Welcome to the Indianapolis Society of St. Vincent dePaul home on the web!
To make a monetary donation or schedule a pick-up for donated items click on:
Make a Donation
We are now accepting vehicle donations..
Click here to learn more about how to donate a car to a worthy cause.
Examples of Donated Cars to see the kinds of vehicles being donated.
Request for Help
Click here to request assistance.
Society of St. Vincent dePaul offers assistance to those who have fallen upon times of hardship and personal crisis. Ways in which SVdP helps include providing food, clothing and furniture, as well as financial assistance when funds are available.
SVdP is an international organization of lay people with presence in over 135 countries. In Indianapolis, SVdP has been serving people in need since the early 1960's.
E-mail Communication Option
We are offering an email service to those who wish to receive this type of communication.
This service would include such publications as our quarterly newsletter (The Front Line), notice of upcoming events and mailings we currently send through the postal service.
This project will:
-significantly reduce our mailing costs
- provide a convenient paperless, environmentally friendly way to communicate with our
clients and patrons.
- significantly improve the timeliness of information to our clients and donors
Be assured that any information provided will be used only for the purposes outlined above and we never share data with a third party.
If you would like to use this service, click on: here
and follow the instructions.
We are hopeful that we can broaden our ability to attract more volunteers to enhance our mission of helping the needy. click on:
Volunteer Donor Form,
print out the form and mail it to:
SSVdP Indianapolis Council
3001 E. 30th St.
Indpls, IN 46218
Attn: Greg Dolan
Hint for smartphone users: take a photo of the completed form and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: we are currently working on a submittable form to eliminate the mailing.
Thank you for your interest.
Ozanam Orientation Training
The next Ozanam Orientation Training Session will be at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church on Sat. December 7, 2013 from 8 am - 1:30 pm.
The location of the Church is:
5692 N Central Ave,
Indianapolis, Indiana 46220
Attendees should use rear entrance accessible from 57th Street or through parking lot accessible from Washington Blvd.
Session will be held in the Gathering Space up the exterior stairs from the rear parking area.
Please park on Washington Blvd if possible.
The parking area at the back of the church is rather small and all other parking is on-street. Alternatively, there is a small parking area at the IPS school directly to the north, on Central Avenue.
Lunch will be provided by the Council at Good Morning Mama's
Click on:Good Morning Mama's for location and other information.
To register for this event, send an email to:
email addr: (you can copy /paste Greg's email addr into your email program)
-Email address (if you have one)
Thank you for registering and for your service in helping those in need.
We are in critical need for volunteers to respond to calls on our Help Line telephone system from those in need requesting assistance.
For details , send an email to:
email addr: (you can copy /paste Sarah's email addr into your email program)
Please give consideration to this request. The future for the continuation of this service that has long served those in need depends on having trained volunteers.
International Commission for Aid and Development
The following meeting minutes will make you proud to be part of an organization the truly practices Christ's teachings.
Meeting minutes dated Dec 14,2011
Meeting minutes dated Feb 1, 2012
Meeting minutes dated Nov 7, 2012
Meeting minutes dated Jan 16, 2013
Meeting minutes dated April 24, 2013
Acceptance Document - International Confederation
for more information
The Holy Cross SVdP Conference is asking for donations of used bicycles to help those in need with no means of transportation. Bicycles needing repair are also welcome.
We also need helmets. ponchos, backpacks, bicycles locks, and reading glasses.
here for pictures of 3 ladies who received donated bikes and are now in their own homes and two have joined Holy Cross.
To donate a bike or any of the above items, call or email Maureen McLean 317-631-4369....E-mail for information on how and where to drop it off.
Changing Lives Forever
The Society of St Vincent de Paul Indianapolis Council is sponsoring a program to help individuals and families move from a position of dependency on government and/or community assistance to a state of self-sufficiency.
Shiela Gilbert Video
to hear Shiela's detailed vision of Promoting Systemic Change presented at the 2012 meeting of the South Central Region.
The six-month program begins in March at the SVdP Food Center 3001 E 30th Street. Registration for the next session will begin in January.
here for more information about this program that could help make a lasting change in your life.
brochure front fora brochure about this program that could help make a lasting change in your life.
brochure back fora brochure about this program that could help make a lasting change in your life.
Facility Closings for 2013
Food Pantry--- Mar 24 -31; May 19 - 27; July 1-7; Aug 25-Sept 2; Nov 24-30; Dec 22-Jan 5, 2014
Distribution Center---Mar 30; May 25; July 6; Aug 31: Nov 30; Dec 21; Dec 28.
Facility Closings for 2014
Food Pantry--- Apr 13 -19; May 18 - 26; June 29- July 5; Aug 24-Sept 1; Nov 23-29; Dec 21-Jan 3, 2015
Distribution Center---Apr 19; May 24; July 5; Aug 30: Nov 29; Dec 20; Dec 27.
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SVdP Photo Gallery
Estate Sale 2010
Roncalli Food Drive 2010
FFA Day of Service 2010
Roncalli Food Drive 2008
Sarah Fisher Racing - Food Drive 2009
Marian College - Food Drive 2008
Comcast Cares Day 4-30-2011 at SVdP Food Pantry and Distribution Center
Hartford Ins. Donation & Food Drive
Marian University Freshmen "Day Of Service" 2011
Walk for the Poor Sept 24, 2011
Lilly"Day Of Service" Oct 6, 2011
FFA at the Food Pantry Oct 21, 2011
Marian University Food Drive Nov 5, 2011
2011 Indy Crop Walk
Voices Uniting to End Hunger 3/3/2012
Society of St. Vincent dePaul Society Volunteers...June 6, 2012
Boulevard Place Pantry....August 15, 2012
Hartford Insurance Group Volunteers...August 9, 2012
Butler University Students....August 12, 2012
Hartford Food/Cash Drive ...9/12/2012
Butler University Students....8/21/2012
SSVdP Friends for the Poor Walk 9-29-2012
Ozanam Breakfast Photos 5/1/2013
SSVdP Regonal Meeting 6-29-2013
Friends of the Poor Walk Sept 28, 2013
Lilly Day of Service Oct 10. 2013
SSVdP Annual Meeting Oct 13, 2013
Special thanks to Sherman and Company for contributing to the content of these photos.
Our need for volunteers is growing and varied. Click on:
Volunteer Opportunities Brochure for more information