2014 CROP Hunger Walk is CLOSE!!

Thursday - April 24, 2014

Please join our team on Sunday, May 4th at Lee Memorial Church on Washington Street in Norwich for the 2014 CROP Hunger Walk! The walk will begin at 1:00 p.m.

This year, 25% of the proceeds will go to St. Vincent de Paul Place!

If you'd like to sign up, you can call us at 860-889-7374 and speak to Shawn, or you can email srsvdpp@gmail.com.

For more information, visit the CROP Hunger Walk website at www.cropwalk.org

St. Vincent de Paul Place | 6:46 AM

A Modest Proposal

Thursday - April 24, 2014

Would you consider making a monthly commitment for a year?

Recruit your book club, soccer team, scout group, or church to bring a donation to your meeting, then designate someone to deliver it to St. Vincent de Paul Place Norwich. For example, we have
*an AARP group that brings in tuna fish every time they meet
*St. Matthias Parish in East Lyme brings us large soups monthly
St. John's Parish brings us coffee monthly.


We tend to receive lots of donations over the holidays then not so many during the remaining months. This monthly program would ease those difficult months. We are extremely grateful for everything we receive!!

We need groups help monthly with the following kitchen items:

Margarine -- we use at least a pound a day. Stores often sell it for about a dollar a pound. We would need at least 25 lbs a month.

Sugar -- we often run short of sugar. We use 5 lbs a day.

Oatmeal -- We offer this each morning. We need one of the large round 42-oz boxes every day. We need about 28 of these each month.

Orange Juice -- we need 2 large frozen cans of every day. We are open 6 days a week. That is approximately 50 cans of orange juice a month.

Toilet Paper -- We are always short of toilet paper. Our pantry families are often in desperate need of this basic item. We could use 12 rolls a day. We would love to give each of the 180 families that come each week one roll.

St. Vincent de Paul Place | 6:45 AM

2014 Annual Appeal

Saturday - March 15, 2014

Each year during the Holy Season of Lent, we are asked to join together in support of our neighbors in need through the Annual Catholic Appeal. Gifts to the ACA provide critical funding for over 25 Diocesan ministries, programs and services that help thousands of people across the four counties comprising the Diocese of Norwich. Thanks to your generosity, $2.95 million was raised through the Annual Catholic Appeal last year.

We have been called by our Holy Father Pope Francis to help “Shine the Light of HOPE” brightly on those among us who are burdened with poverty and hardship. It is through our generosity and kindness that a shaft of light can break through the heavy clouds that can create darkness and despair for individuals and families.

Ministries and programs funded by the Annual Catholic Appeal offer hope to so many –



HOPE to those who are alone in the world

HOPE to the child who goes to bed hungry

HOPE to the homeless

HOPE to the family desperate to make ends meet

HOPE to the young mother struggling through an unexpected pregnancy

HOPE to our youth for a better tomorrow



The Lord has allowed his light to shine in our hearts. With his love and his teachings, we have the opportunity to “Shine the Light of HOPE” upon others through our support of the ACA.

Please prayerfully consider making a gift to the 2014 Annual Catholic Appeal and help us to “Shine the Light of HOPE” in all its abundant glory. I thank you for your continued kindness, generosity and prayers.



Sincerely,

Most Reverend Michael R. Cote, D.D.

Bishop of Norwich

P.S. I hope that your support to the Annual Catholic Appeal will bind us all closer to one another and to Christ.

St. Vincent de Paul Place | 10:11 AM

17th Annual $1 Million Giveaway to Fight Hunger

Friday - March 14, 2014

For the 17th consecutive year, Alan Shawn Feinstein will divide $1 million among non-profit hunger fighting agencies nationwide, using it as a spur to help them raise funds this March and April.

The greater the amount of donations made to us, the greater the amount of Feinstein challenge money we can get! Donations and pledges made between March 1st and April 30th can be used in the challenge. Donations can include cash, checks, and food items (at the rate of $1.00 per item or pound). Just let us know that you heard about the challenge and that's why you're donating!

Feinstein's past annual spring $1 million challenges to fight hunger have raised over $2 billion for over 1800 agencies and houses of worship nationwide helping the needy. Donations toward this campaign makes you a partner in the most successful ongoing grassroots effort ever to fight hunger!

For more information, please visit www.feinsteinfoundation.org

St. Vincent de Paul Place | 1:37 PM

QPR Suicide Prevention Course

Thursday - March 13, 2014

QUESTION, PERSUADE, REFER

3 simple steps that anyone can learn to help save a life from suicide. Just as people trained in CPR and the Heimlich Maneuver help save thousands of lives each year, people trained in QPR learn how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question, persuade, and refer someone to help. Each year thousands of Americans, like you, are saying "Yes" to saving the life of a friend, colleague, sibling, or neighbor.

In one hour, you can become a Gatekeeper

As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper you will learn to:
*recognize the warning signs of suicide
*know how to offer hope
*know how to get help and save a life

Gate keepers include: parents, friends, neighbors, teachers, ministers, doctors, nurses, office supervisors, squad leaders, foremen, police officers, advisors, caseworkers, firefighters, and many others who are strategically positioned to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.

Free training offered by:
NORWICH SUICIDE PREVENTION ALLIANCE
St. Vincent de Paul Place
120 Cliff St.
Wednesday, March 26 9 - 10:30 a.m.

St. Vincent de Paul Place | 7:26 AM