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. Last year we asked for Gift Cards to reduce the handling of the gifts. We received comments of gratitude saying how much parents enjoyed the dignity this gave them to shop for their children. In light of that, we continue to ask for donations of Gift Cards from Amazon, Target and Walmart only in denominations of $25 or less. We encourage you to buy from St. James Scrip to support the church as well. There will be no gift tags to attach. Simply place the card(s) or a check made out to SVdP with “Giving Tree” written in the memo, into one of the Gift Card boxes under the Giving Trees in the Narthex and Commons. Writing the value in marker on the card or taping the receipt to it would help us tremendously. It is important that the cards are turned in NO LATER than December 5th 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—