Archives for August 2013
This short video clip details St. vincent de Paul accountability and how important it is to donors.
Marra Farm is a model urban community farm engaging people in sustainable agriculture and education while enhancing local food security. Tucked into the South Park neighborhood of Seattle, it has 4 acres of historic preserved farmland.
SVdP is in desperate need of major produce donations, so we can continue to provide our guests with quality and nutritious food. On Tuesday, SVdP’s Food Bank served 1,433 people from 445 households.
In October, SVdP will be sponsoring the Seattle Social Justice Film Festival, which will to “exhibit a series of short and feature-length documentaries and narrative films broadly related to social justice, with a special focus on prisoner justice in the U.S.”The Social Justice Film Festival highlights film and video work being done to institute change around the world. As a movement, social justice promotes a global culture where equality is achieved on all levels. This includes issues pertaining to incarceration, the environment and sustainability, oppression, race and racism, the arts, animal right, alternative currency and lifestyles, corruption within the system, and so much more. The festival will showcase works that challenge society structures all over the glove on a macro and micro level as well as works that challenge the medium.
We’d like to thank the parishioners at Our Lady of Guadalupe in West Seattle for their donations to SVdP.
If you’d like to set up a donation box in your office, church, or school, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will deliver a box and tax receipts. Once your box is full, we will arrange a pick up. We appreciate your goods and clothing donations, and so do our neighbors in need!
SVdP’s Director of Hispanic Outreach Services, Mirya Roach, attended Rep. Adam Smith’s Non-Profit Organization Roundtable last week to discuss federal legislative issues, concerns and priorities in the non-profit sector. Thank you for allowing St. Vincent de Paul to be part of the conversation.
For more information about Centro Rendu, visit www.svdpseattle.org/centro-rendu/espanol/.
Meet Tom, who has been with SVdP for just shy of three years. For a few months, he was the coordinator of the Sacred Heart Food Bank. Tom was then promoted as the Director of Social Support Services, such as Case Management and the Help Line. He now is SVdP’s Director of Vincentian Support – Formation.
“St. Vincent de Paul does two things that I really appreciate. One, they truly respect the dignity of those we serve. We just don’t serve numbers, we serve people and it is highly expected that we treat all those we serve with respect and compassion. I also like the way SVdP is thinking creatively in how to address the needs of marginalized persons. Whether it is developing cognitive programs that help people think differently or bringing in nurses to support persons health, we are seeking to holistically understand and respond to poverty.”