The Society St. Vincent de Paul is one of the best kept secrets of the Evansville – Tri-State area with its effort to help those who are needy in our community. What are the details?
St. Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor Walk
- Saturday, September 29, 2012
- Evansville State Hospital Grounds
- Registration is at 8 a.m., and the walk begins at 9 a.m.
- 1 Mile and 5K routes will be available.
- Financial and food donations are welcome.
Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Help the Friends of the Poor Walk
- There will be 160 other Walks for the Poor on the Same Day – you’ll be walking with over 18,000 others across the United States.
- All funds raised by the Walk for the Poor will be used in Southwestern Indiana to help the poor and the needy.
- In the Evansville district, there are 26 Catholic parishes actively involved in SVdP services. (Posey, Vanderburgh, Gibson, and Warrick Counties) who provide direct emergency assistance to the local poor. Half of the funds raised Saturday will directly help those parishes help the needy in their own back yards.
- Lasts year, SVdP helped more than 4,900 families and individuals in the Evansville area.
- SVdP must raise its own funds not only to help with parishes but to manage their food pantry (which provides food to low income people who can visit the store once monthly if they qualify) and the thrift store which is open to the public but provides clothing and household items to those in need. SVdP does not receive funding from the Diocese of Evansville or the Daughters of Charity.
Top 3 Ways to Help the Friends of the Poor Walk.
- Join the walk. Bring your friends and donations.
- Donate money online. If you search for the following walkers and donate to their walks, your money will stay local: Beamer, Jill, Gries, Pamela, Gries, Janet, The Jackson Family, Cor Unum, Torrevillas, Wilchela, Torrevillas, Wilchela, or Williams, Cynthia.
- Donate food items to the Tri-State Racquet Club. They are accepting donations through September 28.