2019 Friends of the Poor Walk

September 28th, 2019 

Please join us on Saturday morning, September 28th, for a beautiful walk at Phillip Creek Trails. All proceeds from our walk go directly to benefit those in need in the Frisco area.

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In 2017, St Vincent de Paul provided more than $132,000 in housing assistance, food, clothing, transportation, utility costs and medicine to those in the Frisco area. In addition, our members volunteered more than 6,800 hours in serving the poor and providing educational and advocacy support to promote self-sufficiency.

https://www.svdpfrisco.org/walk

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2018 Friends of the Poor Walk

September 29th, 2018 

Please join us on Saturday morning, September 29th, for a beautiful walk at Phillip Creek Trails. All proceeds from our walk go directly to benefit those in need in the Frisco area.

In 2017, St Vincent de Paul provided more than $132,000 in housing assistance, food, clothing, transportation, utility costs and medicine to those in the Frisco area. In addition, our members volunteered more than 6,800 hours in serving the poor and providing educational and advocacy support to promote self-sufficiency.

Hurricane Harvey Donations

The outpouring of prayers and support for those affected by Hurricane Harvey has been inspiring. Thank you to all who are living your Christian faith and helping those who are in need. 

We have received the following guidance from the St Vincent de Paul Council president Sean Meyers. It is important to note that St Vincent de Paul is NOT a first responder organization, rather, we are in it for the long haul and to help people as they transition from this crisis.

The immediate need is money. For those who are able, please donate to the SVdP Disaster Relief efforts. 

 

In addition to monetary donations, the St Vincent de Paul Thrift Store in Plano (3305 N Central Expressway #280)  is a designated collection center for the Hurricane Harvey evacuees in the Dallas area shelters.  If you have items to donate, this is a great place to bring them where they can be sorted and brought to the centers as needed.  Please do not bring items directly to the shelters as they do not have the resources or room to take them.  

The Thrift Store also needs volunteers to help with sorting items being donated.  The Thrift Stores are open 10:00 am to 7:00 pm Monday through Saturday and 11:00 am to 6:00 pm on Sundays. To volunteer, please go online to svdpdallas.org  and complete the volunteer application. Anyone volunteering should wear closed toed shoes.  

Please note: If you wish to donate items, the Thrift Stores can not accept mattresses, box-springs, TVs or perishable food.  

Dallas Thrift Store

 

Plano Thrift Store

 

The Impact of St Vincent de Paul

Each and every week, St Vincent de Paul provides assistance to those in need in and around Frisco. In 2016, St Vincent de Paul provided $126,754 in assistance to over 200 families. 

While we are a Catholic lay organization, we provide assistance to all those in need, regardless of ethnic or religious background. 

By way of example, for the week of April 13th, 2017, here is a summary of the assistance St Vincent de Paul was able to provide:

  1. Provided rent assistance for a single mother who's working hours were cut.  This prevented her from being evicted from her apartment.
     
  2. Provided assistance with rent for a single mother who is on unemployment.
     
  3. Provided assistance with rent for a single mother who recently lost her job and has applied for unemployment, but is not yet receiving any payments.
     
  4. Provided assistance with Electric utility for a single mother who had her money stolen.
     
  5. Provided rental assistance for a family who had suffered a financial setback after a car accident. 
     
  6. Partnered with Frisco Family Services to provided assistance with Rent and Electric for a single mother who's unemployment claim was denied.

For the above cases, St Vincent de Paul provided $3,696 in assistance for 6 adults and 9 children.

Won't you join us in helping those who are in need?  Our organization is 100% volunteer, and we first meet with each client face-to-face to assess how to best help their situation. In addition to prayers, we are often able to connect them with additional assistance beyond what meager assistance we can provide.

Donate your vehicle today

Your vehicle donation will help fund St. Vincent de Paul's® programs right here in Frisco!

The National Vehicle Donation Program is coordinated by the national council Society of St. Vincent de Paul®, a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization. Society of St. Vincent de Paul® offers tangible assistance to those in need on a person-to-person basis. It is this personalized involvement that makes the work of the Society unique. This aid may take the form of intervention, consultation, or often through direct dollar or in-kind service. An essential precept of the Society's work is to provide help while conscientiously maintaining the confidentiality and dignity of those who are served. The Society recognizes that it must assume, also, a role of advocacy for those who are defenseless or voiceless. Some 12 million persons are helped annually by members of the society called Vincentians. Your vehicle donation will help fund St. Vincent de Paul's® programs right here in Frisco

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We are the Society of St Vincent de Paul.

For over 50 years the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has brought hope into the lives of those who are experiencing life crises throughout North Texas. Vincentians bring the love of God and the compassion of Jesus to the poor and suffering in the spirit of their founder Fredric Ozanam, and their patron, St. Vincent de Paul.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is one of the oldest charitable organizations in the world, founded in 1833 in France by seven students including Frederic Ozanam. The young Frederic, a Catholic, wanted to help the poor of all religions during the industrial revolution. He also wanted to improve the lives of his peers by urging them to perform works of charity rather than simply talk about what should be done to help the needy.

Our members, called Vincentians, continually strive to promote the dignity of the people they serve while helping alleviate their suffering and distress and working to help correct conditions that cause these problems. To obtain more information from a global perspective, please visit the Society’s International website at www.ozanet.org