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 SVdP.
Examples of Donated Cars to see the kinds of vehicles being donated.
We also need adult bicycles for those in need of
transportation to jobs and medical appointments.
Call Maureen McLean at 317-631-4369 to donate a bike.
Maureen also will pick up the bike if needed.
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.
St. Mark Sister Circle Rides for SVDP Food Pantry
Sister Circle Rides,
to learn about this upcoming event in Hope Indiana.
“Friends of the Poor®” Walk set for Sept. 27
The 7th annual “Friends of the Poor®” Walk/Run will be held on September 27—the feast day of St.Vincent de Paul!
—at Washington Park, across from the food pantry, starting near the community center again. Participants will
have the option of a 1-, 2- or 3-mile route. Registration will begin at 9 a.m., with the walk/run starting at 10 a.m.
Sign up for the walk online now! Click here for instructions on how to sign up and for pledge forms and receipts.
Paper registration forms will also be available in the warehouse and food pantry soon.
If your employer could be a potential sponsor, please pass their information on to Jennifer@indysvdpwalk.org.
You can also direct potential sponsors to http://www.indysvdpwalk.org for more information on the walk.
Jennifer, Tracy and Natalie are looking for folks to take over for next year's walk. We've
got everything in place and ready for someone to just step in and run (or walk!) with it!
Please contact Natalie@indysvdpwalk.org for more information.
When you've got a team pulling it together, each taking just one part of the organizing, you'd be surprised how little work it is!
Hope to see you at this year's walk!!
to view the latest press release.
Hope in Action Retreat Training
This training has been re-scheduled for November 8th and 9th 2014.
To sign up for this event, click on: register here
and follow the instructions.
SVdP Archdiocesan Council Annual Meeting
This year's Annual Meeting will on October 5, 2014.
To sign up for this event, click on: register
and follow the instructions.
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:Thank you for your interest.
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 email@example.com
Note: For users of MS Word click on:
Volunteer Donor Form Interactive, and follow the instructions/
We are in critical need for volunteers to serve as telephone responders/counselors.
This task involves answering phone calls on your home phone
from either someone in need of assistance
or someone who wishes to make a donation.
Comprehensive training will be provided.
For details... send an email to:
email addr: (you can copy /paste Carole's email addr into your email program)
Please give consideration to this request.
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.
Call Maureen if pick-up is needed.
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.
brochure front for a brochure about this program that could help make a lasting change in your life, including aan application form.
brochure back for a brochure about this program that could help make a lasting change in your life.
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.
Follow us on:Facebook
SVdP Photo Gallery
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
Our need for volunteers is growing and varied. Click on:
Volunteer Opportunities Brochure for more information