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Donation Allows St. Vinnies To Develop 2nd Youth House

Rachael McDonald

St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County has received a $2 million gift that will enable it to open a home for local teen boys who are homeless.

St. Vincent de Paul is already developing a facility that will house homeless teen girls. The gift from Eugene tech company CBT Nuggets allows the non-profit to create a 2nd house for boys.
Ryan Lee is its Chief Operating Officer.
“All of us, I think, every time we go to sleep, we feel so thankful that we’re in a warm house. We have the opportunity to have 3 meals a day. We have transportation to school. We know what that next direction for us is. And knowing that there’s people that don’t and we can lend an opportunity. That’s just what we’re all about.”
The funds come through CBT’s global philanthropy program, NuggetLove. Paul Neville with St. Vinnies says they’re still looking for a location for the 2nd youth house. The home for girls is at a former church in south Eugene and expected to be operating in the New Year.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s former News Director. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000. After reporting for the Northwest News Network and KAZU, Rachael returned to KLCC in 2007 as Morning Edition host and a general assignment reporter covering politics, the environment, education, and the arts. She was hired as KLCC News Director in 2018. Rachael departed KLCC in June, 2022.
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