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…
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! …
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…
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….
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…
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….
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…
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.