Children who live at St. Vincent de Paul were asked to draw their dream playgrounds recently, when sponsors from KaBOOM! and the Dr Pepper Snapple Group visited us. Now we need 250 volunteers on May 31 to help us build our new playground. Sign up today!
Thanks to the generosity of St. Vincent de Paul donor Phil Gahm, children who live in our supportive housing programs for formerly homeless families got to enjoy the thrill of watching a Louisville Cardinals men’s basketball game at the KFC Yum! Center recently. Read more about the donation that made this fun field trip possible!
Posted by The Record on April 3, 2013 in Editorials & Commentary
A little less than three years ago the Society of St. Vincent de Paul began a remarkable effort to transform a decaying part of downtown Louisville.
It was on Nov. 11, 2010, that ground was first broken on the $10.6 million project that the society’s executive director, Ed Wnorowski, called an “out of the box” effort for St. Vincent de Paul.
Out of the box or not, the project to essentially transform an entire city block is working. The block, surrounded by Preston and Jackson streets on the west and east and by Kentucky and St. Catherine streets on the north and south, has been the scene of earth-moving, brick-laying, hammering and painting and everything else that goes hand-in-hand with such an effort.
New housing units have been built on the block’s northeast corner and on the south side of the block where St. Catherine St. curves like an unattended water hose. There is also housing for clients with disabilities and a building to house women who are trying to leave homelessness in the rear view mirror.
Children who live at St. Vincent de Paul were encouraged to draw pictures of what their dream playgrounds would look like when representatives from KaBOOM! and the Dr Pepper Snapple Group visited the Open Hand Kitchen last Tuesday afternoon. Their drawings will be incorporated into the final design for a new community playground to be […]
From WHAS11.comMarch 31, 2013 LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – An estimated 250 people were served a warm Easter meal at St. Vincent De Paul’s Open Hand Kitchen Sunday. The annual feast was free and opened to everyone in the community. The soup kitchen serves hot meals every day of the week to men, women and children in […]
St. Vincent de Paul’s Open HandK itchen serves lunch and dinner seven days a week, 365 days a year to anyone in need. That’s more than 120,000 free meals each year. Donations of cash and food are crucial to the ongoing operation of this outreach. And there is no better time to donate than in […]
Posted by The Record, Feb. 26th, in Archdiocesan News
Awards at the Feb. 10 event were presented to Dick Scherrer of St. Agnes Church’s St. Vincent de Paul Conference; Martha Thomas of St. Rita Church’s conference; and Wanda Binder of the St. Paul Church conference.
In a press release from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, its executive director, Ed Wnorowski, noted that “the stories of the daily struggles of those who come to us for help never get easier to hear or less challenging to serve.”
“We are here to say ‘thank you’ for all that (the volunteers) have done and will continue to do because of your Vincentian spirit and hearts.”
When Gary Sparks’ wife, Kathleen, read a recent issue of our Good Samaritan newsletter, she noticed one of the items on our program managers’ “Wish List”: Computers for the women living in one of our SRO supportive housing programs. Gary Sparks, retired from IBM and Lexmark, enjoys rebuilding and tinkering with computers. So he called […]
LOUISVILLE, KY – Tomorrow (Thursday, Feb. 28th) is the last day to donate your used coats, blankets and scarves at one of Louisville’s busiest shopping malls.
For the past several weeks, Mall St. Matthews has been asking shoppers to drop off these items in the collection bin located near Pottery Barn and Ashcroft & Oak Jewelers. St. Vincent de Paul will pick up all donated items and distribute them to Louisville area children and adults in need.
“In the winter we get hundreds of calls each week from people seeking assistance, and this includes the need for warm clothing and blankets,” says Nancy Naughton, St. Vincent de Paul’s associate executive director. “We greatly appreciate the opportunity given to us by Mall St. Matthews to provide a collection box where the public may donate new or gently-used items for the poor and homeless men, women and children St. Vincent de Paul serves.”
LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A soup kitchen received a large donation from the group Kentucky Harvest. Kentucky Harvest donated 10,000 cans of soup to St. Vincent De Paul’s open hand soup kitchen. Tuesday, 6,000 cans were delivered and another 4,000 will be delivered later this week. In 2012, St. Vincent De Paul served more than 120,000 […]