How to give.

Your financial donation can help Vincentians provide assistance to the poor and needy in south Mississippi. By doing so, you can help a neighbor family that is experiencing trouble, to receive food or to get assistance with their electricity or heating bills and not have these services shut off. SVDP's help with rent payments can keep a family from becoming homeless.

Together, we can make a difference for them. By the combination of your donations and our work, together we can partner to share our resources with the men, women, and children in our community who look to us for help.

To respect the wishes of those who donate to us, we do our best to verify the legitimacy of our clients' claims of need before providing any assistance.

Reasons to Donate

  • Donating alms to help the poor has been a Christian custom since Apostolic times.
  • By your donations, you help Vincentians help those in need. Your donations are the only way that many of the poor will receive any help.
  • Many people wish to follow this custom of almsgiving and will send regular donations to the Society such as making monthly, quarterly, or annual gifts to help the poor.
  • Others will give a donation to SVDP at Thanksgiving or Christmas time in thanksgiving to God for the blessings they have received throughout the year.
  • Many will make a donation to SVDP in thanksgiving for a special or fortunate event in their lives. 
  • Families often request that bereavement memorials be made to SVDP in memory of a loved one who has died.

 Ways to Donate

Financial Donations

  • Online

We use PayPal which is one of the leading web-based financial transaction companies. They are best known for their association with eBay.

Payments go directly to us via PayPal, but we do not see your confidential credit card information. Click Here to Donate Now.

  • Poor Box

If your parish has a St. Vincent de Paul Conference, they may have a SVDP poor box in the rear of your church

  • Collections at Church

Many SVDP conferences take up Fifth Sunday collections after all Masses at the church on that weekend. Fifth Sundays occur four times a year. Vincentians will be standing at the doors of the church ready to accept whatever donations you care to make. Many who wish to support the work of the Society plan their yearly contribution by donating to these quarterly collections.

  • By Mail

You may mail a your donation to the Society, either the Archdiocesan Council or your local parish conference. Checks may be mailed to the SVDP Diocesan Council of Mobile office at Society of St. Vincent de Paul, P.O. Box 4098, Biloxi, MS 39531, or to your local Conference via your parish. Please make checks payable to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul. If sending to your parish, please clearly mark your envelope as being for The Society of St. Vincent de Paul to avoid getting confused with other parish envelopes.

  • Bequests as part of your estate

You can name St. Vincent de Paul as a beneficiary in your estate. Many wish to leave a part of their estate in order to continue helping the poor and needy after they die.

You can arrange a contribution to St. Vincent de Paul through a living trust by naming the St. Vincent de Paul Diocesan Council of Biloxi as the ultimate beneficiary. This method of giving is attractive because you retain complete control of the assets during your lifetime. You can designate the purpose of your gift or allow it to become part of our monetary reserves, helping to insure our continuing work for southern Mississippi's needy people. Your attorney can help you with all your estate planning needs.

Food Donations  

Many parishes and schools conduct regular food collections for the SVDP food pantry. Many parishes will have a food box in the rear of the church to accept your donations of food items.

Antiques & large appliances

Antiques can be sold by SVDP and the revenue generated pays for food, housing, heating, medicines, etc. for the needy.

Large appliances are given directly to the poor.

There is a huge need for these items.

Prayers

Please pray for our clients, and for our success in helping them.

Call Us Today!

We are more than happy to make time to discuss your generous donation. Please call 228-388-1837 and a Vincentian will be more than happy to talk with you.

We appreciate your generosity in helping us help others.

For more information of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, visit our national website www.svdpusa.org

Mission

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Diocesan Council of Biloxi, MS, is part of a worldwide organization of lay Catholic men and women who are committed to live and grow in their Christian faith through prayer and personal involvement in charitable works. The Society’s mission is accomplished through parish and community-based groups called Conferences (volunteers) and programs called “Special Works.” The Society’s work includes any actions that promote the dignity of the person, alleviate suffering and distress, while correcting the conditions that cause them.

Vision

“No Act of Charity is Foreign to the Society.”

These SVDP annual reports provide an insight at the Society of St. Vincent de Paul work.

2009 Diocesan Council Annual Report

Matthew 25

And when the Son of man shall come in his majesty, and all the angels with him, then shall he sit upon the seat of his majesty. And all nations shall be gathered together before him, and he shall separate them one from another, as the shepherd separates the sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left.

Then shall the king say to them that shall be on his right hand: Come, ye blessed of my Father, possess you the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry, and you gave me to eat; I was thirsty, and you gave me to drink; I was a stranger, and you took me in: Naked, and you covered me: sick, and you visited me: I was in prison, and you came to me.

Then shall the just answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see thee hungry, and fed thee; thirsty, and gave thee drink? And when did we see thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and covered thee? Or when did we see thee sick or in prison, and came to thee?

And the king answering, shall say to them: Amen I say to you, as long as you did it to one of these my least brethren, you did it to me.

Then he shall say to them also that shall be on his left hand: Depart from me, you cursed, into everlasting fire which was prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry, and you gave me not to eat: I was thirsty, and you gave me not to drink. I was a stranger, and you took me not in: naked, and you covered me not: sick and in prison, and you did not visit me.

Then they also shall answer him, saying: Lord, when did we see thee hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister to thee? Then he shall answer them, saying: Amen I say to you, as long as you did it not to one of these least, neither did you do it to me. And these shall go into everlasting punishment: but the just, into life everlasting.

 

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Diocesan Council of Biloxi / P.O. Box 4098 / Biloxi, MS 39531

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