Food Pantry Closed Christmas Eve
Friday - December 21, 2012
Just a reminder to anyone we haven't told while visiting, the food pantry will be closed on Monday, December 24 for Christmas Eve.
Any patrons that would have received a bag on Monday are welcome to come on Wednesday (12/26) or Saturday (12/29) to make the day up.
The kitchen will serve breakfast and lunch as usual.
St. Vincent de Paul Place | 2:34 PM
Monday - December 17, 2012
This week we will give a book to each child who receives food from our pantry! The parents are always very grateful for this gift. Thank you all for making it possible.
A student from a local college asked to do community service hours for a class he was taking. As the conversation continued his story came out. Several years ago he was homeless and spent some time in the overnight shelter we work with. He also made use of the services we provide at St. Vincent de Paul Place. He was able to find a job, put a little money together, and reconnect with his children.
Recently, he saw that the company is looking for a person with a higher degree, so he intends to stay in school and qualify for the better job.
This semester he took a social services class so he would have to do community service hours. It is his intention to write a paper on the value of services like St. Vincent de Paul Place.
We all worked a little harder after hearing his story.
On December 18 the Zoning Board gives us a decision on our request to stay at St. Joseph's School.
Making a list and checking it twice..
For Christmas Dinner we need the following:
· Donations toward the purchase of roast beef
· Boxes of instant mashed potatoes
· Butter and Margarine
· Frozen green beans , Mushroom soup– 200 servings
· Durkee fried onions for on top of green bean casserole
· Maple syrup
Gifts to be given on Christmas day:
· Shampoo and conditioner
· Deodorant men’s and women’s
· Men’s gloves large and ex –large
General items we are short of:
· Strong dish washing liquid Dawn or Palmolive
· Paper goods, plates, 10 ounce cold or hot cups
· Paper towels, napkins
Thank You for making our work possible!!!
Send response to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Both Jill and Corinne will receive your response. God Bless!
St. Vincent de Paul Place | 9:46 AM
Our Christmas Wish List
Wednesday - November 28, 2012
In addition to our wish list to give to others this year (see here), we also have some needs to keep us up and running. High priority needs for us right now are:
* Donations towards our heating bill
* Pantry foods - peanut butter, pasta/sauce, tuna, soup
* Disposable heavy-duty plates, 10oz hot cups, bowls for cereal
* Toilet paper, paper towels, bleach, floor cleaner
Thank you all for your help and have a wonderful Christmas and holiday season!
St. Vincent de Paul Place | 11:33 AM
Christmas at SVDPP.
Monday - November 26, 2012
* Books for Children
We will be giving out books to all the pantry children the second week of December. We need 100 books to do this. The ages range form newborns to eighteen. Please just new books for Christmas. Used books will be given out during February Vacation.
Last year one of the children picked out his book and read it as he walked through the pantry with his mom. He couldn’t wait.
Please bring donations of books to us by December 10. Thank you.
* Adopt a Family
If you are willing to help us provide Christmas Gifts for a family please send your name or any questions you may have to email@example.com. We have a few families that don’t get help from other programs. We would like to get this done early this year so let us know soon if you are interested.
At this time of year we also run drives for
Soap, Shampoo And Conditioner, Deodorant, Razors, Toothpaste And Toothbrushes.
* Gloves and Hats
We need men’s and women’s gloves and hats.
We give 300 of these out on Christmas Day.
* Christmas Dinner
We will be serving a Christmas Dinner. To sign up to help call Betty at 860-889-7374 after December 1st.
* Gifts to honor Christmas, Birthday, or other events
Give a gift in honor of someone. We will send them a card acknowledging your gift or send the card to you so you can have the fun of seeing them open the card.
Send us the donation and the name of the honoree. Please include instructions on where the card should be sent. Questions? Call 860-889-7374, between 8AM and 3PM Monday through Friday.
Thank you for your support in helping us make the holidays brighter for those in need. We hope you and your family have a wonderful Christmas and holiday season!
St. Vincent de Paul Place | 10:42 PM
Tuesday - November 13, 2012
We will be serving approximately 250 dinners in our dining room on Thanksgiving Day. We have most of the food needed for this feast including turkeys donated from Wychwood Turkey Farm in North Stonington.
We still need Centerpieces (20), placemats decorated by children (200), Thanksgiving Day cards for each of our guests (200), and any drawings we can use on the walls for decoration.
Our non-seasonal needs continue to grow as well.
The pantry continues to run short of:
* Macaroni and Cheese
* Pasta Sauce
* Tuna or other canned meat
* Peanut Butter and Jelly
Each week we give out between 300-500 of each of these items.
Become a monthly donor. Talk to your friends, clubs, churches or any organization and commit to bringing in one of these items every month. This would be a tremendous help to the working poor that come weekly for their groceries. We serve over 1000 children each month.
The Kitchen needs:
* Foam Plates – the ones with three divisions work best
* Plastic Bowls for cereal
* Hot and Cold Cups – 10 ounce
We are also in extreme need of toilet paper and paper towels.
Our current high-priority needs can be viewed on the home page of this site.
Thank you for all the help!!!
St. Vincent de Paul Place | 2:28 PM