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St. Vincent de Paul: Santa Clara County

St. Vincent de Paul Santa Clara County

holiday appeal

Photo by Josue Michel on Unsplash

All my family wants for Christmas is to stay in our home!

Dear Friends of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP),

The holidays should be a time filled with joyous celebrations with our families and friends and a time for sharing our many blessings.  However for many families in our community, who have been financially devastated by the loss of jobs and stability over the last two years, it is a time filled with anxiety and despair. These families are at risk of becoming homeless in the coming months and their future is uncertain.  Meet Rebecca (not her real name). She is a single mother of two children with another child expected early next year. She works part time but struggles to pay her rent and all of her other bills. When she contacted SVdP last year, she was worried about her Internet being disconnected and her children no longer being able to participate in distance learning. She also shared that she was worried because she was behind in her rent. SVdP stepped in and paid her rent along with her Internet bill and put her on a regular weekly food program.  The family is now secure for a few months but the future will be challenging. We pray that we can be there for her! No one wants to see more families and children living on our streets especially during the cold winter months.

SVdP receives calls from families like Rebecca’s on a daily basis. Last fiscal year, SVdP provided over $1,012,700 in direct financial assistance to families in our County. We helped over 14,550 people with rent, utility bills, food and transportation.  However, our work is far from being done. As a past generous donor, we are reaching out to you this Holiday Season to ask for your help so we may continue our mission. Please consider sending a gift TODAY so we do not have to turn families away. Let us pray for a time when all children and families have a home and food on the table!

Please mail your donation to:

Society of St. Vincent de Paul of SCC
P.O. Box 5579
San Jose, CA 95150

If you wish to securely donate online, please click Donate Now

Joy and Peace to You and your Family this Holiday Season!