August 15, 2018 by

Mission Statement

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is dedicated to bringing volunteers together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person services to the community’s most vulnerable neighbors in need, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or age.

Wish List

  • Pantry and garden volunteers
  • Event volunteers
  • Event sponsors
  • Non-perishable, non-expired pantry items
  • New or gently used thrift store items
  • Winter coats, all sizes
  • $25 monthly, Disciple of Charity memberships
  • $100 monthly, Apostle of Charity memberships
  • A $200 donation covers one month’s utilities 
  • A $500 donation provides one month’s rent to avoid a family eviction
  • Monetary donations of any size supports the mission

Upcoming Events

  • Fourth Annual Glow ’N’ Go 5K Run|Walk
    Sept. 29, 2018
  • 14th Annual Free Coat Giveaway
    November 2018
  • WOWT Holiday Food Drive for SVdP Pantry
    December 2018
  • 10th Annual Strawberry Brunch
    June 2019

Background

Since 1869, the Omaha Society has served with dignity and respect, linking non-profit international grassroots to the mission of the Society’s patron, St. Vincent de Paul. Over 700 Vincentian volunteers, belonging to 34 parish-based conferences, meet face-to-face during home visits to help the struggling avoid eviction and utility shut-off. The Society also operates four thrift stores and a client-choice food pantry.

Brag Lines

Responding to need. Sharing in hope. In 2017:

  • 16,428 people received emergency aid of rent or utilities totaling $849,684
  •  $15,332 impacted 38 households with emergency relief through Ozanam Outreach, a program for non-conferences areas
  •  24 years in operation, the SVdP Choice Pantry through 133 volunteers served 11,971 households 
  •  1,473 individuals received free sets of clothing 
  •  2,355 men, women and children accepted free winter coats and accessories across the metro

Pay it Forward

  • Respond to the call to serve the most vulnerable. Visit the website for volunteer opportunities:
    • Helpline responder
    • Ozanam Outreach worker
    • Special events
    • Food pantry team
    • Garden Angels
    • Thrift store or warehouse sorters
  • Support the mission and programs financially. The Society of SVdP is a 501(c)(3) organization, relying entirely on financial donations to respond to the increasing community needs.
  • Shop SVdP Thrift Stores. Visit the website for store locations and hours.
  • Spread the needs of the community. Follow facebook.com/svdpomaha  

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Omaha

P.O. Box 241201
Omaha NE 68124-5201
402-779-8499
svdpomaha.com


The Big Give was published in the September/October 2018 edition of Omaha Magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.