LENTEN FUNDRAISER & UKRAINE MATCH
Dear Friends of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP),
The needy in Santa Clara County are facing a crisis and we need your help. In 2022 the consumer price index increased by an annual rate of 5.2%, the highest increase since 2001. Food prices have increased 3.2%, energy prices jumped 26.9% (largely due to gasoline’s 35.4%).Rents have increased over 10% year over year. The inflation is hitting Santa Clara County hard and struggling families are being hit the hardest. Demand for our help has increased and we need your support.
Also, we can’t help but be overwhelmed by the devastation and heartache that the Ukrainian people are enduring. As the war continues to escalate, the UN estimates that over 10 million men, women, and children have been displaced from their homes. We pray for these families and loved ones that have been separated. The need for food, medical supplies, and safe shelter is overwhelming. We must act fast because people’s survival depends on us.
In response to this crisis in the Ukraine, a generous benefactor has agreed to match every dollar donated to St. Vincent de Paul of Santa Clara County in April and May up to $50,000. One hundred percent of your donations collected during this appeal will continue to be used to provide housing, utilities assistance, and food for our struggling neighbors in Santa Clara County as our work here is not done. Also, one hundred percent of the match will be used for providing aid and relief to the Ukraine. You have the opportunity during this fundraiser to help those in our community and the Ukraine with a single donation.
Will you commit to rescuing families here and abroad by sending a gift today?
You can securely donate online by clicking [Donate Now)
Mail your donation to (please indicate “Fundraiser” on check):
Society of St. Vincent de Paul of SCC
P.O. Box 5579
San Jose, CA 95150
Thank you for your support and god bless you and your family.