1 10, 2021

SVdP Car Donation Program Restores Senior Autonomy

By |2021-11-08T17:06:34+00:00October 1st, 2021|E-Newsletter, Uncategorized|Comments Off on SVdP Car Donation Program Restores Senior Autonomy

Sharon Patty receives a car donated through SVdP. The Auto Donation Program at St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County matches donated cars to people in need. For those who donate their unwanted cars, this program provides a tax deduction and extra garage space. For those who receive the donated vehicles, the [...]

29 05, 2020

Improvise, Adapt, Overcome: The New Normal for our Volunteers.

By |2020-05-29T22:42:27+00:00May 29th, 2020|E-Newsletter, Uncategorized|0 Comments

St. Vincent de Paul's District Council meets virtually. St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County (SVdP) has been helping our neighbors in Contra Costa for a long time – more than 56 years. We have seen many families and individuals through thick and thin and cheered for them when they finally got [...]

29 05, 2020

As Mr. Rogers would say, look for the helpers!

By |2020-05-30T15:09:04+00:00May 29th, 2020|E-Newsletter, Uncategorized|0 Comments

District 5 Supervisor Federal Glover assists with St. Vincent de Paul's Food Distribution on May 22nd. “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” ― Fred Rogers St. Vincent de Paul [...]

17 03, 2020

Emergency Support Needed to Supplement St. Vincent de Paul’s Assistance for Vulnerable Families

By |2020-03-17T23:49:07+00:00March 17th, 2020|E-Newsletter, Uncategorized|0 Comments

St. Vincent de Paul of Contra Costa County, (SVdP) is in need of emergency financial support to shore up our ability for SVdP to meet the basic needs of residents in local Contra Costa communities created by the impact of COVID-19. SVdP has already begun to help those impacted by COVID-19. Many neighbors no longer [...]

19 02, 2020

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

By |2021-11-04T16:22:56+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. [...]

21 01, 2020

Meet Gwen Watson – January Volunteer of the Month

By |2020-01-21T19:57:32+00:00January 21st, 2020|E-Newsletter, 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 [...]

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 [...]

11 10, 2019

Meet our Neighbors: Bertha and Onaji

By |2019-12-23T20:13:41+00:00October 11th, 2019|E-Newsletter, 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|E-Newsletter, 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|E-Newsletter, 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 [...]

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