St. Vincent de Paul

Thank you for your holiday donations

We would like to extend our appreciation to the parishioners of St. Kevin and St. Benedict who participated in our Giving Tree fundraiser by donating gift cards, food, and money so that we could assemble gift baskets for those in need in our community.

Your generous and thoughtful contributions enabled us to distribute Thanksgiving baskets to 80 families and Christmas baskets to 70 families.  While we are most grateful for your donations of food, gift cards, and money these baskets also helped relieve the stress and burden of having to go without during the holiday season and allowed these families to truly celebrate and enjoy Christmas.

—Sincerely, Mary Conroy and the members of St. Vincent de Paul

About St. Kevin’s St. Vincent de Paul parish chapter

St. Vincent de Paul parish chapter at St. Kevin merged with St. Benedict food pantry when the two parishes were yoked last July.   At that time, the St. Kevin pantry was relocated to St. Benedict school and a much larger and more accessible space.

The food pantry needs help! Our shelves are very bare and especially with the holidays approaching we need donations of coffee, tea, jelly (strawberry or grape), canned fruit, peanut butter, hot chocolate, pasta sauce, pancake mix, spaghetti, Jello, Hamburger Helper.  Thank you for your generosity.

The St. Kevin Conference of St. Vincent de Paul (SVdP) meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in St. Kevin School. New members are always welcome to join and “Help Us Help Our Neighbors.” The Diocesan Council of Providence consists of almost 1,000 members and 35 parish-based conferences.

Some of the services and assistance that SVdP provides include:

  • Home Visits: Our work is built around the home visit, meeting people where they live in a spirit of friendship and solidarity.
  • Direct Assistance: SVdP provides direct assistance for a variety of basic human needs including heat, food, and clothing.
  • Voice of the Poor: VOP is the advocacy arm of SVdP that addresses issues critical to those living in poverty through systemic change.
  • Disaster Relief: Our disaster services play a key role in providing disaster training, long-term case management, coordination of community resources, and House-in-a-Box.
  • Clothing and Textile Bins: Anyone can donate clothing in one of our collection bins. We manage 148 collection bins throughout Rhode Island, providing us with clothing for our neighbors and funding through the sale of bulk textiles.

St. Vincent de Paul Information (PDF)