A year of support provided by St. Vincent de Paul - Cincinnati Your donation today will impact your neighbors all year long!

It all begins with a hug...

It's not what St. Vincent de Paul does, it's how St. Vincent de Paul does it. Helping is personal for Mary when she volunteers. That's why she greets every neighbor at the annual Thanksgiving and Christmas food distributions like an old friend.

Mary makes sure each neighbor gets a warm welcome and leaves with a meal they can prepare together. But, she knows nothing can replace the warmth of home.

St. Vincent de Paul helps make the holidays brighter for over 7,600 families through our homelessness prevention programs.
Your monthly pledge of $100 can help... Provide a safe, warm home for three struggling families. You are preventing homelessness and ensuring families have a place to share joy and love during the holidays. Monthly or one-time donations at any level are sincerely appreciated.

Help maintain life...

Take a quick look at the pollen count in Cincinnati in the spring-time and you'll know this is a difficult place to live if you have allergies. For Kim, it was like constantly breathing through a straw.

Out of a job and without insurance, there's no way she could afford her inhaler let alone her other medicine. She was in despair until she found a seed of hope at St. Vincent de Paul's Charitable Pharmacy. Here, she received the medicine she needed to maintain a normal life.

When describing St. Vincent de Paul, Kim becomes emotional. "If it wasn't for their generous hearts, there'd be a lot of people that would probably be dead or close to it because of not being able to afford medicine," she said through tears.

"All I can say is thank you so much. Please continue to give ... because through St. Vincent de Paul, we've been able to maintain life."

Your monthly pledge of $50 helps provide...

A year of life-saving medication for a neighbor battling asthma or COPD. You are helping ensure easy breathing and a life of opportunity.

Monthly or one-time donations at any level are sincerely appreciated.

Setting Audrey's heart ablaze...

A week at St. Vincent de Paul's Ozanam Center for Service Learning was transformational for Audrey. A senior at St. Ursula Academy, Audrey left her comfortable home to live in solidarity with other teens on retreat in the West End at St. Vincent de Paul's Ozanam Center. Her experience helped her develop a deeper understanding of the challenges our neighbors in poverty face every day.

Audrey said the experience "opened my eyes to the countless instances of injustice happening just minutes from my home." After learning about the difficulties so many face to stretch food budget to provide for their family, she was inspired to do something.

Audrey started making and selling bracelets and uses the proceeds to buy $10 grocery cards, which she hands out when she encounters someone less fortunate. She said, "Maybe someday I will accomplish something greater, but for now, each gift card I hand out is one step closer to creating a world without poverty."

Your monthly pledge of $35 helps foster young leaders... Provides local students with the opportunity to learn about the realities of poverty through a week long immersion experience. You are facilitating understanding and inspiring action. Monthly or one-time donations at any level are sincerely appreciated.
Every Child deserves a bed...

Every child deserves a bed...

When Arlisa brought in four-year-old Alayla and two-year-old Alvin, they all had to share a bed. She never expected to raise two little ones, but when her niece and nephew needed her, she answered the call. "God stepped in and said it was done," said Arlisa.

Then, Arlisa spoke with a St. Vincent de Paul volunteer and learned there was an opportunity for both children to get beds from St. Vincent de Paul.

Arlisa prayed she would be selected and when she learned the good news, she was overjoyed. "Everything fell into place," she said.

Your monthly pledge of $10 can help provide...

A cozy bed for a child who would otherwise be sleeping on the floor. You are lifting up a child, encouraging their growth and vitality.

Monthly or one-time donations at any level are sincerely appreciated.

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