Our Table View Conference in the Western Cape reports a busy year of activities aimed at alleviating the plight...
Please donate towards food parcels for those who are hungry and in desperate need right now. May God bless you.
People need food
Members of the Society of St Vincent de Paul continue to respond to cases of urgent need, where people in unrest areas, especially, have nothing to eat.
Others have lost their jobs … or were barely getting by before Lockdowns and unrest made it impossible to work. Please help us to help them … by providing some essential foodstuffs.
SSVP food parcels range from R90 for a single person to R180, R270 and R500 to provide enough food to last a family of four a whole week.
They’re filled with maize, rice, pasta, soy, breakfast cereal, tinned food, jam, tea, milk, and other similar items. No luxuries – but it’s the answer to a prayer for a desperate family.
Your donation of R250, R500 or any amount you can spare will be put to immediate use to buy essential items to fill these parcels.
Any amount – donated online now – will be deeply appreciated and will make a difference. Thank you for caring about so many South Africans who are facing an uncertain future right now.
Our core work involves alleviating the worst human suffering in areas of abject poverty – where families live in homes made of cardboard or thin plastic … where unemployment and malnutrition is rife … and where parents are dying and leaving children to care for one another.
We help the hungry, the homeless, the sick, vulnerable children and destitute aged.
And because most of the work is done by volunteers, almost every cent you donate goes directly to helping those in need.
PEOPLE FED DAILY
YEARS OF HISTORY
Why we do this work
I have always felt that I was not doing enough to show God how thankful I am for all that He has done and keeps on doing for me. Joining SSVP enabled me to practice the same love that Jesus’ life on earth radiated, an unconditional love that is given freely without expecting any rewards.
I grew up with SSVP in my home – my parents have been members for more than 20 years. After losing a loved one, I joined SSVP to recover from my loss by helping others who have experienced the same. My heart holds a special place for children in need.
I didn’t choose to join SSVP – the holy spirit led me to it. The work of the society echoes my favourite quote of St Vincent’s: “Let us love God, but let it be with the strength of our arms and the sweat of our brow.”
Poverty provides a deeper motivation for understanding your neighbours, welcoming others and attending to those who are suffering. I would say go so far as to say that poverty helps you understand what happiness is, what serenity is in life.” Frédéric Ozanam