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Day of Giving yields treasures for St. Vincent De Paul

Sears partnered with local schools, non-profits, and law enforcement agencies, including Eugene Police Department, for the Dec. 10, 2017 event. (Photo via Eugene Police Department)

EUGENE, Ore. -- Oregon’s Sears stores hosted a "Day of Giving," helping people in need this holiday season by providing items such as coats, footwear and blankets.

The goal is to make the holiday season more memorable in a positive way for those who may not experience such a thing otherwise.

Sears partnered with local schools, non-profits, and law enforcement agencies, including Eugene Police Department, to reach out and make this Day of Giving a reality.

On Sunday, December 10, Sears met with Keith Heath and Roxanne O’Brien from St. Vincent De Paul to shop for items to fill their Lindholm Eugene Service Station. Sears donated $2,000 and helped find the best items.

Cart after cart was filled with items like socks, thermal shirts, microwaves, and even underwear so St. Vincent De Paul could better serve the people they take in for the holiday. Dozens of bags were brimming with the newly purchased treasures and loaded into vehicles to take back to the center.

Jeff Brown sought out the Eugene Police Department to connect them to St. Vincent De Paul, so a couple officers and the quartermaster showed up to help cart items and load bags alongside elf-shoe-wearing store clerks and St. Vincent De Paul representatives.

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