The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

A Catholic Digest Fave Five Charity

The Society's nearly 100,000 trained volunteers in the United States provided 17.9 million hours of volunteer service in 2015, helping more than 23 million people through visits to homes, prisons and hospitals at a value of nearly $1 billion dollars.

During Pope Francis’ recent visit, he reached Christians and non-Christians alike with his message of helping others. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has been putting these words into practice for 170 years. SVdP is truly volunteer driven with a volunteer to staff ratio of 16 to 1.

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Online Annual Report Information

Online Annual Reporting is now available on the new membership database located at  Administrators will use their current login with the new portal.  Annual reports can be found by clicking Annual Reporting in the navigation on the left side and then selecting Annual Reporting Cycle.  For more details instructions on how find the reports and other functions please use the Need Help? button in the left side navigation for help documents and FAQs. 

Spirituality Resources

Bulletin Announcements

The “Weekly Bulletin Announcements based on the Gospel of each Sunday, are suggested for your parish weekly bulletin. The action statement can easily be adapted to fit your local needs.

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Vincentian Reflections

Vincentian reflections are a good guide for Vincentian meetings and discussions. The year is divided into easy to manage quarters for download. Spanish versions also available.

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Society News 



  • Give a Vehicle to Help People in Need 
    Receive a Tax Deduction

    You can help people in need by donating an old vehicle while easing your tax burden for the year. Do something good for others during the holidays by donating a vehicle to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The proceeds generated from vehicle donations in your community will go right back into the neighborhood to help feed the hungry, keep the lights and heat on, fund programs to help people help themselves, and more. We accept most cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RV’s, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, heavy equipment and most other motorized vehicles. If you have any questions about what you can donate, please call us toll-free at (800) 322-8284 seven days a week.

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  • A World Day of the Poor letter from Renato Lima de Oliveira, international president general of SVdP

    The "World Day of the Poor" was established by the Pope Francis, on the celebration of the Extraordinary Holy Year of Mercy, through the Apostolic Letter entitled "Mercy and Poverty." The celebration and specific actions take place on 19 November, each year. For us, fellow members of the SSVP all over the world, the institution of the "World Day of the Poor" resonates prophetically before the care that we owe to the human being who is in this situation. The poverty of many of our fellow human beings is not a theoretical problem, but a shocking and tangible reality. We cannot have a simplistic view of this reality; our vision must be holistic, because it consists in the vision of the human being, made in the image and likeness of God. This day is important, because it reminds us to carry out more lovingly our Vincentian activities in favour of the less fortunate, since one of the biggest existing poverty is precisely the lack of love.

Click here to read Renato's letter

  • World Day of the Poor – Nov. 19, 2017 

    “This new World Day should become a powerful appeal to our consciences as believers, allowing us to grow in the conviction that sharing with the poor enables us to understand the deepest truth of the Gospel. There poor are not a problem; they are a resource from which to draw as we strive to accept and practice in our lives the essence of the Gospel.” (Pope Francis) Every day is a “Day of the Poor” with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul as Vincentians grow spiritually by putting their faith into action as they serve people in poverty throughout the year.

    Click here to learn more about opportunities to serve Click here for Pope Francis' World Day of the Poor message

  •  November 9: Beatification of Blessed Rosalie Rendu

    Sr. Rosalie Rendu, a Daughter of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, is recognized as a co-founder of the Society of St Vincent de Paul. She mentored the founding members of the Society in the spirit and heritage of St. Vincent and St. Louise de Marillac.

    Sr. Rosalie always recommended patience, mercy and courtesy. She taught Frederic Ozanam and the first members of the Society how to make home visits and how to see Jesus in the poor. She gave them families to visit and advice on the Vincentian way to go to them: with respect and compassion. Sr. Rosalie Rendu was beatified in Rome in 2003 by Pope John Paul II. All Vincentians celebrate this beautiful model of love for the poor.

    To learn more about the history of the Society, click here
  •  Ralph Middlecamp to serve as 13th National President of SVdPUSA

    Middlecamp has a 30-year history with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. He previously served as the executive director of the Society’s Madison, Wis. Council for 18 years. Under Middlecamp’s leadership, the Society developed local housing programs, built a central customer-choice food pantry and service center, opened Wisconsin’s first charitable pharmacy not connected to a health care network, grown the Society’s base of Madison-area members and volunteers, and added six more thrift stores that sell and give away donated goods to support the organization’s mission of helping neighbors in need.

    Click here to read more 

  • SVdP Interview with FADICA

    Society of St. Vincent de Paul National CEO Dave Barringer was interviewed by Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA) on their “Helping Goodness Spread Blog.” 
    FADICA is a network of private foundations and donors supporting Catholic-sponsored programs and institutions. For 40 years, FADICA has served as a dynamic and catalytic philanthropic network committed to supporting Catholic activities and initiatives (especially those that strengthen the Church and aid the poor).

    Click here to read

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