The office of the National Council provides leadership, technical assistance, management training, and resource development to local chapters. To secure assistance, contact the nearest Catholic Church in your community and ask if they have a Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference in their parish or know of one in the vicinity.
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In 2013, all over the world, Vincentians are celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Frederic Ozanam. Celebrate this time of special grace and blessing for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul with reflective resources.
Voice of the Poor (VOP) is the advocacy arm of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. We identify those issues that are critical to those living in poverty and need in order to help develop strategies and tactics that will provide the most effective and efficient means to reduce or eliminate poverty.
For 177 years, the St. Vincent de Paul Society has been working 1:1 with the poor in almost every community in the United States. Through its 120,000 lay members it has gained a reputation as one of the most efficient and effective charitable organizations in the World.
The National office administers programs and services that are focused on providing a wide range of services to the poor, including: home visits, housing assistance, disaster relief, job training and work placement assistance, assistance with obtaining food, clothing, rent, transportation, utility costs, free or low cost medical services and assisting local Councils to achieve their fundraising goals.
Sponsorship levels have been expanded to include additional visibility through a highly successful national special event. The Friends of the Poor® Walk is coordinated nationally to raise awareness of the challenges faced by the nation’s poor and to raise funds for local programs. Last year over $1.4 million was raised and almost 17,000 walkers participated in walks hosted at 205 sites.
In addition to the sponsorship levels and benefits listed on the corporate sponsorship document, we can customize a corporate participation plan that meets your specific business goals and charitable interests. For more information, contact Steven F. Martinez, National Development Director, at (314) 576-3993, ext. 213 or email@example.com
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