The mission of St. Marguerite’s Chatper of the St. Vincent de Paul Society is to come to people’s aid in order to enable them to reduce and even master their own suffering themselves. Encounters with others can become a heart-to-heart, friendly relationship: beyond the sharing of one’s possessions – an elementary form of solidarity – lies the sharing of an existence which is to be attained, the gift of oneself.
Charity in closeness helps one look upon humanity, is an icon of Christ when it is humiliated, fragile, or handicapped. A meeting with a conferee (i.e., member/case worker) of SVdP becomes evangelical when the two partners in service respond to the call of the Lord, reveal it to one another, and end up recognizing each other as the actors in a mediation which is God’s work.
One of our slogans at SVdP is “neighbors helping neighbors,” and this couldn’t ring truer than now.
Regarding the stimulus bill, consider this: if you are one of the fortunate ones who don’t need this unexpected cash to tide you over until this outbreak passes, this may be your opportunity to change – perhaps even save – a life.
Just half of a $1,200 check will:
–Feed 251 people facing hunger with a meal
–Provide 2 families with safe and clean shelter for a week
–Clothe 134 adults and children who don’t have adequate clothing
The CARES Act provides a $300 above-the-line deduction for cash contributions from individual taxpayers who take the standard deduction.* That means you may donate up to $300 cash to SVdP Georgia with a corresponding reduction in taxable income.
Click here for the COVID-19 Response Fund Donation Page
Email campaign archive of SVDP-Georgia: Click here