Saint Vincent de Paul Society
Contact: St. Vincent de Paul
(262) 363-7615 X150
St. Vincent de Paul of Waukesha County is a group of lay Catholic volunteers from all walks of life- neighbors helping neighbors right here in Wankesha County. Assistance may include emergency rent, utilities, food, clothing, household goods and/or referral services. On a person-to-person basis, through a Home Visit, members offer help, hope, and encouragement to people in need- an ear to listen, a hand in a time of crisis and a hope to guide people toward programs that can bring lasting change to into their lives.
The St. James Mukwonago SVDP conference is supported through donations by Parishioners via the Poor Boxes located at the main entrance of the church and in the Commons. Our Conference has a food pantry of non-perishable goods that can be accessed by appointment. Food donations are always welcome in the bin outside the pantry door located in the Commons.
Our annual projects include:
• Food baskets to needy families at Easter and Thanksgiving. We distribute approximately 50 food baskets to individuals and families in our local area. The baskets include a ham for Easter and a turkey at Thanksgiving. A food drive is held in the weeks prior to filling the baskets.
• Giving Gift Trees-The Giving Trees of St. Vincent de Paul have provided gifts for needy families in the Mukwonago area for years. However, as we all know, things are different now. To protect the families we serve, as well as parishioners, we will not be collecting gifts this year. Instead, we are asking for donations of gift cards from Amazon, Kohl’s, Target and Walmart only. They’ll be distributed to needy parents to use for gifts for their children. Gift cards are appreciated in any denomination of $25 or less. You can go the store and purchase your own gift cards, but we are encouraging you to buy them from St. James Scrip instead. Just complete a Scrip order form and drop it off with your payment at the parish. There will be no gift tags to attach. Simply place the cards, or a check made out to SVdP with “Giving Tree” written in the memo, into one of the Poor Boxes (located on the SVdP Pantry door and in the Narthex). Or place an envelope with “Giving Tree” written on it into a donation basket after Mass.
It is important that the cards are turned in NO LATER than December 6th to give parents time to shop. As always, your St. Vincent de Paul is blessed to have such a supportive and generous parish.
•Waukesha County Summer Lunch Program where our Conference prepares and serves lunches for one week during the summer for children who would not get their lunch or a meal at all during the summer if not for this program. Approximately 150 lunches per day are provided.
“As long as Charity, Humility and Simplicity exist among you, one can say:
The Company of Charity is still alive.”
—St. Vincent de Paul—