About two years ago, St. Vincent de Paul made the decision to split its annual Clubs & Cocktails into separate events. Instead of the usual back-to-back auction dinner and golf outing, we planned to convert the dinner into a lunch event later in the fall.
Due to COVID-19, however, the opportunity to have a face-to-face luncheon last fall was impossible to manage safely. We worked to convert this to an entirely virtual event, and saw a wonderful turnout and great success given the circumstances.
We are thrilled to announce our new mission luncheon, Home Begins Here, to be held in person on Thursday, February 17th at The Omni Louisville. This name is significant as it encapsulates the goal of our mission and all the work that our staff and clients do to achieve that mission.
Whether accomplished through the permanent and transitional housing programs, our men’s emergency housing at Ozanam Inn, the meals we serve at the Open Hand Kitchen, the food we offer at the Pantry, or the children and families we help at the Family Success Center, everything we do is aimed at helping our clients to break the cycle of homelessness and position them to transition to a safe and secure home.
The program will include a message from our new Executive Director, our dedicated staff and volunteers, a moving story from one of our clients, and local celebrity Claudia Coffey as our emcee. Enjoy a delicious lunch from The Omni Louisville, networking with fellow SVDP donors, volunteers, and community supporters, and a selection of silent auction items donated by local businesses.
We hope you will be able to attend to celebrate with us the accomplishments and successes of this past year and hear why SVDP is so important to the Louisville community. Tickets will go on sale in January.