St. Vincent de Paul
St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic-based volunteer lay organization that provides spiritual, financial, and material assistance to people in need in Hartland and the surrounding areas. Special emphasis is placed on personal, one-on-one charitable service through home visits. Provided aid includes rent, utilities, food, clothes, and household goods, as well as referral to other services, agencies, or professional services.
Last year, St. Charles’ St. Vincent de Paul Conference members made 100 home visits, an increase of 27% over the previous year, and serving 285 needy clients. Members completed a total of more than 5,550 hours of volunteer service that included 403 hospital, 40 prison and 687 eldercare visits. These hours were also spent volunteering at the SVdP thrift stores, participating at the District Council ministries and servicing the St. Charles Food Pantry. Each year, donations to SVdP tend to exceed $80,000, which is nearly entirely returned back to the community. Less than 1% of donations are spent on administrative costs. Generous donations from St. Charles parishioners in the St. Vincent de Paul poor boxes along with Mass collections, and donations through the mail make it possible to help the needy in this area.
To become a part of St. Vincent de Paul, contact parishioner and President, Dave Race at 262-367-0800. For more information about St. Vincent de Paul, visit the SVDP website.