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St. Vincent de Paul Society
   St. Robert Conference



School Supplies CollectionSociety of St. Vincent de Paul

Thank you for assisting with our School Supplies Drive in July!       



You know those cylinders in church?

Loose change placed in the cylinders at each church entrance goes to our St. Vincent de Paul Society Conference which assists people in our area who are in economic need. The St. Vincent de Paul Conference is St. Robert's main outreach to people in financial need. Members visit those who ask for help by providing some assistance (bus passes, grocery cards, or vouchers for clothing or furniture). Learn more at:
St. Vincent de Paul Society. Milwaukee's St. Vincent de Paul Society is in need of volunteers to short, wash, and price items for resale. Please contact Beth at 462-7837.



SVdP MKE
Meal Program

For the past 30 years, St. Robert has sponsored a meal at St. Vincent de Paul (formerly St. Gall) on the first Thursday of every month.  We are in need of three or four more volunteers to prepare baked chicken, either as a substitute or as a monthly cook.  One of our cooks is retiring after 25 years and another is away.  If you are interested or have questions, please contact Margaret Mathews Sankovitz at (414) 964-9138 or jsankovitz@wi.rr.com.  Thank you!



Cold Weather Warming Room

When outside temperatures drop to 10 degrees, Milwaukee’s St. Vincent de Paul Society opens a “warming room” for the homeless. 
Current needs include:
     ♦ Volunteers.  We could especially use volunteers right after the evening meal to help distribute the blankets, change of clothes, and toiletries to our guests and then again in the morning around 6:30 to help with breakfast/cleanup.  Also, if anybody is available during the night to help our staff with supervising we welcome the help.
     ♦ Blankets, sleeping bags, sweatpants, toiletries, socks, underwear.
     ♦ Financial Support. 

     ♦ Bag lunches, breakfast, soup, easy to heat up types of food.  We usually serve the guests soup or a something warm before they sleep, provide a simple breakfast, and a bag lunch to go.  We welcome donations of food or volunteers to stay after the meal and help us prepare the food for the guests.

Please contact Jean Baumgardner, meal site manager, about volunteering or donating:  (414) 339-5250 or
svdpmeal@gmail.com.
  
 
 

Join the St. Vincent de Paul Society!

Poverty exists, although perhaps hidden at times, in St. Robert's neighborhood. Several times per month, the Parish Office or the Central Office of St. Vincent de Paul is contacted by people in our immediate area in need of financial help. The St. Vincent de Paul Conference is St. Robert's main outreach to people who are financially in need. Members visit those who ask for help and distribute gift cards to a local grocery store or bus passes, as needed. Currently there is a need for more members to help with this outreach. Interested?  Call Neal Pease at 963-1098.



A Message from the Ladies of CharityLadies of Charity

The mission of the Ladies of Charity in Miwaukee is to clothe
     school-aged children in Milwaukee.  School social workers
     determine the clothing needs of a family and send them to
     our store (39th & Hampton) with a voucher. 
We make sure
     that children have new underwear and socks and nearly-new
     clothing for the school year.  
This year we were fortunate to work with the Vince Condella
     Clothing Drive through the Salvation Army and have served
     approximately 600 children between September and December.  
We accept financial aid and donations of new or nearly new clothing.  
Our store is open from 9:00 am until noon on Thursday mornings. 
For more information, contact parishioners Mary Domer or Mary Johnson.  



Got used furniture?
Gently used furniture and household items in good condition may be donated to the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Please call Cindy at 462-7863 to schedule a pick up.



Links
Who was St. Vincent de Paul?
Ladies of Charity USA
St. Vincent de Paul     Milwaukee
St. Vincent de Paul     USA
St. Vincent de Paul     International
A Year of Service        Vincentian Service Corps

 

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