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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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Golf and Heroes of Adoption

Golf! Golf! It’s time for golf! For 15 years The Wendy’s Charity Golf classic has raised over $1.3 million for adoption programs in Michigan and northern Ohio with the help of local heroes.  One of those programs includes Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, a special program created by The Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.  Here a quick…

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Welcoming the Stranger 5k Family Fun Run

Saturday, June 18 Location: Hawk Island Park, 1601 E. Cavanaugh St., Lansing, MI Registration: Begins at 7:30 a.m. Race Start Time: 9:00 a.m. Registration: www.runsignup.com/WelcomingTheStranger5k To celebrate World Refugee Day, St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) will be hosting the third annual Welcoming the Stranger: 5k Family Fun Run. The race is FREE to register, and…

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The Gift of Thoughtfulness

“If ever there is a tomorrow when we’re not together… there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem and smarter than you think. Even if we’re apart, I’ll always be with you.” — A.A. Milne (Author and Creator of Winnie-the-Pooh)   Dear Friends of St. Vincent…

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Building Refugee Awareness Year-Round

You may be familiar with World Refugee Awareness Week, the time every June that the Lansing community and St. Vincent Catholic Charities’ dedicates to advocate for refugees and to celebrate the diversity they bring. The subject of refugees has received much attention over the past six months, leading to an outpouring of support from the…

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We’d Like to Introduce You to Josh Lown, The New Volunteer, Outreach and Training Coordinator at the Children’s Home

Josh has been working at the Children’s Home for nearly four years, the past three and a half as a Youth Advocate. In his prior position, Josh first worked primarily with teenage boys, and then transitioned to the Comprehensive Clinical Assessment Program (CCAP). Josh shared that since he started at the Children’s Home, his “goals…

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Sewing Circle Uniting Those From Across The Globe

One of the unique programs and collaborations that exists at St. Vincent Catholic Charities is a partnership between STVCC Counseling Services and the Refugee Development Center (RDC), an organization located in Lansing that partners with our Refugee Services program. Together our Counseling program and the RDC offer the Sewing Circle, a therapeutic support group for…

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What Happens When Children Don’t Have a Safety Net?

Guiding Principles for STVCC Child Welfare Programs and Workers To ensure the safety and welfare of children through the establishment of safe, positive, strength-based relationships with families (biological, extended, foster, adoptive) based on mutual respect, dignity, collaboration and teamwork, and the sincere belief that people can and do change when given opportunity to thrive. Did…

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Jubilee Year of Mercy Calendar

Jubilee Year of Mercy Calendar: Join us in Corporal & Spiritual Works of Mercy.

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Reflection and Gratitude This Holiday Season

Greetings Friends of St. Vincent Catholic Charities, At this joyous time of year we have much to celebrate. It seems that our lives move into overdrive as we busily prepare to celebrate the birth of Jesus. Yet in the midst of all the busy-ness of the season it is good to take moments for reflection…

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