St. Vincent de Paul, a 501(c)(3)non-profit, has been serving needy neighbors in Seattle and King County for 95 years. We have always invested as much as we can into programs to help people. Annually that represents 90 cents of every dollar donated to us. Unfortunately, we are now in need of all kinds of repairs and improvements to our facilities. We have numerous unfunded repair and capital improvement projects.
We need professional contractor help! Can your company help with any of these projects?
Sidewalk Construction — our newly remodeled Seattle store at 137th & Aurora Ave. needs a new sidewalk. We have the plans and permits, but no funds to complete the project.
Fence Building — our Renton store has a fence around the garbage area that is continually vandalized. It needs to be strengthened. Our central office in Georgetown also has theft problems because the fence is weak.
Security Systems — our sites need improved security systems. We have been burglarized numerous times because we do not have the funds to buy and install security systems.
Other outstanding projects include roof repair and replacement, interior and exterior painting, floor re-finishing, and HVAC repair and replacement.
St. Vinnie’s has a limited budget for facilities and maintenance, as we strive to put 90% of every dollar donated into our programs.
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Why Help St. Vincent de Paul?
95 Years of Community Service
St. Vincent de Paul started in North Seattle in 1920. In our 95 years of work in King County, the poor and the vulnerable have come to know, trust and respect us because we strive to serve everyone. About 80 percent of the people we serve are non-Catholic.
About 90 Cents of Every One Dollar Donated Helps People
Close to 90 cents of every one dollar donated to help the vulnerable. We have received the Charity Navigator Four Star Award two years in a row—an honor achieved by only 18% of all agencies evaluated by the organization.
Local Network of Chapters Helps Needy Neighbors
Our network of over 50 neighborhood-based conferences makes close to 12,500 home visits per year, helping 37,500 families and individuals with a variety of social support services.
We Try to Serve Everyone
We strive to serve everyone. About 80 percent of the people we serve are non-Catholic.
150,000 Served Last Year
We served close to 150,000 in all of our programs in Fiscal Year 2014.
Special Programs: Veterans, Latinos and Case Management with Best Practices
In addition to our emergency services like eviction prevention, three of our programs assist groups desperate for help, including our Operation Veteran Renewal program for Veterans, Centro Rendu—an educational resource center for our Latino neighbors, and the homeless—all people who need case management help to return to self-sufficiency.
At our Georgetown Food Bank, we run the FACES program (providing food, assistance, compassion and emergency services) for our homeless neighbors every Friday from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.
St. Vinnie’s Thrift Stores
Our network of five thrift stores provides new and recycled goods to low income neighbors, and serve as neighborhood community social service centers. We have moved social services to our stores so neighbors in need can get health care, case management help, education and other services to help them achieve self-sufficiency.