Category: Volunteerism

Jose and Phyllis: Their Amazing Work

Jose and Phyllis are two of the many dedicated employees at STVCC. We are happy to share some of their stories and experiences in this dialogue. How many years of service to STVCC?  Jose Carrera: 9 years, three months, and 7 days. But who is counting? Phyllis Kitchell: Around 28 or so (better check my files to be absolutely…

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Mentor Leigh Ann Warner-St. Vincent Catholic Charities

Mentors are so important to the children served at the St. Vincent Catholic Charities’ Children’s Home.  It is also a great way for volunteers to connect with a child in need and make a positive impact in their lives. Mentor Leigh Ann Warner is using her time and talent to make a difference in a…

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Giving Love for the Holidays

The holidays are always a time of great love for many of us.  We are surrounded by close friends and family members who have all gathered to celebrate the joy of Christmas and hopes of prosperity for the new year.  But for some, the holidays are a difficult time.  That is exactly what one of…

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Reflection on Volunteering

The end of the year is the perfect time for reflection on volunteering and how  your charitable activities over the past year can help, specifically volunteering. Give some thought towards how you might be willing to share your time or talent with St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC). At STVCC throughout the year there are so…

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Sustained Giving – Sustained Dreams

At St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC), we serve the most vulnerable in our community by providing help that creates hope.  So much of our work is related to programs and services for these vulnerable members of our community.  In the Development Office we keep our ears open for the stories that provide the proof of…

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STVCC CEO Letter Winter 2014

Dear Friends, This is such an amazing time of year.  Christmas trees and lights go up, and all around us are the sweet sounds of holiday cheer.  It is truly a season about giving, and at St. Vincent Catholic Charities we are so thankful for the many volunteers and donors who help us care for…

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Refugee Success in U.S.

Bakar Ali has a story worth telling. It is a story of refugee success  that will amaze you and make you ask how one person could achieve so much in just five years. In 2009 he was a young refugee resettling in Lansing. He was alone in a strange new environment that was further complicated…

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Reaching Out To God’s Children

The little boy sat on the hood of the car intently looking up into the clear sky above. As Jim Dalton exited Resurrection Church he noticed the young man and asked him what he was doing. The boy answered, “I am waiting to see a bald eagle.” It was the 1970’s and the little boy…

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