I’m praying you can help with this problem…

I’m praying you can help with this problem…

I’m praying you can help with this problem… 150 150 St. Vincent de Paul Detroit

Dear Friends,

You may not realize it, but summer is an extremely difficult time for local families in need – and that means the demand for help from St. Vincent de Paul runs extra high.

The only way our Vincentian volunteers can serve all who need help throughout the summer is with the unselfish, sacrificial giving of our most generous friends like you.

Unfortunately, donations typically drop in the summer as supporters are away on vacation or take a break from their regular giving routines. That makes it a serious challenge for us to meet critical needs…and that’s why I’m asking for your help!

Only with your compassion and generosity will we have sufficient resources to care for the, poor, the homeless and other vulnerable individuals and families who need us.

The current situation is difficult. By conservative estimates, nearly 40 percent of Detroit residents are living below the poverty line. Many depend on our emergency assistance to help with basic needs.  

Please, will you make a gift to help local families in need during these summer months? Your gift will help children, families, seniors, and others right here in metro Detroit get back on their feet. Working together, we can make a real difference!

Some of those unable to make ends meet are breadwinners from “working poor” families. They labor 14+ hours at two or three jobs but still don’t earn enough to provide the most basic things for their families.

We do not presently have resources enough to help all who seek help, but I simply cannot turn anyone in need away. That is why your most generous gift today is so important.

Local families living at or below the poverty line have cut every unnecessary expense in an effort to make ends meet.

            At St. Vincent de Paul, we’re striving to provide a safety net to catch those in need in our community.

That’s why I must turn to our most dedicated supporters like YOU to help us through these summer months.  I – and the many we serve – need you to help today.

  I prayerfully request that you help with a gift today to meet immediate needs this summer. Each and every gift will make a difference by easing the burden of a family in need – and I’m grateful for any and all help you provide.

Thank you again for your extraordinary efforts to comfort the poorest of the poor in our midst.  May God bless and keep you and your loved ones throughout the summer.







Deacon Chris Stark, Executive Director

P.S. Needs this summer are already building up and many are counting on us – you and me. Please help. Your support is more important than ever now. God bless you for caring and for taking action today!