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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Dave Drayton – Board Volunteer – Big Heart

Dave Drayton is a big man with an even bigger heart.  In 2013 we profiled the volunteer work that Dave was doing at the Children’s Home which was part of his mission journey to complete his process to become a Deacon in the Catholic Diocese of Lansing.  Recently Dave Drayton expanded his volunteerism at St….

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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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Bakar Ali pictured at a graduation ceremony with his mentor Jim Kurt

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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Melissa Indish of the Immigration Law Clinic

Congratulations!

Our very own Melissa Indish is a published author! Indish is an attorney at St. Vincent Catholic Charities’ Immigration Law Clinic and one of the newest contributors for the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) publication, Voice. Indish’s article entitled, “Can the Workshop Model Be Improved?” was included in the publication’s November issue.  In the article…

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National Adoption Month!

NOVEMBER is National Adoption Month and at STVCC we are working hard to find forever families for the foster children we serve.  The numbers do not lie.  According to the Michigan Department of Human Services, there are more than 13,000 children living in the state’s foster care system and 3,ooo of them are available for…

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A message from our CEO…

Dear Friends, Happy Thanksgiving! I have always loved this time of year.  Everyone is giving thanks and spreading holiday cheer.  Here at St. Vincent Catholic Charities, this is a special time for us to continue uplifting the lives of those we serve.    I pray that as you gather with your loved ones this Thanksgiving season,…

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#GIVINGTUESDAY

We all know about the great deals on Black Friday.  And if you are not the type to leave home after Thanksgiving, you can always catch those great deals online Cyber Monday.  But in the midst of the holiday shopping frenzy, we encourage you to think of the thousands of children and families in need,…

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