Our Vision and Mission
Neighbors helping neighbors in need through local parish conferences.
In the spirit of love and justice, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Santa Clara County provides person-to-person services of time, talent and resources to help our neighbors in need.
There are families and individuals throughout Santa Clara County who right now are in desperate need of our love and support. Many of them feel no one is listening and that is why the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is here. We listen as well as respond to people in crisis. We offer them hope when they feel all but forgotten by society, and we make certain all who contact us are helped in every way possible.
Together we can make a vast difference for them. Please partner with us to share resources with the men, women, and children in our community.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Patrick Campbell, Saint Vincent de Paul, Community Relations Volunteer
408 465 2416
CHILDREN’S CLOTHES GIVE AWAY FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS TO HIGH SCHOOLERS
Morgan Hill, CA. (June 30, 2015) - Saint Vincent de Paul Society of St. Catherine’s Church is having a “Children’s Clothes Closet” free give away for children from Morgan Hill and surrounding areas, such as Gilroy, San Martin, and Coyote. New and gently used donated clothes, shoes and backpacks will be provided without cost on a first come, first served basis as part of their community service. Children must be accompanied by parent or guardian.
On Saturday August 1st from 9 am to 4 pm children will be able to select school clothes from donations organized as a shopping experience. Each child will pick several outfits until supply is exhausted with the goal to dress for success in the coming school year. The Clothing Closet is located at 13570 Depot Street, San Martin. This is a new location for the annual event which is in its fifteenth year. In past years, we have served over 200 children shopping for clothes at the “Children’s Clothes Closet”.
Donations (children’s clothing and cash/gift cards) are being accepted during business hours at St. Catherine’s parish office in Morgan Hill until Monday, July 20th.
Saint Vincent de Paul Morgan Hill Conference of St. Catherine of Alexandria parish is a charitable organization based in Morgan Hill which offers assistance to those that are in need in many different ways. We serve the community in the city and surrounding areas, such as Gilroy, San Martin, and Coyote operating a 24/7 Helpline that assists those facing life hardships. Additionally we organize and run a summer program called Clothes Closet, which helps provide new or lightly used clothing to children so that all may begin the school year with new clothing and self-confidence. All of our services are provided by those who live among us in the community - our volunteers!
SV GIVES A SUCCESS FOR SVdP!
The SV (Silicon Valley) Gives 24-hour fundraiser held in Santa Clara County on May 5th was a great success for St. Vincent de Paul. It is through the kindness and generosity of individuals helping those in need that allows us to provide outreach to families struggling to make ends meet. We wish to express our sincere appreciation to those who donated during this very worthwhile event. We received donations from individuals throughout Santa Clara County and the United States. SVdP would also like to recognize the Robert N. and Florence Slinger Foundation for their generous matching grant. Pictured above are Helene Stewart, President of SVdP SCC and Donna Beres, VP.
LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!
St. Vincent de Paul of Santa Clara County can now be found on Facebook! Please click on the image above and like us. Here you will find updates on activities, statistics on the homeless in Santa Clara County, news on upcoming events, and more. Also, plese feel free to share information on our page as well.
CARS WITH DENTS WILL PAY RENTS
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there was a way to help a needy family stay together in their home AND make your neighbors happy? Well, SVdP has just the program. You can donate that old auto to SVdP and we will turn it into funds that will help a needy family stay together, in their home. It’s a true win-win-win. You get rid of that old car at no cost to you (and you can write it off on your taxes), we in turn collect the car and use it to raise money to help the needy, and your neighbors are happy because they no longer have to look at it! AND, we’ll take it with or without dents! Just call us at 1-800-322-8284 or click the image above.
CAN A GROUPS OF STUDENTS MAKE A DIFFERENCE? INDEED THEY CAN!
Did you know that there is an enthusiastic group of students in Santa Clara County committed to helping those less fortunate? The “Vinnies” of Santa Clara University follow the values and ethos of the St. Vincent de Paul Society to help make a difference in the lives of the needy in Santa Clara County. To learn more about what these energetic students do please visit them on Facebook by clicking the photo above.
ADA HOLDS ITS ANNUAL AWARDS LUNCHEON TO RECOGNIZE ACHIEVEMENT
The Annual Diocesan Appeal (ADA) held its annual awards luncheon on June 13 at St. Joseph of Cupertino’s Parish Hall. More than 100 parishioners from across the Diocese came together to honor the achievements of those “Called to Do God’s Work, Together in Christ.” During the event the president of SVdP SCC, Helene Stewart, accepted the Bishop's Award on behalf of St. Lucy Parish of Campbell. The Bishop’s Award, which goes to the parish that has the greatest increase in participation from the previous year, and has reached their parish goal by the end of the active phase of the campaign.