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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A Message About Giving- 5 Days of Giving

During our 5 Days of Giving (December 17th through December 21st), there is a special opportunity for you to double your donation to STVCC. Our partner that processes our online donations, Weblink, is offering a 1 to 1 Match for donations received.  You can make a gift TODAY to double your donation and its impact in the…

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Miracle spent some time at St. Vincent's Children's Home and learned some valuable lessons.

Miracle at St. Vincent’s Children’s Home

When children come to the St Vincent’s Children’s Home it is often because they are having some insurmountable difficulty in their first family or their foster family which requires some special intervention.  This is a story of how Miracle came to the Children’s Home and how it changed her life for good. At the very…

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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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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


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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