‘Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.’ 2 Corinthians 9:7 By Nancy Naughton On September 9th and 10th we held our 9th Annual Charity Golf Event and Auction to benefit our programs for poor and homeless men, women, […]
from The Record, Oct. 8, 2012 Students at St. Martha School, 2825 Klondike Lane, held a prayer service on the school’s football field on Oct. 4, the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi. The students collected 403 stuffed animals that were donated to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and the St. Joseph […]
Help St. Vincent de Paul By Speaking Out Against the Proliferation of For-Profit Donation Collection Bins
Maybe you’ve seen them: green, red, and white donation collection boxes .They’re on street corners, alongside curbs and in front of convenience stores, gas stations and strip shopping centers all over Jefferson County.
Driving past these ubiquitous bins, you might be able to read their signage, in large, bold letters: DONATIONS! CLOTHING! SHOES!
These boxes pose a huge threat to small nonprofit charities like St.Vincent de Paul, because they take away valuable donations of gently used clothing and other household items that help us keep our four local Thrift Stores stocked.
Many of the bins you see are owned by for-profit, out-of-state companies that claim to collect their donations on behalf of charity. However, in most cases, only a fraction of the revenues raised from the resale of these donated items actually ends up benefiting these selected charities. Most of the profits go to the companies that own and operate the bins.
Thanks to WAVE-3 consumer reporter Lori Lyle for including our Hikes Lane Thrift Store in her fun “Stretching Your Dollar” story on how to find Halloween costumes on the cheap! wave3.com-Louisville News, Weather Kudos also to our Hikes Lane store manager, Jacinda, for her panache in pulling together inexpensive items for funky or frightful ‘create-your-own’ […]
Our 9th Annual Charity Golf Event was a huge success. The Silent and Live Auction event at Porcini and the Golf Scramble at Big Spring Country Club raised a combined total of more than $72,000! Thank you to everyone who participated in this event, which is our only fundraiser of the year. The money raised […]
Please download and print both of these forms, fill them out, and bring them with you to the Friends of the Poor Walk on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2012 at Churchill Downs. Help us promote the event by printing out and sharing our 2012 Walk Poster at your school or workplace! 2012_Walk_Registration_Form.pdf 2012_Walk_Liability_Waiver.pdf walk_poster_2012.pdf
Join us! St. Vincent de Paul’s 5th Annual Friends of the Poor Walk is Sunday, Oct. 14, at beautiful Churchill Downs. This fun event kicks off with (free) registration at 1pm, followed by the Walk Start at 2pm. All money raised will help the poor in our community!
With a strong desire to help homeless men whose lives have been derailed by addiction and other problems, David Tarullo, 27, started working as a program aide at St. Vincent de Paul’s men’s shelter four years ago.
“As a young student with an intense passion and calling for helping others, I was eager to get my foot in the door of the counseling profession,” he explains. “At SVDP’s Ozanam Inn I jumped into the trenches, right on the front lines of poverty, checking in overnight shelter clients on Saturday and Sunday nights. This was my first experience working a real job in the field. I learned a lot about the homeless service system and the clients who stayed with us.
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.
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.