"No act of charity is foreign to the Society."
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis is part of a worldwide organization of lay Catholic men and women who are committed to live and grow in their Christian faith through prayer and personal involvement in charitable works. The Society’s mission is accomplished through parish and community-based groups called Conferences (volunteers) and programs called “Special Works.” The Society’s work includes any actions that promote the dignity of the person, alleviate suffering and distress and correct the conditions that cause them.
As a reflection of the whole family of God, members (known as 'Vincentians') are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group and economic level. Organized locally, 'Vincentians' witness God’s love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society makes no distinction in those we serve, because in them we see the face of Christ.
By the Numbers
- Financially independent and self-funding
- $1 million annual budget
- Provided furniture, clothing, household goods, and other support to over 45,000 people last year.
- Provided 1.76 million free meals in 2016, Increased to 2.1 million free meals in 2017
- Recycled over 2.6 million pounds of household goods and clothing last year
- 25 employees and 180 volunteers
- Service area extends from Faribault to Milaca, Willmar to Hudson