The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international Catholic organization of lay persons who wish to live their faith by loving and serving as Jesus did. The Society derives its inspiration from the thinking and work of its patron, St. Vincent de Paul.
2. Who do we help?
Volunteer members, called Vincentians, seek, in a spirit of justice and charity and by person-to-person involvement, to HELP THOSE OF ALL FAITHS who are needy and suffering, especially those most in need. The Society's Council of Orange is made up of parish-based groups called conferences, which serve throughout Orange County.
3. What differentiates us from most other charitable organizations?
The Society is one of many quality charities in the world whose members strive to help the less fortunate. What separates the Society from most others is the way in which our volunteers conduct this work. Instead of helping only those who come to us, we also seek to find the deprived, so our members provide one-on-one service to the less fortunate, lonely, and elderly, by going to people's homes to learn the extent of the needs before determining how to help. This assistance includes providing not only immediate help, but also assistance geared toward aiding individuals in finding ways to resolve the issues that put them in a position of need in the first place. In addition, unlike many other charitable organizations, all of the cash donations go to our programs to help the needy.
4. Who are our members?
With more than 800,000 members worldwide in over 130 countries, our Council serves the needy who live within the Orange Diocese. This area encompasses all of Orange County. More than 1,000 volunteers, known as Vincentians, serve this area primarily through personal involvement. These Vincentians, who make up the heart of the Society, work to meet the needs in their areas as much as they are able.
5. What else does the Orange Council do?
In addition to supporting our conferences, we operate several Special Works that serve children, families and the homeless.
6. What are these Special Works Projects?
The Second Harvest Food Bank of Orange County, affiliated with Feeding America (formerly America's Second Harvest), supplies food to nearly 400 agencies and over 200,000 people each month. – less – More from ZoomInfo »