December 02, 2016

St. Vincent de Paul Society of Milwaukee is an organization dedicated to the elimination of hunger and poverty in our community.

It's that time of the year again when we start to think about keeping the families we serve warm during the upcoming Winter months.  SVDP is collecting the following new or hand made items now, through the end of January:
Hats, Mittens, Gloves, and Scarves
All items will be distributed to our meal program guests and during our volunteer home visits.
Drop off items at our office location:  
9601 W Silver Spring Drive
Monday through Friday from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.    
Thank you so much for helping us keep children warm this winter.  
A HUGE THANK YOU to All Who Supported Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run to Benefit the Meal Program!

The Society appreciates the support of our sponsors and walk attendees who helped us raise funds for our two meal sites. The event raised over $16,000 to help us feed individuals and children at our two meal sites.

A BIG THANK YOU to our partners, Catholic Financial Life and Marquette University! They have generously helped behind the scenes with promoting, planning and hosting this event. It was great to see Dr. Lovell and his team running the 3 mile race. Our ‘family fun’ was enhanced by DJ Swirk’s music and the giant games on the lawn. The weather was absolutely perfect for our walk even though it was on the tail end of a rainy week! A BIG THANK YOU also goes out to Leona Katorski, a member of the St. John Paul II conference, who has raised over $25,000 in pledges since she started fundraising for the walk 6 years ago. Leona expressed that “this is her way of giving to the poor and hungry since she’s not able to do traditional Vincentian work of visiting people in their homes”. She spends countless hours asking people just to “give a little” , including her family, friends, neighbors, parishioners, local businesses and others, to help her raise funds for our meal program. Thank you again Leona! This year, our traveling trophies went to-St. John Paul II conference and Catholic Financial Life - congratulations and thank you for your generosity!

We are already planning our 10th annual 2017 Walk/Run for next year! We will keep you posted!  
Looking for Volunteers for our North Meal Site!
The SVDP north meal site located at 2600 N 2nd Street in Milwaukee is in dire need of meal providers and/or serving volunteers for the following dates:

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