SVdP

Mission of St Vincent de Paul Society:
“Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic volunteer organization, leads individuals to join together to offer person-to-person service to the poor and the suffering. And in doing this work, we all enrich our lives spiritually.”

Would you or someone you know welcome assistance?
Call the SJV Conference hotline at 206.450.7577 to arrange a home visit.

Visit www.svdpseattle.org where you can:
  • Watch videos about our mission, history and service strategy
  • Discover why SVdP won the highest rating from Charity Navigator
  • Read stories about how SVdP case managers are helping people find work, sobriety, and self-dignity
St. Vincent de Paul- More than $30,000 in help given through SVdP in 2013 - Winter 2014 
Through the generosity of SJV parishioners, the parish St. Vincent de Paul Society was able to provide more than $30,000 worth of housing, utility, food, clothing, and other assistance to islanders in need in fiscal year 2013. 
The St. John Vianney wood crew, partnering with SVdP, made more than 60 deliveries of donated firewood valued at about $10,000 to low-income families for whom wood is the primary winter heating source. 
Parish Vincentians made over 200 home visits and provided over 700 hours of service during the year. They were also able to give Thanksgiving dinner provisions to 19 families and Advent Tree gifts purchased by parishioners to 23 families at Christmas time. “Because our parishioners give so generously, we are able to meet the emergency needs of almost every islander who calls us,” said Diane Kajca, president of the parish SVdP conference.

SVdP TAKES ON RESPONSIBILITY FOR EIGHT COMMUNITY MEALS IN 2014Volunteers are sought to work with Vincentians in preparing, serving, and sharing in the Vashon community meals. The parish SVdP is responsible for meals on the fifth Mondays and fifth Fridays of the month in 2014. 
The fifth Monday meals are at the Methodist Church; the fifth Friday meals at the Lutheran Church. Both are from 5 to 6:30 pm. 
If you can help on fifth Mondays, contact Lucy Clarke (lehellier@gmail.com). 
For fifth Fridays, contact John McCoy (johnamccoy@yahoo.com)