Thank You From the Society of St. Vincent DePaul!

Posted on November 28, 2022 by Published by

When you donate to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) at Our Lady of the Wayside, your generosity helps people in need right here in our parish community. People like Joan, who lost her job at age 58 and suffered a heart attack within the same few weeks. Because of your donations we were able to cover her immediate household bills to assure she could work on her recovery with less worry. Or Debbie, who needed a little help to buy clothes and school supplies for her children before the start of the school year. And Robert who needed help with a security deposit so he could move into a safer apartment complex in his retirement.

So far in 2022, more than 50 of your neighbors and fellow parishioners found help for themselves and their families from the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at OLW. With just one call to SVDP, our neighbors in need find a caring resource to help them bridge tough times in their lives. And it’s all possible because of your kind donations.

In 2022, SVDP at OLW raised funds and awareness through a very successful 5K/1K family fun run and walk held on September 24. Special earmarked mass collections on Holy Thursday and Thanksgiving Day also brought in funds to aid in the SVDP mission. In total, more than $10,000 was raised and dispensed from our Parish, in addition to one-time donations made to our sister SVDP organizations in Uvalde, Texas and Lexington, Kentucky to assist those areas at their times of crisis.

The SVDP mission is ongoing, and so is the need in our community. Our members thank you for your support and pray for you at every one of our monthly meetings. To find out more about the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and how you can help, please contact the Parish Office at (847) 253-5353 and ask to leave your message on the SVDP helpline.

We thank you!

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