksgiving dinner at the St. Vincent de Paul Family Resource Center on November 25th. On Thanksgiving Day, a collection of compassionate volunteers came together at the St. Vincent de Paul Family Resource Center in Pittsburg, California to feed their neighbors in need. Over 130 families [...]

30 11, 2021

Share the Spirit Grant Helps SVdP Spread Holiday Cheer

By |2021-12-15T16:53:50+00:00November 30th, 2021|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on Share the Spirit Grant Helps SVdP Spread Holiday Cheer

Joanna of Pittsburg said she was ready to cry from happiness when she received a free turkey at SVdP. Thanks to an extremely generous $15,000 grant from the Bay Area News Group, St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County is able to help families in the County celebrate the holidays this year. [...]

8 11, 2021

Volunteer of the Month: Bill Clarke – Helping Contra Costa County Smile

By |2021-11-08T16:40:19+00:00November 8th, 2021|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on Volunteer of the Month: Bill Clarke – Helping Contra Costa County Smile

Bill Clarke’s dedication to his work as a “Vincentian,” volunteer is inspiring and motivational. The Dentists on Wheels Pittsburg Free Dental Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul officially saw its first patient on October 7th, 2021. As the first free dental clinic in Contra Costa County, the clinic will provide free dental care [...]

1 11, 2021

SVdP and Dentists on Wheels Team Up to Help Family Remain Housed and Relieve Tooth Pain

By |2021-11-09T17:51:16+00:00November 1st, 2021|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on SVdP and Dentists on Wheels Team Up to Help Family Remain Housed and Relieve Tooth Pain

To help a family who aided the US mission in Afghanistan, the volunteer dentists at Dentists on Wheels perform the first root canal at the Dentists on Wheels Pittsburg Free Dental Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul. Photo by Dylan Bouscher, Courtesy to SVdP Due to privacy and safety concerns, the names in [...]

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