Are you searching for a way to grow in faith while helping others? Then tune into the new television series, “Our Faith in Action: Today’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul,” which airs on EWTN. The 10-episode series airs 6:30 a.m. ET Sundays, and 6 p.m. ET, Saturdays.
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Every year, Vincentians from across the country come together to participate in SVdP’s National Assembly. A variety of speakers and workshops will provide insight on topics that relate to the mission of the Society. The SVdP National Assembly is a chance to renew the Vincentian spirit through time with others who work tirelessly to carry on the good work of St. Vincent de Paul, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, St. Louise de Marillac and Blessed Rosalie Rendu.
This year’s SVdP National Assembly will be held in San Diego, Calif. from Aug. 29 – Sept. 1.
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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 www.fopwalk.org.
Benefits of Hosting a Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run
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Visit New SVdP Thrift Store Website – Register to Win a 50’ TV
To be in the know about all things thrift, be sure to make the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s new thrift store website (www.svdpusa-thriftstore.org) part of your regular web surfing repertoire. Administered by new National Stores Support Director, Lori Bedwell, the site provides a place for all staff – managers, leaders and volunteers – to share best practices. See for yourself and make www.svdpusa-thriftstore.org your home page website.
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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.
St. Louise de Marillac (1591-1660) was a friend and collaborator of St. Vincent de Paul. Together they co- founded the Daughters of Charity. They organized hospitals for the sick poor, asylums for the orphaned, workshops for the unemployed, championed literacy for the uneducated and established standards for local charities. Louise was a wife, mother, teacher, nurse, social worker and religious foundress.
Louise de Marillac was beatified by Pope Benedict XV in 1920 and canonized by Pope Pius XI in 1934. Pope John XXIII named Louise the Patron of all Christian Social Workers in 1960. In 2016, her feast day was changed to May 9, the anniversary of her beatification.
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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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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.
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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).
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The National Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has launched Neighborhoods of Hope (NOH), an effort to tackle poverty at the community level. The program will enhance and maximize Vincentian poverty-fighting initiatives already taking place.
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Project Empower is a systemic change project for our neighbors-in-need with disabilities who are being served by Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Connecting neighbors-in-need with Allsup increases their chances of being approved at the initial application level by 50%! Most individuals who apply for SSDI do it themselves, and approximately 67% are denied. They then join over a million other Americans in the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) backlog, where they must wait an average 564 days for a hearing. Learn more about how you can help people with disabilities better access this life changing benefit.
Learn more about SVdP’s new National Partner DollarDays International at svdp.dollardays.com. Founded by a former Macy’s executive, DollarDays is a national wholesaler of holiday & seasonal items, winter apparel, baby care, student backpacks, bath & body, fleece blankets, medical supplies, office & school supplies, arts & crafts, stationary & gift wrap, store fixtures, toys & games and clothing online, by the case, with free shipping and small minimum order. Shipping is free through the SVdP portal, but all orders do incur a $3.99 processing fee.
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In today’s world, people are constantly on the go. The one accessory that is constantly by almost everyone’s side is their phone or other mobile device. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has launched a new mobile app that helps you link up with SVdP to receive instant alerts, stay current with SVdP events, take and share photos, connect with resources and more!
To find and download the mobile app, just go to your mobile device’s app store and search “SVDPUSA” and click install. The app is FREE, so download it today!
For instructions on downloading the mobile app, click the following link: http://bit.ly/2acrAXI !
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