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A Different Way to Donate

Written on October 23, 2017 at 3:28 pm, by

Over 1,000 miles from Wall Street, donors and nonprofits are seeing real gains from the stock market. Nonprofit gifts of stock waive many of the fees and taxations to the donor that are charged when stocks are sold for personal gain. Knowing these details can save investors money while benefiting people in need in the…

It All Started With A Wedding

Written on July 11, 2017 at 2:24 pm, by

Deacon Jim and Karen Kasprzak’s first involvement with St. Vincent Catholic Charities (STVCC) all started with a wedding. They have been part of the Marriage Ministry at St. Thomas Aquinas Parish in East Lansing, helping engaged couples with marriage preparation in the Catholic Church. However their ministry was expanded in 2009 when they were asked…

Community Gathering is Building Hope

Written on July 10, 2017 at 7:34 pm, by

One of the highlights from 2016 was the completion of the Children’s Home Pavilion last April. Providing a valuable gathering area for children and staff, the addition of the pavilion is yet another piece of the facility that helps set St. Vincent Catholic Charities apart as a valuable resource to helping the least in the…

It Feels Good to Give

Written on July 10, 2017 at 6:02 pm, by

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…

Everybody Needs Hope

Written on July 10, 2017 at 5:53 pm, by

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….

Community and the Guardian Society

Written on December 20, 2016 at 7:48 pm, by

Members of our Guardian Society community strongly believe in our mission of service.  We want to share with you stories of three of our Guardian Society families on why they joined. For the Vulnerable in “One of the reasons why our family supports St. Vincent’s is unconditional love and a safe home.  It’s something most of…

12 Ways of Giving This Christmas Season

Written on November 10, 2016 at 5:05 pm, by

Meet foster parents Karen and Kent Strachan.  They have fostered 39 children and adopted 11 to grow their original family of four. They have that much love to share with children in need. Things can get a little wacky in a family of that size, especially during the holidays.  We all can’t help raise 51…

Volunteers: A Legacy of Service

Written on August 18, 2016 at 1:53 pm, by

Volunteers play a vital role in St. Vincent Catholic Charities’ (STVCC) success. Whether they serve on our Board of Directors, our as mentors at our Children’s Home, or in Refugee Services, they fulfill roles that assist our mission of performing the corporal and spiritual works of mercy to our clients.  In the past year, 157 individuals volunteered on a…