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You can be part of this compassionate work without leaving your chair – make a contribution online through our secure payment facility.

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Give time

Join our 2500 members and volunteers who live their faith by reaching out to disadvantaged people in their local community.

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Do you know how to lay bricks? Plumbing … dressmaking … knitting? Can you start a vegetable garden … tutor a child? Contact us!

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Give resources

Supplies such as blankets, clothing and shoes, toiletries, food, building materials and paint, fabric and knitting wool are always needed.

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Lenten sacrifice
Donate your Lenten savings and help feed a poor family

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Turn your Lenten sacrifices into hope for the poor

 

As we know, Lent is a time of reflection, repentance and self-sacrifice. For many, self-denial means ‘giving up’ something – sweets, chocolates, cigarettes, alcohol or even social media.

 

But Lent is also a reminder of our Christian values of charity and love. Something our Lord showed in abundance when He gave up His life for us.

 

So why not use the money you save by not buying those items you’re giving up for Lent to help someone in need?

 

Making a contribution to the St Vincent de Paul Society ensures that your Lenten sacrifices make a real difference … bringing some hope to the poorest of the poor. People who go without bread – not only during Lent, but every day of the year.

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Donations of food, blankets, clothing and other basic necessities are also gratefully received. Why not use this time to go through your cupboards and consider marking the 40 days of Lent by giving away 40 items in good condition? Or take your children grocery shopping and let them pick out 40 items for the poor. Then drop off the groceries at your local St Vincent de Paul Society.

 

Or consider donating your time. Volunteers are always welcome at any St Vincent de Paul Society. You could help pack food parcels, sort donations, peel and chop vegetables for a soup kitchen or serve meals to the poor and homeless.

 

Let’s make this Lenten season a time of renewed compassion and generosity. May God bless you.

Heart of our work

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.

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Kindness by numbers

2500

MEMBERS
2000

PARISHES
3000

PEOPLE FED DAILY
180

YEARS OF HISTORY

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