Thank you to all who joined us September 18th at our Friends of the Poor Walk! It was a beautiful day of family and friendship as we witnessed to the importance of helping local families and individuals who are struggling. The Walk drew community members of all ages, and we not only reached but SURPASSED our goal of raising $5,000 to assist our neighbors in need.
If you participated in or supported the Friends of the Poor Walk - THANK YOU! We are so grateful to have you as part of our community!
And it's not too late to support the St. Mary/Christ the Teacher St. Vincent de Paul conference. Check out our Friends of the Poor Walk page and make a donation today!
Please join your local St. Mary/Christ the Teacher Conference at our
Friends of the Poor Walk through DeKalb's lovely historic and downtown district.
When: September 18, 2021 9:30 AM
(Registration begins at 8:30 AM)
Where: St Mary Church parking lot
(on the west side of the church)
302 Fisk Avenue
DeKalb, IL 60115
Registration fees are $25 for each adult (18 & older) and $10 for each child (17 to 12). Children under 12 are Free. Registrants will receive a commemorative Walk tee shirt on the day of the event if they register by August 31.
Our 1.25-mile route will begin and end at the St. Mary Church parking lot, follow sidewalks along Fourth St., Lincoln Hwy. and First St., and not require crossing any busy streets.
All the funds raised through this Walk will directly benefit local individuals and families who are struggling. Our Society of St. Vincent de Paul St. Mary/Christ The Teacher Conference was established in 2004 to reach out to and assist our neighbors-in-need. This Friends of the Poor Walk is held to bring increased awareness to the local issues surrounding systemic poverty in our community.
Thank you to everyone who participated in Give Dekalb County on May 6th!
Because of your tremendous support, our Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference exceeded our Give Day goal of $15,000!
Your generosity will help so many who are struggling know that they are part of a very special and caring community. God bless you!
Have you heard about the Give Dekalb County fund drive? It takes place on May 6th and is a way to support non-profit organizations (like the Society of St. Vincent de Paul!) that are making a difference in our local community.
The benefit of giving to our St. Mary/Christ the Teacher conference through Give Dekalb County is that the more we raise, the more we receive from their Bonus Pool.
The Bonus Pool is awarded to all participating non-profits based on the percentage of the overall Give DeKalb County total they raise. For example: If we raise 2% of the grand total, we will receive 2% of the Bonus Pool. If we raise 5% of the grand total, we get 5% of the Bonus Pool. Basically, the Bonus Pool ensures that every donation goes a little bit further during Give DeKalb County!
To donate to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul through Give Dekalb County on May 6th, just click on the link below and designate St.. Vincent de Paul as the place you want your donation to go!
The three pillars of Lent are prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. You may have already given something up for Lent, committed yourself to more prayer - and we have a way for you to participate in almsgiving this Lent!
Our St. Mary/Christ the Teacher community has set a goal to raise $7,500 this Lent to help our neighbors who are struggling during this time. This amount will help 7 families who are facing eviction be able to stay in their homes.
Will you join us in helping our neighbors in need? Make an online donation or mail your check to:
Society of St. Vincent de Paul
302 Fisk Ave.
Dekalb, IL 60115
* Please make checks payable to Society of St. Vincent de Paul