APRIL 2024

What does the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at St. Thomas do?

We are Friends growing in holiness through personal relationships with our neighbors in need by helping families and individuals with rent, security deposits, medical equipment, utility bills, car repairs and other needs. We collaborate with 15-20 social service agencies in the area and provide a follow-up visit to our neighbors with a “Blessing Bag” visit. The Blessing Bag consists of items they cannot buy with their Bridge Cards (food stamps) such as diapers, kitchen supplies, towels, and other personal hygiene products. Currently, we give about $7,500 per month in aid and another $1,500 in Blessing Bag Assistance. We always need more teams to go on the Home Visits or to work behind the scenes. Email us at vdepaul530@gmail.com to learn more about how you can help! We can also be reached at 734-761-8606 ext. 2901.

Quotes about the work we do:

“God has put it on your heart to help my family. We are very grateful for helping us in our time of need. I am now in our new home and the supplies are just what we needed to make it through. Again thank you so much for everything.”

“I enjoy delivering bags to people in need. I make phone calls to the people to schedule when to visit. It is during this time that sometimes a person might share a bit of his or her story. I am humbled and honored to help reach out to give that little extra bit to help them out. I have found that the people receiving the blessing bags have been grateful. It is a joy-filled service.” – SVDP volunteer Linda Campbell

Donate to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul

You can make a donation to the work we do by visiting the St. Thomas online donation portal and selecting “St. Vincent de Paul” from the fund dropdown menu.

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