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 12.6 million hours of volunteer service in 2017, helping more than 5.4 million people through visits to homes, prisons and hospitals at a value of more than $3 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 more than170 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 
  • Hurricane Florence Hygiene Kit Drive

    The Disaster Services Corp., St Vincent de Paul USA is calling for your help to purchase hygiene kits for disaster victims! Hurricane Florence is battering the East Coast, and another hurricane is on its way to Texas. We need to replenish our hygiene supplies for these and other impending disasters.

    Personal hygiene kits are always in need to keep up with the disasters in the U.S. alone! Through this campaign, we would like to raise 10,000 kits for disaster victims. These hygiene kits have been customized for Disaster Services Corp., St Vincent de Paul USA and include items for specific age groups (e.g., a backpack and stuffed animal for kids).

    All kits purchased here will be shipped to a designated SVdP disaster services location for distribution to people in need. Thank you for your support and generosity!

    Click here to learn more or donate

  • SVdP International Disaster Relief

    The International Council of the SSVP (CGI) intends to send emergency humanitarian aid to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in India, Indonesia and other countries suffering from disasters, which will use these resources to help the poorest. Councils, Conferences, special works and Vincentians who wish to support this emergency mission can support the Fund for International Solidarity (FIS), created to help countries suffering from natural disasters.

    Your contribution will help change lives, rebuild homes, provide shelter, emergency daily-living supplies and most importantly, restore hope to those in need!

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  • Friends of the Poor Walk - Sept. 29, 2018

    Is your Conference looking for a way to raise funds and awareness for helping people in need? One easy way to do that is by hosting a Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run. All proceeds from this event will stay local for assisting those in need in your own community. For more information, please check out our event page at

    Benefits of Hosting a Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run

    Questions? Contact Nathan Martin at (314) 576-3993 ext. 218 or

  • SVdP TV Series on EWTN

    Are you searching for a way to grow in faith while helping others? Then tune into our television series, “Our Faith in Action: Today’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul,” which airs on EWTN. The series airs at 6:00 p.m. ET Saturdays and 4:00 a.m. ET Tuesdays.

    Click here to learn more 5-minute preview!

  • September 9: Feast of Blessed Frederic Ozanam

    Sept. 9 is the feast of Blessed Frederic Ozanam. He was the principal founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Frederic was a husband and father, professor and servant of the poor. He founded the Society of St. Vincent de Paul as a young student with others of the Sorbonne in Paris.

    Click to read more about Frederic and other Vincentian Feast Days

  • August 2: Feast of Blessed Ceferino Gimenez Malla

    August 2 is the feast of Blessed Ceferino Gimenez Malla, who was revered for his Catholic piety and his honesty in business and charity to the poor. He was an active member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. He was a gifted storyteller and found joy in teaching children prayers, hymns and stories from the Bible. He was imprisoned during the Spanish Civil War for protesting the arrest of a Spanish priest. While in prison, he routinely recited the rosary, which angered the guards. The guards offered Malla his freedom if he would give up his rosary, but he refused. He was executed as he clutched his rosary on August 2, 1936.

    • 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.

      Click here to learn more or donate
  •  Ralph Middlecamp to serve as 13th National President

    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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