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Volunteer Spotlight – Bob Nieman

Written on August 14, 2017 at 3:33 pm, by

Fishing requires a lot of patience. When you take a 12 year-old who has never fished before, that certainly can be true. But for Children’s Home volunteer mentor Bob Nieman, providing new and valuable learning experiences to the young men he mentors is something he always looks forward to. “I always take the approach that…

Helen Hagens – Volunteer Spotlight

Written on May 4, 2017 at 4:09 pm, by

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…

From Curiosity to Generosity

Written on December 20, 2016 at 7:04 pm, by

From the moment her curiosity led to becoming a volunteer, Sherry Dunn knew she wanted to make her service long-term. The success of any non-profit depends on the support of volunteers. At St. Vincent Catholic Charities, we receive immeasurable help from a community made up of people like Sherry who support our passion to serve…

Math Tutors Needed

Written on August 31, 2016 at 7:06 pm, by

Math tutors are in high demand at the St. Vincent Catholic Charities Children’s Home. Summer is drawing to a close as Labor Day looms nearer, which can mean only one thing for students: the impending first day of school. Memories flood back as we remember the joys, hardships, and mentors that changed our lives for…

Mentor Leigh Ann Warner-St. Vincent Catholic Charities

Written on January 28, 2015 at 9:31 pm, by

Mentors are so important to the children served at the St. Vincent Catholic Charities’ Children’s Home.  It is also a great way for volunteers to connect with a child in need and make a positive impact in their lives. Mentor Leigh Ann Warner is using her time and talent to make a difference in a…

Giving Love for the Holidays

Written on December 30, 2014 at 3:11 pm, by

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…

Refugee Success in U.S.

Written on December 3, 2014 at 4:12 pm, by

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…