The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
A brief history and current view of the world's largest lay Catholic charitable group.
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Our council office and thrift store location:
697 SW Biltmore Street
Port Saint Lucie, Florida 34983
Tuesday- Sat: 9AM - 3PM
District Council of the Treasure Coast Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Inc.:
A Registered 501(c) 3 Charitable Organization
LAVERNE SITERS, PRESIDENT
CAROLINE SCHIFFGENS, V. PRESIDENT
MIKE DRISCOLL, TREASURER
CAROLYN WHITEHOUSE, SECRETARY
DONALD SCHIFFGENS, PROJECT MGR
PAM BARCLAY, BOARD MEMBER
LOUISE KELLY, BOARD MEMBER
BONNIE SCHULANER, BOARD MEMBER
MARY BETH FARRELL, BOARD MEMBER
CORRINE KIRBY,BOARD MEMBER
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers women and men the opportunity for spiritual formation through person-to-person service to the poor and needy. Vincentians seek out the poor and forgotten regardless of religion, race, or national origin. The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul seeks long term solutions for the poor. Saint Vincent de Paul is as an advocate for legislative and social change to the injustice that afflicts those without a voice, the suffering, the helpless, and the forgotten. www.voiceofthepoor.org
The mission of Saint Vincent de Paul reaches out to 142 countries on five continents. In the U.S. there are currently 172,000 vincentians serving 4600 communities. In the 2010/2011 fiscal year Saint Vincent de Paul provided over $300 million in direct aid and over $100 million of in kind goods and services to 15 million people across our country.
During the fiscal year ended September 30, 2018 Saint Vincent de Paul provided $342,711 in direct aid to 5,457 people. Our members donated 9,105 hours of their personal time and made 1,929 visits to homes and prisons, etc. Volunteers drove 18,659 miles to serve our neighbors in need. Our thrift store volunteers donated 8,764 hours to produce $143,411 in store revenues to support our conferences. Thank you for helping us help others!
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul. As a reflection of the whole family of God, Members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule. Organized locally, Vincentians witness God's love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.
"No Work of Charity is Foreign to the Society"
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