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Archives for February 2009
The Tag-A-Door program is designed to increase much needed donations for our Thrift Stores. Volunteer groups place door knockers requesting donations for our Thrift Stores in the neighborhoods of their choice. The door knocker provides each household with directions to leave donations on the door step on a designated date. Our volunteers then return on that […]
The Open Hand Kitchen relies heavily on volunteers. Every day groups of volunteers come in at lunch and at dinner to serve food to those in need who come to find a hot meal. Meals are served to anyone who comes shows up at our doors. The Open Hand Kitchen serves more than 120,000 meals […]
We are proud to host many student volunteers on our campus. Throughout the year, young volunteers and student groups help support St. Vincent de Paul through special projects such as helping the children residing on our campus with after school activities, hosting birthday parties and holding art and craft events.
Planned giving helps donors to contribute to a charity such as the St. Vincent de Paul Society and simultaneously give more of their assets to their family than would otherwise be possible. Planned giving provides several tangible benefits to donors, depending on the specific plan:
- Income tax deductions
- Reduced or eliminated capital gains taxes
- Lifetime incomes for yourself and your spouse
- Reduced or eliminated estate taxes
- Preserved financial assets
- Reduced or eliminated gift taxes
You can make a donation to St. Vincent de Paul in memory or in honor of someone else. St. Vincent de Paul will mail you a receipt, and by request, an acknowledgment will be mailed to the individual or family receiving the tribute.
Many employers encourage employees to donate to charitable organizations by matching their support. This is a great opportunity to increase the size of your gift. Check with your company’s Human Resources Department for information on your employer’s specific matching program. Simply complete the matching gift form provided by your employer and send it to St. […]
We rely on the generous support of our donors for all of the merchandise we sell. Individuals, businesses, and churches play an important role in providing the goods for the Thrift Stores. “Gently used” clothing, household items, and furniture are always needed. St. Vincent de Paul sells the donated goods in our thrift stores. Additionally, […]