It Feels Good to Give

Brig and Fran Sorber are St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) Guardian Society members, but their relationship with the agency encompasses much more than simply sharing their treasure. Each graciously give their time and talents as well. Fran has been an active volunteer for eight years, while Brig has lent his leadership and business acumen to campaigns…

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Everybody Needs Hope

The faith community is a critical partner in St. Vincent Catholic Charities’ vision of a healthier community and providing hope. One church that provides hope to many vulnerable children through STVCC is Mount Hope Church and their pastor, Kevin Berry. At Christmas, Pastor Kevin gave a gift to a boy he mentors at the St….

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miracle

A Miracle in the Making

Miracle Bridgeman’s motivation wears red high top sneakers and dozens of bright barrettes in her hair. Her tiny one-year-old daughter, Jordan, is all the motivation Miracle needs to complete the transformation of her life that began when she came to the St. Vincent Catholic Charities Children’s Home. “I don’t want her to go through the…

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Lansing Refugee Story: “This is Home”

“This is home,” Lansing refugee Nael Al Saedi said, sitting on his couch one rainy Saturday afternoon. His family walked in and out of their living room, taking turns telling stories and listening to each other’s. The home has been theirs for less than a year — bought about seven years after arriving in Lansing…

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2016 clients served

2016 Clients Served

St. Vincent Catholic Charities 2016 Clients Served – STVCC transformed the lives of 4,496 total clients across six different programs in 2016. Children’s Home – 126 Counseling – 1,090 Adoption & Foster Care – 437 Refugee Services – 1,878 Immigration Law Clinic – 963

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recent donors

Thank You to Recent Donors

It’s been a busy first quarter for our Development staff with many third party collections and donations. From warmth & comfort donations to those who provided financial support, we want to thank all of the recent donors that includes local groups, businesses and organizations who participated in collection drives and made donations. Thank You Recent Donors…

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helen hagens

Helen Hagens – Volunteer Spotlight

When a St. Vincent Catholic Charities representative visited the East Lansing Women’s Club, Helen Hagens was immediately excited and intrigued by the opportunity to help her local community. She was surprised to find out about the many services STVCC offers. “We’ve lived all of our lives in this area, and we had no idea that…

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adriana trigiani

Adriana Trigiani Book Signing

MARK YOUR CALENDARS St. Vincent Catholic Charities will be the recipient of the proceeds from the East Lansing appearance of bestselling novelist Adriana Trigiani on Wednesday, June 28 at the Kellogg Center from 7 – 9 p.m. A STVCC Children’s Home Book Club favorite, Trigiani will be speaking about and then signing copies of her latest novel Kiss…

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legacy society

Announcing the STVCC Legacy Society

For many years, STVCC has received gifts from estates of people in our community and notices that many of our friends have included STVCC in their estate plans. To recognize these contributions, we are happy to formally announce the STVCC Legacy Society. The Legacy Society recognizes those who include STVCC in their future plans through a…

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remembering history

Season of Rebirth

Emerging from a Lenten season of reflection and repentance, I hope you enjoyed a Happy Easter as we joyfully celebrated the resurrection and enter the season of rebirth. The first months of 2017 have been a trying time for St. Vincent Catholic Charities, particularly for our refugee resettlement program. Although our agency has continued to…

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