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St. Vincent de Paul Georgia

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Mission: St. Vincent de Paul Georgia provides financial, material, educational, and spiritual support to those in need regardless of background or faith and collaborates with other organizations to empower people to achieve self-sufficiency.

Target demographics: Individuals and families in North and Middle Georgia

Direct beneficiaries per year: More than 200,000 annually

Geographic areas served: Georgia

Programs: Monetary assistance: emergency assistance - conferences provide financial assistance to people facing eviction, hunger, threat of disconnection of utilities, and other emergency needs. Through these programs svdp georgia provided 6,974,720 in assistance to people in north and central georgia with the help of 3,463 volunteers.

nonmonetary assistance: food pantries: svdp operated 38 food pantries in the atlanta area - svdp helped 9,312 people. The pantries are operated like a grocery store and are culturally sensitive in that clients choose items based on their families' customs. Volunteer income tax assistance - prepared 332 tax returns with the help of 11 volunteers. The vehicle donation program - accepts donated vehicles from the community at large. Cars that are in acceptable condition are given to clients in desperate need of transportation. Svdp georgia provided 19 families with cars. Thrift stores - svdp operates 10 thrift stores in the atlanta area, where clients may redeem vouchers for free clothing, furniture and household goods. With the help of 594 volunteers, 3,467 people were provided with goods worth 53,572. The proceeds from the stores are used to help families with financial assistance.

nonmonetary assistance: currently, svdp services 40 kroger stores and distributes to 30 svdp food pantries in middle and north georgia. This partnership distributes 30,000 + pounds of perishable food each month to thousands of people in need.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.