NORTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul will be giving hundreds of coats away to those in need on Saturday, Dec. 23 from 8- to 10 a.m. at the Saint Joseph's Parish Center 99 Westervelt Ave.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a non-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to helping individuals and families in the local community through works of kindness and generosity.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides the following services:
- Mobile Soup Kitchen sponsored by SHIP, providing hot meals at 5:30 PM in the parking lot of St. Joseph Church on Mondays, Fridays and the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of every month.
- Weekly bread and bagel giveaways.
- Weekly food disbursements through food pantry at the Parish Center on the 1st, 2nd and 4th Saturday of every month.
- Clothing giveaways on the 3rd Saturday of each month at the Parish Center.
- Winter coat distribution.
- Distribution of appliances, household items, toys and stuffed animals to families re-entering society after staying in shelters.
- Holiday toy giveaways.
- Disbursement of Christmas dinner bags to over 300 people.
- Referrals for medical assistance and AIDS testing.
- Financial assistance in cases of special need
Ways you can help your community and neighbors through the Society of St. Vincent de Paul:
- Contribute to our Food Pantry. Non- perishable items may be brought to the vestibule of St. Joseph Church following Saturday’s 4:30 Mass or Sunday’s 9:00, 11:00, 12:30 or 6:00 Masses. Items may also be dropped off at the Parish Center during business hours.
- Donate new or “gently used” clothing, toys, small appliances, and household items at the Parish Center during business hours.
- Volunteer your time and talents at a food, toy, clothing giveaway or other event. Adults, teenagers, local church and civic organizations are always welcome!
- Contribute financial support. All donations placed in the poor box at St. Joseph Church are designated to fund SVdP programs. Donations may also be mailed to:
North Plainfield St. Vincent de Paul Society
c/o St. Joseph Parish Center
99 Westervelt Avenue
North Plainfield, New Jersey 07060