NEWS and EVENTS
Annual "Friends of the Poor Walk"
"And the King will answer them, Truly, I say to you, as you did for the least of these my brothers, you did it to me". Matthew 25:40
The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul provides help to those who need assistance in our community regardless of religion, ethnicity or social status.
Last year our Conference at Saint Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Bradenton helped over 2,500 individuals and families. But we are forced to turn others away due to a lack of funds.
In 2014 our Conference adopted the program "Walk for the Poor" to help us raise much needed funds, today known as "Friends of the Poor Walk". In March 2021 we will once again walk for our friends in need won't you join us?
You can make a difference in the lives of our neighbors, you can make a difference in helping the "least of His people". The date and time for the 2021 walk is still to be determined. Please watch our website for information..
The 2020 Giving Challenge
The 2020 Giving Challenge took place over a 24-hour period beginning Noon April 28th through Noon April 29th. During that 24-hour period St. Vincent de Paul Ss Peter and Paul was blessed by an outpouring we never could have imagined raising over $35,000. 201 donors gave $18,779 dollar garnering a match of $16,483 from the Patterson Foundation for a total raised of $35,262. Monies that will go to helping those in need in our community. God is incredibly good, His Grace shines through in the generosity and caring of His people. We are grateful to all those who gave so generously, we were Blessed in your giving, because without you we could not do what we do in this mission of service. Thank you and may God richly Bless you!
Partnering with Food Bank of Manatee
We haven't mentioned much about the Covid-19 environment we are all presently living in but if one thing has become abundantly clear from this pandemic, outside its health impacts, it has been the extreme financial and emotional pressure it has put on families. We at Saint Vincent de Paul Ss Peter and Paul have had a partnership with the Food Bank of Manatee for several years now. In recent months, the need for food for the friends we serve has increased. We have been able, through our partnership with Food Bank of Manatee, to provide increased food services by directly delivering food to those we assist as part of their Emergency Food Program. We are grateful for the added assistance available for the those in need during these most unusual times.