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Bowl of food for the hungry
A bowl of food makes all the difference to someone who hasn't eaten in days. Together with the kindness with which it's given, it can turn despair into hope.

What will you do to celebrate Easter this year?

The Holy Father has repeatedly spoken of the need for evangelisation – calling on Catholics across the globe to play their part in helping others find their way to God. And there couldn’t be a better time than Easter, when we celebrate our rebirth and the promise of salvation through our Lord’s sacrifice.

But as Vincentians, we believe that actions speak lounder than words. Our society was formed when young Frederic Ozanam’s religious beliefs were challenged by his peers at university. “Show us your good works,” they said, “and then we might believe.”

Ozanam decided, “We must do what Jesus did. Let us go to the poor and help them.” Since then, Vincentians have ‘lived’ their Christianity by striving to alleviate human suffering and despair.

And now, as Easter approaches, we’re challenging you to do the same.

Reach out to someone less fortunate. Give them some food and clothing … pay a poor child’s school fees … help someone find a job or a place to stay … drop a few coins into a beggars hand.

Donate now

And if you can’t find someone to help, please make a donation to SSVP online now – and we’ll make sure it is wisely used to bring relief to someone in true and desperate need.

Thank you – and may you have a blessed Easter.

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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