The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Members of the Society of St.Vincent de Paul (or "Vincentians" ) are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. We are young and old. Our members come in every shade of skin color. Some of us are wealthy, and some are financially poor, but all of us are blessed with an awareness that our blessings (time, talent or treasure) are to be shared with our brothers and sisters in need.
We know that we are not alone. We are part of an international society of friends united by a spirit of poverty, humility, and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings, and adherence to a basic Rule.
Energized by the awareness that service to our brother or sister in need is, in fact, an encounter with our Lord Jesus Christ, members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are keenly aware that poverty, suffering, and loneliness are present for millions in our communities. For that reason, we collaborate with all who seek to relieve need and address its causes.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless. Some 20 million persons are helped annually by Vincentians in the United States.
The list of services of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the United States is endless. No work of charity is foreign to society. To quote our patron, St. Vincent de Paul: "Charity is infinitely inventive."
Join us for the dedication of the St. Vincent de Paul Love Your Neighbor Center Supportive Housing & Business Office Relocation Open House
2500 Churchman Ave., Indianapolis
Sunday, June 4, 2023, 12pm - 4pm.
Blessing at 2pm. Tours and light refreshments.
Stuff A Truck With Good Stuff For Good Purpose
St. Vincent de Paul is in dire need of material donations – clothing, household goods, linens, furniture, etc. We also need bicycles, helmets, locks and backpacks for our unsheltered neighbors. Now’s the time to clean out your closets, cupboards, and garages!
We will have our trucks at the following locations from 9:00-11:00am ready to receive your donations:
June 10 - St. Barnabas – 8300 Rahke Road
July 15 - St. Monica – 6131 Michigan Road
July 29 - St. Pius X - 7200 Sarto Drive
Simply drive up, unload your donations and place them by the truck. Please put your clothing and other soft goods donations into plastic trash bags and household items in boxes. Please keep in mind that we are seeking basic household items that are in good enough condition to give to people without resources to purchase them. Torn, broken or dirty items, although offered to SVdP in good faith and good intent will be declined.
St. Vincent de Paul Wish List
In spite of all the generous donations we receive from the community, we find ourselves experiencing a shortage in many areas for our neighbors in need. Following is a list of our immediate needs:
• Boy’s Clothing – Sizes 6-18
• Men’s Jeans
• Pots and Pans
• Used Adult Bicycles (we repair them)