LORD, HELP ME TO MAKE TIME TODAY TO SERVE YOU IN THOSE WHO
ARE MOST IN NEED OF ENCOURAGEMENT OR ASSISTANCE.
~ ST. VINCENT DE PAUL
No act of charity is foreign to the Society
In its 180th year, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is the largest lay Catholic charitable organization in the world. Founded in 1833 by French college student Frederic Ozanam, the Society today has more than 750,000 members operating in 146 countries.
A 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization, the St. Vincent de Paul Society operates thrift stores and food pantries as well as conducts personal visits to the homes of the poor. The Society’s U.S. members annually donate nearly seven million hours of their personal time to aid more than 14 million of their neighbors in distress and offering services valued at nearly $595 million.