Care Package Program 2023
With the assistance of the parishioners from St. Rose of Lima, St. John the Evangelist and St. Patrick, the St. Rose SVDP Conference continued in its efforts to serve the poor and needy.
Our Conference helped make living through the tough times a little bit easier for the seniors, homeless, new and expectant moms and the single parents in our community by supplying Care Packages for their use. These packages contained items that each group would find useful, such as toiletries, blankets, gloves, hats, jigsaw puzzles, scented candles, healthy snacks, diapers, baby wipes, parenting books, coffee mugs, bath bombs, activity books, etc. Each donor was also asked to include items to help boost the mental health of the recipient, such as a handwritten note of encouragement, a rosary, prayer card, gift card, etc.
Through the collection period, the St. Rose SVDP Conference delivered over 190 care packages to these needy individual and families with the help of Family Services and WIC.
The members of the St. Rose SVDP Conference would like to take this time to thank all our donors who make our programs possible and the lives of the needy a bit easier.
God Bless You All!
Kooman & Associates Food Donation
Christmas Help for Families
The Conference delivered Christmas presents along with a frozen turkey to two single mothers and their families. This is the second year the St. Rose SVDP Conference has helped a needy family at Christmas.
Homeless Support Program
The St. Rose of Lima St. Vincent de Paul Conference continued with its Homeless Support Program with a collection of hooded sweatshirts for use by Family Services in their homeless/needy programs. Parish members from St. Rose, St. John, and St. Patrick donated slightly worn and new hooded sweatshirts towards this worthy cause. The collection ran during the month of November, and St. Patrick’s collection was extended through the middle of December.
A total of 216 sweatshirts, along with numerous hats/beanies, scarfs, and gloves were delivered to Family Services by the Conference. Close to 50 coats were also collected. Since the homeless shelter was not taking coats, only hoodies, the coats were taken to the SVDP Thrift Store where those who are in need of financial assistance can receive store vouchers for clothing. One free coat is included in that voucher.
Dan Weaver, St. Rose Conference president, said, “The members of the St. Rose of Lima SVDP Conference would like say thank you to all the parish members who donated to this noble cause. When we give to the poor, God indeed pours his love, peace and joy into our hearts, into our lives and into the hearts of those who are poor. God Bless You All!
Thanksgiving Food Drive
Here are some photos of the Thanksgiving Food Drive delivery to Evergreen Manor and Family Services. We estimate the value of the food collected to be $3,000. Thank you to all those who contributed to this endeavor. God Bless You!
40 Cans for 40 Days - 2022
For our third straight year, St. Rose of Lima parishioners joined the members of the Hollidaysburg Knights of Columbus in their Lenten 40 Cans for 40 Days food drive. Together we were able to collect and donate 1,730 lbs. of food and $1,000 in cash to our area food banks. Your St. Rose St. Vincent de Paul Conference would like to thank all those who contributed to this endeavor. It was a huge success! God Bless You All!
Care Package Program continues...
Our latest delivery of 81 care packages included:
Below is a photo of our first Care Package delivery to Family Services this year. Thank you to all who participated in this program! God Bless You!