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Welcome to the Indianapolis Society of St. Vincent dePaul home on the web!

To make a monetary donation or schedule a pick-up for donated items click on:

Make a Donation

We are now accepting vehicle donations..

Click here to learn more about how to donate a car to a worthy cause.

Click on: Examples of Donated Cars to see the kinds of vehicles being donated.

Request for Help

Click here to request assistance.

Society of St. Vincent dePaul offers assistance to those who have fallen upon times of hardship and personal crisis. Ways in which SVdP helps include providing food, clothing and furniture, as well as financial assistance when funds are available.

SVdP is an international organization of lay people with presence in over 135 countries. In Indianapolis, SVdP has been serving people in need since the early 1960's.

2014 Mideast Regional Meeting Announcement

The 2014 Mideast Regional Meeting will be in St Joseph Michigan Saturday April 26th.
Click on: Registration and Agenda, to register for the meeting. Print out the form, fill it out and mail it to the address given on the form along with the $20.00 registration fee.
To make hotel reservations, call the Baymont Inn & Suites (269-428-9111) and request the SVdP special rate of $59.00.
Optionally, for those needing financial assistance with lodging, email or call Pat Jerrell (jerrellp@att.net --- cell: 371-457-1001, Home 317-783-7286).

It is about a 4 hour drive to St. Joe Michigan, so arriving on Friday April 25th is necessary.
Costwise, car pooling is recommended and Pat is prepared to rent a 15 passenger van leaving early Friday afternoon and returning Saturday evening. Call Pat to make this arrangment.

E-mail Communication Option

We are offering an email service to those who wish to receive this type of communication.
This service would include such publications as our quarterly newsletter (The Front Line), notice of upcoming events and mailings we currently send through the postal service.
This project will:
-significantly reduce our mailing costs
- provide a convenient paperless, environmentally friendly way to communicate with our clients and patrons.
- significantly improve the timeliness of information to our clients and donors

Be assured that any information provided will be used only for the purposes outlined above and we never share data with a third party.

If you would like to use this service, click on: here and follow the instructions.

Volunteer Form

We are hopeful that we can broaden our ability to attract more volunteers to enhance our mission of helping the needy. click on: Volunteer Donor Form, print out the form and mail it to:
SSVdP Indianapolis Council
3001 E. 30th St.
Indpls, IN 46218
Attn: Greg Dolan

Hint for smartphone users: take a photo of the completed form and email it to gdolan@indy.rr.com

Note: For users of MS Word click on: Volunteer Donor Form Interactive, and follow the instructions/

Thank you for your interest.

Volunteers needed

We are in critical need for volunteers to respond to calls on our Help Line telephone system from those in need requesting assistance.
For details , send an email to:
Sarah Newton
email addr: (you can copy /paste Sarah's email addr into your email program)
Please give consideration to this request. The future for the continuation of this service that has long served those in need depends on having trained volunteers.

International Commission for Aid and Development

The following meeting minutes will make you proud to be part of an organization the truly practices Christ's teachings. Click on:
Meeting minutes dated Dec 14,2011
Meeting minutes dated Feb 1, 2012
Meeting minutes dated Nov 7, 2012
Meeting minutes dated Jan 16, 2013
Meeting minutes dated April 24, 2013
Acceptance Document - International Confederation
for more information

Bicycles Needed

The Holy Cross SVdP Conference is asking for donations of used bicycles to help those in need with no means of transportation. Bicycles needing repair are also welcome.
We also need helmets. ponchos, backpacks, bicycles locks, and reading glasses.
Click on: here for pictures of 3 ladies who received donated bikes and are now in their own homes and two have joined Holy Cross.
To donate a bike or any of the above items, call or email Maureen McLean 317-631-4369....E-mail for information on how and where to drop it off.

Changing Lives Forever

The Society of St Vincent de Paul Indianapolis Council is sponsoring a program to help individuals and families move from a position of dependency on government and/or community assistance to a state of self-sufficiency.

Click on: Shiela Gilbert Video
to hear Shiela's detailed vision of Promoting Systemic Change presented at the 2012 meeting of the South Central Region.

The six-month program begins in March at the SVdP Food Center 3001 E 30th Street. Registration for the next session will begin in January.

Click on: here for more information about this program that could help make a lasting change in your life.

Click on: brochure front fora brochure about this program that could help make a lasting change in your life.

Click on: brochure back fora brochure about this program that could help make a lasting change in your life.

Facility Closings for 2014

Food Pantry--- Apr 13 -19; May 18 - 26; June 29- July 5; Aug 24-Sept 1; Nov 23-29; Dec 21-Jan 3, 2015
Distribution Center---Apr 19; May 24; July 5; Aug 30: Nov 29; Dec 20; Dec 27.


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SVdP Photo Gallery

Ozanam Breakfast Photos 5/1/2013
SSVdP Regonal Meeting 6-29-2013
Friends of the Poor Walk Sept 28, 2013
Lilly Day of Service Oct 10. 2013
SSVdP Annual Meeting Oct 13, 2013

Volunteer Opportunities

Our need for volunteers is growing and varied. Click on: Volunteer Opportunities Brochure for more information

Global Wave of Prayer

On Tuesday, December 10, Pope Francis will launch a worldwide movement to respond to the needs of the poor and vulnerable in our midst by praying and acting to end hunger.

At noon local time, a global wave of prayer will begin in Tonga and will progress around the world until it reaches American Samoa some 24 hours and more than 164 countries later.

SVdP will work with other local Catholic Agencies to get the word out to as many people in Southeast Michigan as possible in the process.

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Click the link below to read all about what is going on at SVDP.

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SVdP National Council website

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