St. Vincent de Paul Society

Current volunteers with the St. Vincent de Paul Society.


Who is The Society of St. Vincent de Paul? The Society of St. Vincent de Paul in St. Louis is a Catholic lay organization and serves those in need throughout the Greater St. Louis area. The Society consists of more than 3,400 volunteer members belonging to 139 parish-based conferences. In fact, there is a Conference right here at SHF Parish! We make home visits to those in need to provide person-to-person services, including arranging utility and prescription drug assistance and assisting with housing and transportation needs. The Society also operates nine Thrift Stores in the St. Louis area. Last year, the Society assisted more than 260,000 people and provided $14.6 million in direct aid. 

The Seven Holy Founder’s conference has been aggregated (a part of it) since March 2, 1964.
Over the course of 2021 we have helped hundreds of individuals and families with food, utility
payments and rents.
Additionally, our two parish cook-in teams with the financial support of the SVDP, feed over
400 people a month at the soup kitchen at St. Vincent De Paul Parish downtown.
We also provide clothing and home furnishings to our Neighbors in Need in our parish through
our Thrift Stores Voucher program.
Our support of the Affton Christian Food Pantry, both financially and with food donations,
assists residents (our neighbors) in the 63123 zip code. We are most thankful for all the prayers and novenas that are offered daily for the success of this Vincentian organization.
A very blessed and prayerful thank you to each and every one of our parishioners.
The St. Vincent De Paul Society of Seven Holy Founders.

Generous Donations Make the Work of the St. Vincent de Paul Society Possible.

Many of our neighbors are struggling to pay utilities, rent, car payments, etc... and are unable to provide food or even the basic necessities for their families. We anticipate the need for assistance to be even greater this year. We are appealing to you, our generous parishioners, to assist a family.   Thank you for praying for the success of our endeavors and for considering the ways you can assist our Neighbors in Need. In Christ, The St Vincent de Paul 


Donate Clothing.

Dear, generous SHF parishioners, Your St. Vincent de Paul Society can no longer continue to take your well-cared-for donated furniture and household items. We ask that you take your items to the Lemay Thrift store, or for large donations, you can call 314 881 6006 to schedule a pickup. Our Blue Bin on the lower level will still remain there to accept clothing and shoes; please don't place items outside this bin. We sincerely appreciate your unwavering support over the years and hopefully we can again accept your donations here at church in the future. St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Clean usable shirts, pants, coats, shoes, dresses, blouses. 
To donate these smaller items:
* Drop them in the blue collection bin at the lower level church entrance across from the parish hall and parish center. 
* Leave them at any of the other church entrance ways.
* Drop them off at the rectory office during business hours.
* Call the SHF St. Vincent De Paul hotline phone,
314-631-8248 and leave a message to arrange a time to drop off your items.

PLEASE REMEMBER: This drop box is only for donations of clothing.
Please, do not place food donations in this box; we continue to accept and appreciate donations of canned goods and other non-perishable foods to be left in church. ALSO: PLEASE DO NOT LEAVE ANYTHING OUTSIDE OF THE BOX.

Thank you for your continued support and generosity



Donate Food

The St. Vincent de Paul Society appreciates any and all food and paper product donations from
parishioners. The demand from the community,
has greatly reduced the availability of food items
we can give to those in need. The need is always
great for high protein, meat, fish, stew, chili, ravioli, tina canned hams etc.  We need your help. Our parish is a kind and loving parish and I think if everyone knew the situation the bins would fill rather quickly. Can you help us fill the shelves? God bless our parishioners!

Most Needed Items

  • Canned meats such as ham, chicken or tuna
  • Other canned foods
  • Any non-perishable food

These items can be brought to church throughout the year and placed in the vestibules.  These food items will be picked up by members of SVDP.  Canned goods can be dropped off at the rectory any day during business hours. 

Make A Cash Gift

Monetary Donations Are Always Welcome. 

  • Place cash or check in a plain envelope marked SVDP and drop it in the collection basket at any time.  Make checks out to SHF SVDP. 
  • Cash or checks can also be placed in the slots/donation boxes near all of the church entrances that are marked St. Vincent De Paul. 
  • When a family member passes away, memorial contributions can be made to SHF and put int he memo section St. Vincent Depaul.

Get Involved

Parish Cook-In Teams

SHF SVDP has 2 cook-in teams that help prepare meals at St. Vincent DePaul Parish.  If you are interested in helping out on either of these teams please call the SHF SVDP hotline (314-631-8248) and leave your name and phone number and a brief message.

Affton Christian Food Pantry

Volunteering During the Week
If you would like to volunteer during the week, the Affton Christian Food Pantry is looking for help.  Contact the Food Pantry at 314-580-3138 and ask for Anna. 

Volunteering with the SHF Team
Who is a Vincentian? A Vincentian is a member of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, one of the largest Catholic lay organizations of the world. Vincentians volunteer in local communities and are from every profession. Vincentians understand that everything that we have—skills, talents, material goods—comes from God, and that we are called as Christians to use those resources to reduce the suffering experienced by our brothers and sisters in need, providing face-to-face contact with those we serve. Vincentians believe that “no work of charity is foreign to the Society,” and so each local Parish Conference helps people in their area in different ways—assistance with utility bills, rent or mortgage assistance, clothing, furniture, or simply a prayer and companionship. Why be a Vincentian? See Christ in the face of the poor and to bring the love of God to those who are in material or spiritual need. You’ll grow spiritually and make friends. How to join us? Call 314-631-8248 to learn more. 



Making a Large Donation


To Donate Your Car...

Transportation can be a huge problem for the working poor.  Find information for donating a car on the webside for svdpstlouis.

To Donate Large Household Items...

Pick up can be arranged for large furniture and household items.  For more information check out the SVDP website   Or schedule a pick up by calling 314-881-6006.

All items must be on the first floor for pick-up.

Items Which Can Be Donated

  • Usable Furniture
    • Sofas and chairs
    • Dining room tables and chairs
    • Bedroom furniture
      (NO mattresses)
    • Bed frames, headboards and footboards
    • Desks, bookcases and dressers
  • Large kitchen appliances that are still in working condition including:
    • Stoves
    • Refrigerators
    • Freezers  

The Society now operates seven Thrift Stores in the Metro area.



Food items donated for Thanksgiving and Christmas 2021