Children living in extreme poverty face barriers and hardships most of us can only imagine. St. Vincent de Paul is finding new ways to nurture and empower these at-risk kids. With your help, they can reach for a brighter future.
Archives for August 2012
Our 2012 Project Possibilities summer enrichment program for at-risk children was our busiest and best yet! As this slideshow demonstrates, the kids and volunteers had a wonderful time learning and growing together over the course of three months.
Gratitude: Letter from a Former Client
In February of 2008, my divorce was final and I found myself single, with three little girls, and somehow managed to get approved for a loan to buy a house. I was living paycheck to paycheck and quickly fell behind.
“I cannot begin to explain what a life-changing journey this has been, but without your help it would never have been possible.”
Scared to death, I decided that the only way to get out of this cycle was to finish my degree. I re-enrolled at UofL inAugust of 2008, and it seemed as though no matter what I did, everything was falling apart. On September 13th 2008, I spent an entire paycheck on groceries. O September 14th, we were hit with the wind storm, which left me without power for nine days and with out daycare for six days, which also meant six days of missed work and school.
Our 5th annual Friends of the Poor Walk will take place Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012, at beautiful Churchill Downs! All net proceeds from the Walk go to help families in need right here in Louisville, Southern Indiana and Central Kentucky. Money is used to provide emergency financial assistance with things like rent, utilities, food, transportation […]
Courier-Journal, Aug. 8, 2012 Elaine Weisberg, a volunteer with Paws with Purpose, brought two golden retriever therapy dogs to St. Vincent de Paul on July 30 to give a presentation to children enrolled in a summer enrichment program called Project Possibilities. The retrievers — Oliver and Sage — delighted about 25 children and adult volunteers […]
Registration is now open for St. Vincent de Paul’s 9th Annual Charity Golf Event Sept. 9 and 10, 2012. A kick-off Reception and Auction will be held on Sunday evening, Sept. 9, at Porcini, 2730 Frankfort Ave. The Golf Scramble gets underway with a 1pm shotgun start on Monday, Sept. 10 at Big Spring Country Club, […]