Mission: St. Vincent depaul society naples district council, inc is a catholic lay organization whose members join together to grow spiritually by providing person-to-person service to the needy and suffering. We embrace all works of charity and justice, and make no distinction in those served, because in them we see the face of christ.
Programs: Services to needy - cash and food vouchers to purchase food, lodging and transportation; approximately 12,480 children and adults received assistance with rent, utilities, and other aid. More than $281,608 in food was given out as well as $124,106 for twinning, scholarships, work boots, holiday aid, and burial plots.
thrift stores - operating two thrift stores in naples and bonita springs. Our two locations are well stocked with a wonderful variety of household items, clothing and furniture that have been donated to st. Vincent de paul for distribution. We are in need of donations of autos, boats, appliances, furniture, household items and clothing. Most donations can be brought to the store at our two locations: for large items, call the store closest to you.
meals-on-wheels - serves the infirmed and homebound by providing one meal a day to those in need of this service. Monday through friday recipients receive hot meals; for week-ends they receive frozen meals. Almost 200 volunteer drivers make this program possible by providing their own cars and gasoline. In an average month, drivers cover almost 4,500 miles, delivering over 7,500 meals. During the year ended 9/30/2014, over 91,000 deliveries were made.
Every day that I volunteer at St. Vincent De Paul Society Council in Naples, Florida I'm amazed at all that gets accomplished with running a Meals On Wheels program that provides 85,000 meals annually, the providing of food on a daily weekday basis to people that walk in, many days 40/50 or more arrive at the Center and they are professionally screened and treated with respect. Besides food they are provided,if needed, with rent assistance,clothing,funiture, and given referrals to other agencies for any other assistance that may be necessary. All of this is accomplished with a full time staff of just 8 people and volunteers.