St. Vincent de Paul volunteers come from all walks of life – neighbors helping neighbors. On a person-to-person basis, though a home visit, members (working in pairs) offer help, hope and encouragement to people in need. Vincentians offer “a hand up, not a handout,” with the goal of helping others get on their feet and avoid needing assistance in the future.
Prayerfully consider becoming a member to join them in their mission; or support their thrift store – through purchases, donations of gently used items, purchases, or volunteering to help with sorting donated items, etc.
For fiscal year 2017, more than 800 families were helped by the five Ozaukee County conferences of St. Vincent de Paul. This includes assistance with rent, utility bills, vouchers for clothing, furniture, toys, linens and emergency temporary housing. Some of the funding comes from their thrift store in Port Washington.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society is a worldwide organization founded by Frederick Ozanam in Paris, France, in 1833. He was a 20-year old man inspired by the principles of St. Vincent de Paul in the early 1600s. St. Vincent de Paul vowed his life to serving the poor with humble service.
For more information, see the flyer.