2017 Annual Summary
The mission of the St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVDP) is to witness God’s love by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering. Following is a summary of what was accomplished in 2017. We directly affected lives 7,593 times within and outside our parish boundaries.
Within our Parish boundaries, we assisted 186 individuals and families, some on multiple occasions with:
- Food, Utilities, Rent/Temporary Housing, Mortgage, Household Goods, Clothing, Relocation, Auto Fuel/Repair, and Medical expenses.
Outside Parish boundaries:
- 167,000 pounds of food was provided to over 5000 individuals at the St Nicholas Food Pantry in St Louis City. This accounted for over 116,000 meals.
- Over 1,500 Meals were donated/prepared/served at St. Vincent de Paul Church in St Louis City.
- 160 Meals were donated/prepared/served at: Sts. Peter & Paul Men’s Homeless Shelter in St Louis City, Loaves & Fishes Woman’s Shelter in Maryland Hts and Youth In Need in St Charles.
- Over 25,000 Pounds of Food was donated to St. Patrick’s Ctr., Sts. Peter & Paul Shelters and Missionaries of Charity soup kitchen.
- Over 2,000 Dozen Cookies were donated to St Patrick’s Center for their homeless clients.
- Financial support was provided on a monthly basis to four struggling SVDP Conferences.
- Disaster relief donations were made to help St Louis flooding victims and national poor.
- 373 Blankets were made available to homeless and newly released prisoners.
- Volunteers worked over 300 hours at the Manchester SVDP Thrift Store earning credits for client needs.
- Volunteers worked 240 hours at the St Louis Area Food Bank in St Charles to earn food pantry credits.
For all Ascension SVDP activities, our 51 SVDP members volunteered almost 6,053 hours of service in 2017.
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“We are not rich by what we possess but by what we can do without” (Immanuel Kant)