St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP)
The purpose of SVdP is to be of service to the needy without judging. The services offered
are meant to fill the gaps that may be left by public assistance. Many are needed to assist in
the work of SVdP.
This may include:
Taking calls once a month at your home for the help line
Working at the warehouse
Working at the food pantry
Going out to visit those who have asked for assistance
Picking up donated items.
Members support one and other, sharing ideas at the monthly meetings held the 2nd Wednesday and the 4th Sunday of each month. SVdP members do not seek recognition for their work, but see God’s recognition in the lives of those served as well as in themselves. This is truly a working group of people and a ministry of service and spirituality that provides the basic necessities and community to those most in need.
Changing Live Forever
SVDP also sponsors a program called Changing Lives Forever. Changing Lives Forever in this ongoing worthwhile project to help those in need move from just getting by to getting ahead. A truly gratifying way to spend your time and talents, this important program thrives because of volunteers like you who can offer encouragement, patience, good listening skills and a giving heart. Facilitators will lead discussion as class progresses through the program workbooks and materials. Subject matter experts share knowledge of specific areas such as finances, health and fitness, job search strategies, education and other topics of need. Mentors provide practical support and encouragement to a program participant for 12-16 months after graduation. Food coordinators bring meals made by parishioners to one or more workshop sessions.
Since the opening of our new Mission 27 Resale Store at 132 Leota St., the need for donated material goods and volunteers is constantly growing and changing. We need to make certain we always have enough merchandise and enough hands to keep the store running at peak efficiency. This monthly wish list will let you know what we need at the store/Distribution Center for our clients and our customers. It will also outline our critical volunteer needs at both the Distribution Center and the Food Pantry. Revenue generated from Mission 27 Resale will be used to supply more nutritional food to those we serve and to expand our Changing Lives Forever Program.
For detailed information, click on http://www.svdpindy.org/i-want-to-help/
Contact: Gary Stiegerwald