Illiya’s story is not unusual in Seattle today. Through circumstances, economic conditions and some unfortunate life choices, Illiya found himself living under a bridge near the St. Vincent de Paul office in Georgetown. With nowhere to live, no employment and no hope in sight, he came to St. Vincent de Paul for help. He became a volunteer, and through work with Erik, our food bank manager and his Case Manager Doug, we helped Illiya find a job at SVdP, housing in north Seattle, and other services to become self-sufficient.
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St. Vincent de Paul helps 150,000 people, like Illiya, in King County every year through our Home Visits, Helpline, Food Bank, Centro Rendu, Operation Veteran Renewal and Case Management. If you would like to support others like Illiya, please click here to make a tax-deductible donation to St. Vincent de Paul or send a check to:
St. Vincent de Paul
Attn: Illiya’s Story
5950 4th Ave S.
Seattle, WA 98108
How Can My Donation Help
$10 can buy an ORCA card and a round-trip on the Metro bus system.
$25 can buy a gas card to help a struggling neighbor get to work.
$50 can buy a Safeway card to help a family make it through the week until payday.
$100 can pay a past due utility bill and prevent electricity shut-off for a family.
$250 can pay a month’s rent and prevent homelessness for a struggling family or individual.
$500 can pay a month’s rent and prevent homelessness for two families or two individuals.
$1,000 can provide Case Management services for one person, like Illiya, for a year.
$5,000 can provide Case Management services for five people, like Illiya, for a year.
$10,000 can provide Case Management services for ten people, like Illiya, for a year.