I had the privelege of volunteering with a program that Saint Vincent de Paul conducts in the summertime, in conjunction with Kraft Foods, that focuses on teaching healthy, cost effective eating and lifestyle habits to underpriveleged children aged 8-13 years old. For most of these kids, the meals they were given at the program were the most substantial meals they would be able to eat, if not the only meals. With childhood obesity at an all-time high, the progressive attitude of Saint Vincent de Paul and their efforts to jump start healthy lifestyle choices for these children is imperative to securing a vibrant future for the younger generation. Staff members at Saint Vincent de Paul took the time to make the meals themselves at home, making enough for twenty children and transported them, as well. St. Vincent de Paul's unwavering commitment to bettering the community is unmatched, from camps, well providing discounted business- professional clothing to help people find jobs and get back on their feet, emergency bags with food when families find themselves in a crisis, and so much more. This organization receives nothing but my highest respect and praise.
I have worked with St. Vincent DePaul for almost 10 years and am constantly impressed with the level of service they deliver to the communities they serve. Most importantly, they constantly strive to lower operating costs to ensure every dollar they bring in gets its highest value when redeployed back into the community. Keep up the great work!
We are only 1 of 3 agencies in our entire county that provides direct aid to our community. We have affected in a positive way over thousands of families in the last 4 years by buying meds., feeding, paying utilities, rent, mortgages, car ins., and sometimes, just being there to listen to their stories. It a great blessing to be able to serve our community in such a way.
We help to feed, clothe and shelter people in our community who have nowhere else to turn. We visit them in their homes and try to bring comfort as well as financial and food assistance.