Category: Giving

Power of Love: Overcoming Life’s Obstacles

Valentine’s Day is all about love and truffles, perfume and hugs, jewelry and kisses, sweet and mushy poems and elegant dinners.  It’s about flowers whose beauty is fleeting, and love that lasts forever.  At St. Vincent Catholic Charities, it’s all about the power of love, tenderness, sweetness, and kindness to transform lives. Just six weeks…

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Catholic Charities Appeal

Dear Parishioners, Thank you for helping change the lives of those in need by supporting your Catholic Charities Appeal!  This appeal is an annual opportunity for parishioners like you, to support the great services of your local Catholic Charities.  Your gifts to St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) and Cristo Rey Community Center (CRCC) are helping…

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Community and the Guardian Society

Members of our Guardian Society community strongly believe in our mission of service.  We want to share with you stories of three of our Guardian Society families on why they joined. For the Vulnerable in “One of the reasons why our family supports St. Vincent’s is unconditional love and a safe home.  It’s something most of…

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In the Rooms Where Life Happens

In our Service Center are comfortable spaces for children to spend time with their birth parents. These visitation rooms provide a gathering place for children and families who seek guidance in situations of adoption, foster care, or other family needs. There we provide toys for children, changing tables, books and seats for families to spend…

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Corporate Gifts Change Lives

One small weight can tip the scales, and a single pebble thrown into a still pond creates ripples that extend to the far shore. No matter how insignificant a change appears, each action has a consequence. Small steps lead to bigger steps. Gifts given with a generous heart continue to multiply. This past year STVCC…

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From Curiosity to Generosity

From the moment her curiosity led to becoming a volunteer, Sherry Dunn knew she wanted to make her service long-term. The success of any non-profit depends on the support of volunteers. At St. Vincent Catholic Charities, we receive immeasurable help from a community made up of people like Sherry who support our passion to serve…

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Joyful Thanks this Christmas

It was just a short while ago that we witnessed Pope Francis’ action to name this past year the Jubilee Year of Mercy.  As we wrap up this special year and approach Christmas, it has never been more important to remember our mission of sharing the love of Christ by performing the corporal and spiritual…

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Record Year of Service

The staff and supporters of our Refugee Services program took a brief moment to reflect on their accomplishments in fiscal year 2015-2016. The numbers told a story that was simply amazing. In the last 92 days alone, ending September 30, 326 refugees were successfully resettled! This was 42% of the 776 total individuals from 14…

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12 Ways of Giving This Christmas Season

Meet foster parents Karen and Kent Strachan.  They have fostered 39 children and adopted 11 to grow their original family of four. They have that much love to share with children in need. Things can get a little wacky in a family of that size, especially during the holidays.  We all can’t help raise 51…

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The Reason for the Season of Giving

As the holidays approach, we often turn to thoughts of family and gratitude. It’s a time of year when we have a chance to take stock of our lives and our relationships, and reach out to help others in need. Interestingly, most giving to non-profits occurs in December with an even greater percentage of support…

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