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Category: From the Director

Experience the hope of Easter this year like never before…

  Dear Friends, “How marvelous it would be,” Pope Francis has said, “if, at the end of the day, each of us could say: today I have performed an act of charity toward others.” Such a basic thing can bring about so much good – it’s good for the person you’re helping, of course, but […]

Join me in welcoming Shelly Robertson, our new Director of Development. Please read her message below…

  Dear Friends, I can’t tell you how happy and honored I am to join our Executive Director, Deacon Chris Stark, and the rest of the St. Vincent de Paul staff and volunteers to serve the poorest and most vulnerable of our community. And though I know it won’t be easy keeping up with the […]

Your generosity at work in 2017…

Dear Caring Friend, Thank you for all your support in 2016! You’ve been a great friend to our most vulnerable neighbors through St. Vincent de Paul. Because of you, we’ve been able to help many in our local community who had fallen on hard times this past year. But as I write today, many are […]

2016 Year End Campaign

  Dear Friend, With the Christmas season almost here and 2016 quickly coming to a close, I want you to know what a tremendous difference you’ve made this year. I couldn’t be more grateful for your compassion and help. Through St. Vincent de Paul, you’re transforming lives. Among other good works, you’ve fed the hungry, […]

2016 Christmas Hope Drive

  Dear Friend, As the holiday season approaches, I think of the good works of mercy and compassion happening here at St. Vincent de Paul – and I’m thankful for you. You’ve been a great friend supporting our efforts throughout the year. But as I write today, many here in the Southeast Michigan community are […]

Our 2016 Thanksgiving Fund Drive is underway…

“To change the world we must be good to those who cannot repay us.” – Pope Francis Dear Caring Friends, With the leaves turning red and gold and Thanksgiving on the near horizon, I find myself reflecting on the many blessings in my life. As a caring friend of St. Vincent de Paul, you are […]

2016 Annual Fund Drive

Dear Friends, As I move into my new role as Executive Director of this life-changing organization, I feel blessed to know you’re with me. Our work together – yours and mine – is critically important. Children right here in our community are going to bed hungry. Breadwinners are out of work. Families with small children […]

See just how much your support did in 2015…

Dear Caring Friends, It begins with love and compassion. With eyes capable of seeing the suffering of another – and a stirring in the heart that, quite literally, compels you to action. The Good Samaritan had these things… and so do you. You and I may not have yet developed the Good Samaritan’s extraordinary degree […]

This summer we need your support…

Dear Caring Friend, Your compassion and help through St. Vincent de Paul is so important to stop unnecessary suffering in our neighborhood. When Pope Francis call us – you and me – to be “merciful, like the Father” in this Holy Year of Mercy, I believe he’s thinking of someone like Alicia*… Alicia, a single […]

Serve the Poor All Easter Season

Dear Friends, You are close in our work and you remain in my prayers throughout the Easter season. Some forget, but the Easter Season – a time of great hope and joy – isn’t a one-day celebration. It continues through Pentecost on May 15. As I reflect on the new hope of Easter, I’m reminded […]