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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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Give skills

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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Get behind the SSVP Team – bringing hope to people who are suffering and in despair

Help us put food into their hands

In places like Bergsig in the Northern Cape, children know what it’s like to go to bed hungry. Massive job losses, triggered by the lockdown, have left their parents struggling to put food on the table.

Whole communities are reeling under the burden of extreme poverty and the threat of Covid-19. Promised government food parcels have failed to materialise. And family and neighbours can’t help because everyone is suffering.

Just a small plate of stew and some bread literally means the difference between hope and despair.

And it’s yours to give, simply by supporting the Society of St Vincent de Paul today.

Donate now

Your donationof R150, R350 or any amount you can spare helps keep our soup kitchens stocked with nutritious vegetables, beans, rice and a little meat.

A contribution of R500 provides a food parcel with enough rice, cooking oil, mealie meal, canned fish, sugar, tea and soap to last a family of four an entire week.

Any amount – donated online now – makes a difference.

Please click here for more pictures of the soup kitchen at Bergsig.

And let yours be the generous hand that lifts hungry children and adults from the depths of despair.

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

Why we do this work

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