St. Vincent de Paul provides care for people facing economic and emotional crises depending upon each person’s needs. Our programs are designed to get people back on their feet and we help people realize and utilize their own strengths and abilities. St. Vincent is here to provide a helping hand, not a hand out.
Over the last 21 years, our St. Vincent has provided clothing, furniture, and household items, along with providing funding for financial aid for:
- Taxi Coupons
- School Supplies
- Summer Camp Programs
- Limited motel rooms
- Gas vouchers
- Cancer loan closet
- Medical loan items when needed
- Baby layette program for newborns in low income families
We subsidize the local Food Pantry, the annual Thanksgiving free dinner, Caring Tree Christmas program, the St. Vincent Dental Clinic, and the John Adams Recovery Home along with donating free bicycles to needy families.
Programs administered reach out to include many who fall between the cracks to be eligible for state and county programs, but are still within the guidelines set by our St. Vincent. Today, the avenues of outreach are numerous, and we feel we are a valuable resource in our community, not only in giving aid to those in need, but also in helping with the recycling process of donated items—much of which would be left on the curb for the villages to handle.
In the 2015-2016 fiscal year, we:
- Recycled 197,430 lbs (98 tons) of metal
- Had 342 tons of garbage hauled away, at a cost of $29,090.96
- Recycled 386,680 lbs of clothes, shoes, belts hats, and purses that did not meet the grade to be sold in the store
- Sold 320,600 items after sorting, cleaning, and pricing them, with the sales to support our programs