Category: Refugee Services

13th Annual Operation Backpack

Delta Dental Returns as Presenting Sponsor of 14th Annual Operation Backpack Campaign

Delta Dental will return as the presenting sponsor of St. Vincent Catholic Charities’ (STVCC) 14th annual Operation Backpack campaign, a back-to-school backpack and school supply drive to provide children in need with the necessary materials to learn. “One of our core values is community commitment,” Delta Dental Corporate Citizenship Specialist Claire Doroh said. “The Operation…

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car seats

Sparrow Donates 62 Car Seats to Local Families

Sixty-two children will be safer in their parents’ vehicles, thanks to the donation of car seats by Sparrow Hospital, the Graco Foundation and World Wide Safe Kids. Sparrow and World Wide Safe Kids donated 62 car seats to families in need at St. Vincent Catholic Charities through a grant from the Graco Foundation. “Child safety…

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st. casimir

St. Casimir Parish, STVCC to Unveil Peace Pole

St. Casimir Parish and St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) will unveil a Peace Pole at 11 a.m. Friday, June 23, in the courtyard garden at St. Casimir, 815 Sparrow Ave., Lansing, MI. “Refugees are one of the most vulnerable groups of people in our community,” said Fr. Bill Lugger, pastor at St. Casimir. “Our parish…

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refugee

2017 World Refugee Awareness Week

St. Vincent Catholic Charities is proud to announce the events that will be part of the 2017 World Refugee Awareness Week. Saturday, June 17 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…

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LAFCU Sponsors St. Vincent Catholic Charities Spring Into Giving Campaign

LAFCU will continue to serve as the title sponsor for the fourth annual Spring Into Giving campaign, St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) announced today. The household needs drive will run from April 1 to April 30, with a focus on collecting items that will assist children and families in need. “We are very excited to…

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health grant

STVCC Receives Michigan Health Endowment Fund

St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) announces it has received a $70,000 health grant from the Michigan Health Endowment Fund (MHEF). These funds will support their Refugee Health Access program. This program provides access to medical assistance and advice to incoming refugees. For approximately eighteen years, STVCC has provided refugees with access to health care. This takes the…

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peace pole

Lansing City Hall Unveils Peace Pole

On Friday, June 24, at 11:00 a.m., Lansing City Hall and St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) will unveil a Peace Pole on the Lansing City Hall campus, 124 W Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI. The Peace Pole represents a spirit of unity for Lansing’s immigrants, refugees and U.S. born community members, featuring the message “May Peace…

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Strength of Heart

“I just see a big flame.  You know when it’s your house.  I knew it was my home.”  Freddy gestures with his hands to form the shape of a billowing cloud of smoke as he recalls the fearful image of his home on fire in the distance.  It was 2003 in the Republic of Congo. …

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A Family’s Strength

Ghadah and her family were living in Baghdad, Iraq when the war started in 2003. At that time, relations between religious groups in the country were deteriorating. Families who had once lived peacefully as neighbors, now found themselves at war. Groups had begun viciously murdering one another, forcing families to flee from their homes for…

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