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Donate to St. Vincent de Paul

  

  • 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.

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Reasons to Donate

  

  1. · Donating alms to help the poor has been a Christian custom since Apostolic times.
  2. · 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.
  3. · 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.
  4. · 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.
  5. · Many will make a donation to SVDP in thanksgiving for a special or fortunate event in their lives. 
  6. · Families often request that bereavement memorials be made to SVDP in memory of a loved one who has died.

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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.

· 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, or sold for revenue for the poor. 
  • There is a huge need for these items.

Prayers

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



Help Us Help Others

Your support and contributions will enable us to serve those in need in south Mississippi. Your generous donation will help us in our mission.

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

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Additional information about the society in the USA

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