Thank you to everyone who tuned in to the Jan. 6 network television premiere of the SVdP movie, “Our Faith in Action.”
If you missed movie or loved what you saw and want to see more stories of Vincentians across the country helping their neighbors in need, you can!
The movie is available for viewing on the SVdP YouTube page and can be accessed by clicking here
You can also view and download the movie from the SVdP Vimeo page by clicking here
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Voice of the Poor (VOP) is the advocacy arm of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. With members representing every section and demographic of the nation, the VOP identifies those issues that are critical to those living in poverty and need, and helps bring attention to them so communities and our elected representatives can help develop strategies and tactics that will provide the most effective and efficient means to reduce or eliminate poverty.
Guided by Catholic Social Teaching, the VOP collaborates, educates, and advocates to improve conditions of the people we serve. To learn more about the VOP, click here.
For ways to get involved, click here.
The end of the year means it is, once again, time to reevaluate your charitable giving strategies. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was approved by Congress in late 2017, providing for a major overhaul to the U.S. tax system. The new law nearly doubled the standard deduction for 2018 – to $12,000 for single filers and $24,000 for joint filers under age 65.
While increasing the standard deduction alone will mean far fewer taxpayers will be claiming itemized deductions, that is further complicated by the change to the state and local income tax deduction, which is now capped at just $10,000.
So, what does this mean for the charitable deduction? Fewer taxpayers will see a direct tax benefit from their charitable contributions without careful planning.
On November 20, 1845, the first official meeting of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul was held in the United States.
The meeting was held in St. Louis, Mo. at the “Old Cathedral” where the first Conference in the U.S. was established by Fr. Ambrose Heim. Fr. Heim was known by the people of St. Louis for his extraordinary zeal and ministry with the poor.
Dr. Moses Linton, a prominent physician and convert to Catholicism, was elected president of the Conference. Bryan Mullanphy, widely known for his philanthropy, served as vice-president.
To read more about the history of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Click Here
The raging wildfires in California are the latest disaster our nation has endured in 2018, devastating communities with estimated damages in the billions of dollars, and displacing over a quarter of a million people. SVdP Disaster Services Corporation (DSC) is supporting local, state and federal agency responses to these events, and determined the best way to aid local efforts is to focus on immediate and emergent needs. DSC is meeting the needs of these communities by creating the Holiday Donations Drive to provide winter hats, coats, gloves, and toys to Americans impacted by recent disasters.
The Disaster Services Corp., SVdPUSA is fueled by Vincentians from around the country, however we also rely on the kindness and giving from monetary donations.
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ODonate your unused vehicle to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul to help people in poverty. It’s easy to give and the pick-up is free—but donate now or by December 2018 to get more in return for your generosity. You will be helping those in need this holiday season. Call 800-322-8284 or click here to get started!
Are you searching for a way to grow in faith while helping others? Then tune into our television series, “Our Faith in Action: Today’s Society of St. Vincent de Paul,” which airs on EWTN. The series airs at 6:00 p.m. ET Saturdays and 4:00 a.m. ET Tuesdays.
Click here to learn more 5-minute preview!
Society of St. Vincent de Paul National CEO Dave Barringer was interviewed by Foundations and Donors Interested in Catholic Activities (FADICA) on their “Helping Goodness Spread Blog.”
FADICA is a network of private foundations and donors supporting Catholic-sponsored programs and institutions. For 40 years, FADICA has served as a dynamic and catalytic philanthropic network committed to supporting Catholic activities and initiatives (especially those that strengthen the Church and aid the poor).
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