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Save the Date for the 12th Annual Friends of the Poor Walk on September 28th 2019

Save the Date for the 12th Annual Friends of the Poor Walk on September 28th 2019 200 200 St. Vincent de Paul Detroit

Our Friends of the Poor Walk continues to grow in numbers, meaning we can serve more of our neighbors in need.    Save the date and join us so, together, we can raise awareness of our mission and generate the funds that support all that our Vincentian members do to provide assistance to those who come to St. Vincent de Paul Detroit seeking help.

Save the Date: 11th Annual Friends of the Poor Walk on Sept. 29th

Save the Date: 11th Annual Friends of the Poor Walk on Sept. 29th 612 792 St. Vincent de Paul Detroit

 

Save the Date

11th Annual Friends of the Poor Walk!

Saturday, September 29, 2018 – Belle Isle, Detroit

Each year, our Walk continues to grow in the numbers of people who sponsor the event, and those who participate in joining the Walk.  The purpose of the Walk is to raise awareness of our mission and to generate helpful funds in support of all that our Vincentian volunteers do to help our ‘neighbors in need.’  The 2017 Walk was our biggest yet, with over 700 participants who raised over $64,000 but we want to beat that in 2018!

 

Daniel P. Malone Named New CEO of St. Vincent de Paul

Daniel P. Malone Named New CEO of St. Vincent de Paul 338 338 St. Vincent de Paul Detroit

The Board of Directors of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for the six counties of Metro Detroit has appointed Daniel P. Malone as its new Chief Executive Officer effective March 1, 2018.

“I have always budgeted time for our community, and the dramatic rise in inequality that our nation has witnessed this past year has only heightened that interest. Now I want to pursue those efforts on a full time basis. St. Vincent de Paul Society of Detroit has provided me with precisely that opportunity,” Mr. Malone said. “While I deeply appreciated serving our clients, our firm and served the legal profession for almost forty years, I am humbly and enthusiastically looking forward to advancing the Society’s mission and serving those in need.”

As member of the firm of Butzel Long for 38 years Mr. Malone has been recognized within the automotive supplier community as a legal expert regarding automotive safety issues. He has worked with governmental agencies, associations and domestic clients as well as many from South Korea, Japan, and Germany.

Therese Frye, President of the Board of Directors said “We are extremely pleased that Dan is joining St. Vincent de Paul Detroit. Dan brings a servants heart to the position of CEO. We look forward to his working with the rest of our team in furthering our Mission of caring for those in need.”
Mr. Malone is the recipient of the Champion of Justice Award from the State Bar of Michigan. This prestigious award is given to practicing lawyers and judges of integrity who adhere to the highest principles and traditions of the legal profession. Recipients demonstrate superior competence and extraordinary professional accomplishment that benefit the nation, state and local community.

Mr. Malone has extensive and dedicated history of service in the nonprofit community, including serving on the boards of Generation of Promise, U of D Jesuit High School, Boysville of Michigan, and several others. He will replace Roger Playwin who has very capably served as Interim CEO for the past four months.

Donate Your Vehicle to Help Our Neighbors in Need!

Donate Your Vehicle to Help Our Neighbors in Need! 1000 831 St. Vincent de Paul Detroit

 

Did you know you can donate your vehicle to support St. Vincent de Paul? NOW is the perfect time! If you donate your car, truck, SUV, motorcycle. RV, boat or even an airplane, you may qualify for a 2018 tax deduction. We’ll handle the process from start to finish, and we even give you a tax receipt when we come to pick up your vehicle. Call 800-322-8284 or visit http://svdpdet.careasy.org/HOME.html to get started on your donation today!

#GivingTuesday is November 28th!

#GivingTuesday is November 28th! 150 150 St. Vincent de Paul Detroit

Founded in 2012, Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that takes place annually after Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday. It’s considered the launch of the giving season. This year Giving Tuesday is Tuesday, November 28.

How you can participate in Giving Tuesday:

  • Donate to help us help our neighbors in need!
  • Donate your unused car, truck, motorcycle, boat or RV! For more information on getting started, visit http://svdpdet.careasy.org/HOME.html
  • Donate clothing, shoes, households goods and furniture at any SVdP Thrift Store.
  • Take photos of yourselves helping SVdP and post on social media. For example, donate clothing at one of our 10 Thrift Store and Donation Centers and take a photo! Ask your employer to allow you to wear jeans to work for a donation to SVDP or host a bake sale and take photos. These photos are called “unselfies” the opposite of “selfies,” as you are doing “unselfish” work for SVdP! Take your picture, tag it #unselfie and #GivingTuesday. Upload to your Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. Don’t forget to add something to your posts to the effect of I’m proud to support @svdpdet on #GivingTuesday! Help me help others & donate now at svdpdetroit.org
  • After you give to support #GivingTuesday, share the giving spirit with your friends and followers by  downloading the “sticker” below and making it your profile picture on social media. Thanks for being part of this international day of giving back!  

Thank you for your generous support of St. Vincent de Paul, today and throughout the year.  We couldn’t help our neighbors in need without you! 

Alliance Catholic Credit Union Holds Coat Drive for St. Vincent de Paul

Alliance Catholic Credit Union Holds Coat Drive for St. Vincent de Paul 150 150 St. Vincent de Paul Detroit

In an effort to keep Southeast Michigan residents warm this winter, Alliance Catholic Credit Union will be holding a month-long coat and winter outer wear drive from Oct. 16 through Nov. 16 at all seven branch locations. Donations will benefit St. Vincent de Paul Detroit that will distribute them to those in need.

Credit Union staff is encouraging individuals to purge their closets of any gently used winter outdoor wear for kids and adults.

“We’re excited to work with an organization like St Vincent de Paul who is doing so much good in the Catholic community,” said Keith Burke, vice-president of Information & Strategic Growth. “Our members always respond generously in service to those less fortunate.”

All slightly used or new coats, winter hats, gloves or mittens, and scarves for children and adults, can be dropped off at any of Alliance Catholic’s seven branch locations:

  • 2305 Monroe St, Dearborn
  • 19219 Allen Rd, Melvindale
  • 912 N Main, Rochester
  • 35353 Dodge Park Rd, Sterling Hts.
  • 9300 Cooper St, Taylor
  • 255 E Maple Rd, Troy
  • 7875 Cooley Lake Rd, West Bloomfield

2017 Friends of the Poor Walk brings largest crowd yet!

2017 Friends of the Poor Walk brings largest crowd yet! 150 150 St. Vincent de Paul Detroit

The 10th Annual Friends of the Poor Walk, held on September 30th, was a huge success!   

Each year, our Walk continues to grow in the numbers of people who sponsor the event, and those who participate in joining the Walk.  The purpose of the Walk is to raise awareness of our mission and to generate helpful funds in support of all that our Vincentian volunteers do to help our ‘neighbors in need.’  We continue to tabulate the total number of participants and support received from the event, but we can report that the overwhelming consensus of all involved believes that our participation of Walkers has achieved an all-time high of more than 700 people!  Thank you to all the Walkers, volunteers and donors to this great event!  Also, thank you to our generous Presenting Sponsor Alliance Catholic Credit Union!

 

 

Journey to Housing Presents “An Evening of Hearts III”

Journey to Housing Presents “An Evening of Hearts III” 150 150 St. Vincent de Paul Detroit

Tickets are now on sale for Journey to Housing‘s 3rd annual Evening of Hearts Fund-raiser supporting homeless families.  This year’s event will be even more exciting than last with an opportunity to dance to the music of Steve King and the Dittilies!

 

Catholic League Holds 3rd Annual “Champions of Charity” Clothing Drive Competition – September 25-29 to benefit SVdP

Catholic League Holds 3rd Annual “Champions of Charity” Clothing Drive Competition – September 25-29 to benefit SVdP 150 150 St. Vincent de Paul Detroit

Stay tuned for the winning school announcement!  Thank you to all the schools and donors who participated!  

Helping Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria Victims

Helping Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria Victims 150 150 St. Vincent de Paul Detroit

Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by this brutal hurricane season.  If you would like to join St. Vincent de Paul in our efforts to help our neighbors in need, you may make a donation to SVdP USA Domestic Disaster Relief Fund with the National Council here.

If you prefer to support SVdPUSA’s disaster relief by check, please send it to:

National Council of the United States

Society of St. Vincent de Paul

58 Progress Parkway

Maryland Heights, MO 63043

(Be sure to write “Domestic Disaster Relief Fund” or Hurricane ___ in the memo field)