20 04, 2022

Volunteer of the Month: Dr. Jane Hewitt – Helping Heal the Uninsured in Contra Costa County

By |2022-04-20T21:58:32+00:00April 20th, 2022|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on Volunteer of the Month: Dr. Jane Hewitt – Helping Heal the Uninsured in Contra Costa County

Dr. Jane Hewitt, Volunteer Medical Director at the RotaCare Pittsburg Free Medical Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul. The RotaCare Pittsburg Free Medical Clinic at St. Vincent de Paul provides the uninsured in Contra Costa County with high-quality, free medical care. Every week, volunteer medical professionals from across the County gather at the [...]

20 04, 2022

SVdP Car Donation Program Helps Security Guard Feel Secure

By |2022-04-20T22:54:11+00:00April 20th, 2022|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on SVdP Car Donation Program Helps Security Guard Feel Secure

Ashli Sheppard said she receiving a car from St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County proves to her that miracles do happen. The car donation program at St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County is one way our donors are able to transform the life of a family in need. On [...]

25 03, 2022

Volunteer of the Month – March: Elizabeth Ruiz

By |2022-03-28T19:05:39+00:00March 25th, 2022|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on Volunteer of the Month – March: Elizabeth Ruiz

Vincentian Volunteer Elizabeth Ruiz said she feels blessed to be able to volunteer with SVdP. For Elizabeth Ruiz, volunteering is not just an opportunity to help her neighbors in need, but it is a deeply spiritual experience where she is spreading the love she feels in her community at St. Paul’s Church in [...]

25 03, 2022

Car Donation Program Helps Mother in Need

By |2022-03-28T18:44:33+00:00March 25th, 2022|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on Car Donation Program Helps Mother in Need

Kimberley Arceneaux and SVdP Transportation Manager Bonnie Casey smile as Kimberley gets ready to drive the car she received through the auto donation program at St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County. When the call came saying she would be getting a car from St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County’s [...]

16 03, 2022

SVdP Vincentians Keep Smile on Families Face

By |2022-03-16T16:49:54+00:00March 16th, 2022|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on SVdP Vincentians Keep Smile on Families Face

Dr. Jeannie Shimane consults with Lorena Gomez during her visit to the free dental clinic. As things continue to get more expensive, our neighbors are being forced to make really difficult choices, like whether to buy food or pay rent. Without insurance, countless people are forced to go with-out healthcare. But they don’t [...]

15 02, 2022

Business Owner Finds Help at SVdP

By |2022-02-16T22:35:37+00:00February 15th, 2022|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on Business Owner Finds Help at SVdP

SVdP’s Development Director Barbara Hunt stands with Ariel Reese outside of the SVdP Family Resource Center in Pittsburg. Ariel volunteered with SVdP after receiving help for her family during the pandemic. When the COVID-19 pandemic started, Ariel Reese and her husband Jessie thought they would be able to weather the storm. With five [...]

15 02, 2022

Volunteers of the Month – February: “The Geezer Gang” Helps Feed their Neighbors

By |2022-02-16T22:59:40+00:00February 15th, 2022|Stories of Hope|Comments Off on Volunteers of the Month – February: “The Geezer Gang” Helps Feed their Neighbors

Members of the “Geezer Gang,” John Seviere, Bob Franchetto, and Linda Myszka get ready to load their truck with food for their neighbors in need. For thousands of families in Contra Costa County, hunger is a constant threat. The California Association of Food Banks estimates that 1 in 5 people in Contra Costa [...]

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. [...]

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