St. Vincent de Paul NKY News & Events

November 5, 2022

Thank you 859 Taproom and Grill for helping us provide thanksgiving meals to our neighbors in need!

November 3, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! We would like to thank and recognize this group of young volunteers from St. Timothy Church – Union, KY for volunteering with us at our Florence location. They are all getting confirmed and are doing volunteer work together, to help prepare for their confirmation. We wish them many blessings as they get confirmed and thank them for their time. If you have a group interested in volunteering with us, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at mark.bradley@svdpnky.org or 859-426-2649.

October 27, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! We were happy to have Meggitt Aerospace employees volunteer at our Florence location. Their time with us is greatly appreciated! Thank you! If your company is looking to give back, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Mark Bradley at mark.bradley@svdpnky.org or 859-426-2649.

October 26, 2022

Thank you Payroll Partners Inc. and DBL Law for being two of our presenting sponsors for this year’s 15th Annual Turkeyfoot Trot 5K Run/Walk! Check out the promotional video that we did with them! Help spread the word about our upcoming 5k next Saturday, November 5 at Thomas More University! This year you get to sleep in! The race starts at 12:00 p.m. noon. All proceeds help neighbors struggling to make ends meet. Sign up online at https://runsignup.com/Race/KY/CrestviewHills/TurkeyfootTrot

October 24, 2022

https://www.wlwt.com/…/st-vincent-de-paul…/41717451
Happy #MissionMonday! Our annual coat drive has officially begun! Support our mission and donate a gently used or new coat to help keep a neighbor warm this winter season. Special thank you to WLWT for promoting our drive and VonLehman – vlcpa.com for being a corporate sponsor this year! Click the link above for more details on how you can help.

October 20, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! We were happy to have
St. Timothy Catholic School – Union, KY Confirmation Class volunteer with us. A great group of kids! They helped out in our Erlanger thrift store and donation center. If you know a student or group of students looking to volunteer with us, reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator, Mark Bradley at mark.bradley@svdpnky.org or 859-426-2649.

October 13, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! This past Tuesday, Thomas More University “closed normal activities on campus, allowing their faculty, staff, and students to participate in their second annual Saints Serve, a day of service benefiting local non-profits and charities.” We were blessed to be one of the 55 organizations to partner with TMU for this special day. We had TMU saints at our Cold Spring, Erlanger, and Florence locations, helping sort through donations. THANK YOU to all three groups for their time! We can’t wait to participate again next year!

October 10, 2022

The Cincinnati metro area leads the nation for the fastest pace of rent hikes, leaving neighbors struggling to pay their monthly rent. “The overall median rent in the Cincinnati metro area reached $1,682 in August, up about 25.8% from the same month a year ago.” In the last year, we have provided over $750,000 in rent and utility assistance alone, to keep neighbors safe in their homes. We will continue to help prevent homelessness by providing emergency assistance to our neighbors in need year-round. #MissionMonday #Rent #EmergencyAssistance #NeighborsYouCanCountOn #SVdPNKY

https://www.cincinnati.com/story/money/2022/09/22/cincinnati-real-estate-renters-see-rents-spike-nearly-26-percent-in-august-report-shows/69503473007/?fbclid=IwAR3mRR_qq7hP-XI6CmXf6i1KovscMFiHzCeNygImRBkuLnXcADqhxD2Cdog

October 6, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! We are very thankful and blessed to have been able to host our annual Feast Day Celebration last Saturday at St. Therese, in Southgate, KY. A special thank you to Most Reverend John C. Iffert, Bishop of Covington for joining us for mass. We celebrated our dedicated Vincentian volunteers and honored blessed Saint Vincent de Paul, whose ways we follow when serving our NKY neighbors in need. Thank you to all the Vincentians, lead donors, and SVdP staff who joined us on this special day!

October 3, 2022

Happy #MissionMonday! Today is National Child Health Day, a day dedicated to supporting and bringing awareness to the well-being of children in America. Nutritious food plays a crucial role in the health and development of children, and we are dedicated to helping make sure no child goes hungry in Northern Kentucky. We house three choice food pantries in Erlanger, Florence, and Falmouth where we provide families with access to healthy food. The opportunity to choose foods that the family likes while meeting their dietary needs provides a comfortable experience and cuts down on food waste. Are you hungry to help? Give online on our website or shop our Amazon Wish List at https://a.co/9ndCuFO. Thank you for being a neighbor we can count on.

September 30, 2022

Friends we are in need of toothbrushes, deodorants, and shampoos for the neighbors we serve. Can you help? Give through our Amazon Wish List https://a.co/c0QmjOr or purchase any of these items on your next grocery store run and drop them off at our Erlanger or Cold Spring locations! THANK YOU!

September 29, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! We are so grateful for these wonderful Notre Dame Academy Pandas for volunteering their time with us! Volunteering is a free way to give back to our neighbors in need. We are always in need of helping hands! Reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator, Mark Bradley, at mark.bradley@svdpnky.org or 859-426-2649.

September 28, 2022

https://www.nkytribune.com/2022/09/st-vincent-de-paul-northern-kentucky-receives-20000-grant-to-support-microloan-program/?fbclid=IwAR3ECh8TIwuEWDyREHr2YYeAsWoiQNfmbOf_oMtqMtLQa_29nNdNLicpVXo
Click the link to read more on the recent grant we received for our Microloan Program! Thank you Northern Kentucky Tribune for sharing!

September 27, 2022

Today we celebrate and honor the feast day of Saint Vincent de Paul. He dedicated his life to serving others and is known as “The Apostle of Charity” and “The Father of the Poor”. We look to him for guidance as we serve our NKY neighbors in need. We are blessed to be a part of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, made up of nearly 800,000 Vincentian volunteers around the world.

September 26, 2022

Happy #MissionMonday! We are a network of friends building a more just world with the help of over 500 Vincentian volunteers at 29 parish conferences throughout Northern Kentucky. Are you looking for a way to get involved in your community? We would love for you to join our network and become a Vincentian volunteer. A rewarding experience with supportive people. Dennis Coyne, Vincentian at St. Barbara Conference, shares his insight on what it means to be a part of St. Vincent de Paul. “Being a Vincentian volunteer is a wonderful way to serve the Lord’s people in need and to grow in faith. We Vincentians attempt to live the words from the Sermon on the Mount every day. It is a challenge that gives purpose to every day.” If you would like more information on becoming a Vincentian, please reach out to our Conference Relations Manager, Sister Judith at smjudith.niewahner@svdpnky.org to find a parish conference near you! St. Vincent de Paul Northern Kentucky welcomes all who would like to help our neighbors in need.

September 22, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! We would like to thank Brianna, a Sophomore at St. Henry District High School, for volunteering her time! Our volunteers are a vital part of our success in serving our many neighbors in need. Looking to volunteer? Reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator, Mark Bradley at mark.bradley@svdpnky.org or 859-426-2649.

September 19, 2022

Happy #MissionMonday! An important mission of our organization is to prevent homelessness by providing rent and utility assistance to neighbors in need. Helping to keep families safe in their homes is more important now than ever as our community faces a lack of affordable housing. There is a 78,559 shortage of affordable rental units available for extremely low-income renters in the state of Kentucky alone (National Low Income Housing Coalition). Since October 2021, we have provided an astounding $722,000 worth of rent and utility assistance to neighbors struggling to make ends meet. The increased need for assistance arose from record high rent increases and evictions in our area. You can help! Give online at www.svdpnky.org to ensure families have a roof over their heads. If you need assistance, please give our helpline a call at 859-341-3219.

September 16, 2022

Fall is right around the corner…which means soup season is near! We are in need of canned soup for our guests that visit our Choice Food Pantries in Erlanger and Cold Spring. Can you help? Purchase soup through our Amazon Wishlist https://a.co/9ndCuFO or purchase soup next time you’re out grocery shopping and drop off your donations at our Cold Spring or Erlanger locations. THANK YOU!

September 15, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! We would like to thank Mary Ann for volunteering with us! She is a retired nurse who has become a recent weekly volunteer at our Erlanger location. She is a great help in getting clothes out on the store floor for those who visit our thrift store. THANK YOU, Mary Ann! We appreciate your help! Are you recently retired and looking to give back, now that you have extra time? Give our Volunteer Coordinator a call for more information on our volunteer opportunities! Contact Mark Bradley, SVdPNKY Volunteer Coordinator at 859-426-2649.

September 12, 2022

Today is #MissionMonday! Have you heard about our Sweet Dreams Bed Program? Through this program, we provide beds to children, the elderly, and disabled individuals who are without a bed to sleep in. With school back in session, the importance of sleep is especially vital for children. According to Texas Children’s Hospital “Sleep is especially important for children due to the impact it has on both mental and physical development. Sleep is the time for restoration and for children’s bodies to recharge and retain the information they have learned throughout the day.” Our Sweet Dreams Bed Program is a crucial program providing a bed for a good night’s rest. The need for beds in our community is on the rise as we receive numerous calls in our Call Center from parents in need of a bed for their child. We have provided 765 beds since October of 2021, thanks to the generous community and The Pfau Foundation, Diocese of Covington Diocesan Parish Annual Appeal (DPAA), PNC Charitable Trusts/Schroth Family Foundation, Marge and Charles Schott Foundation, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, and the Fifth Third Foundation – Ohio Valley Foundation. If you would like to help us provide a bed to a neighbor in need, you can give online on our website and designate your gift to our Sweet Dreams Bed Program. Thank you for your support!

September 9, 2022

Today is Blessed Frédéric Ozanam’s feast day, founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul traces its origins to Paris in 1833, where Frederic and five of his peers were challenged by their classmates to demonstrate what they were doing to meet the needs of the city of Paris’s poor. The students walked the streets of Paris, engaging in person-to-person ministry by providing food and clothing, confident that Christ would be revealed through their loving acts. They formed the first “Conference of Charity” on April 23, 1833, and adopted, as their Patron, St. Vincent de Paul, who alerted the world to social disparity. The students formalized their work by changing the official name to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Similar groups grew in Paris, then to the rest of France, and eventually throughout the Christian world to visit those in need as an extension of God’s love. Now in over 150 different countries, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is growing close to 1,000,000 members of Vincentians serving their neighbors in need. Happy Feast Day to Frédéric Ozanam! Without you, we would be unable to assist our many NKY neighbors in need!

September 8, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! We would like to thank these three young women: Emma, Chloe, and Keira, for volunteering with us! All three go to Notre Dame Academy, Park Hills, and are a huge help to us! Thank you for your time! Go Pandas! School is back in session and we would love to have students volunteer with us! Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Mark Bradley for more information at mark.bradley@svdpnky.org or 859-426-2649.

August 29, 2022

Happy #MissionMonday! We are helping families put food on their tables and relieving the financial burdens that many are facing in this tough inflationary time. Over the last 10 months, we have provided groceries valued at over $462,000 to families struggling to make ends meet. Groceries are given to neighbors in need through our three food pantries and home visits made by our Vincentian volunteers.

Hungry to help? You can give online on our website or through our Amazon Wish List at https://a.co/9ndCuFO. Thank you for being a part of our mission to help end hunger in our community.

August 25, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursdsay! We would like to thank VonLehman for partnering with us for their “Make A Difference Day”! Their employees volunteered at our Erlanger location last Friday and were a great help to us! Thank you for your time! If your company is looking for ways to give back, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Mark Bradley at mark.bradley@svdpnky.org or 859-426-2649.

August 22, 2022

Happy #MissionMonday! Every #MissionMonday we share our neighbors’ stories and the outreach we provide with the help of our Vincentian volunteers. On our first #MisssionMonday, we are sharing the story of Jackie. Jackie reached out to us because she took out a predatory loan to cover some expenses and was unable to break the cycle of high-interest payments. This threatened her ability to reach financial stability. Her situation qualified her to receive a St. Vincent de Paul Microloan to pay off her predatory loan. Our Microloan program provides a very low-interest loan with financial mentoring. The mentor works with the Microloan recipient to not only on meet the obligations of the loan, but also to provide support and advice to reach financial stability through budgeting, improved credit, and saving.
Through our Microloan Program, Jackie was able to pay off her high-interest loan, improve her credit score significantly, and pay off the Microloan, all in less than a year with the help of her mentor. Jackie is now able to focus on saving and is working toward purchasing a new car. She shared that the experience of receiving the Microloan and being mentored was “beneficial, successful, and flexible.” We were happy to assist Jackie in reaching financial stability and to give her the confidence to meet her financial goals. We are currently looking for mentors to help with our Microloan program. If you feel inclined to help others in a unique way and have a knack for finance, please reach out to our Volunteer Coordinator, Mark Bradley by email at mark.bradley@svdpnky.org or phone at 859-426-2649. We’ll see you next week for another #MissionMonday!

August 18, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! We would like to thank Luke. He has been volunteering with us for over 2 years! Luke is a junior at the University of Cincinnati and is majoring in Engineering. We are always grateful to have his help as he brings an upbeat and positive attitude. Thank you, Luke!

August 17, 2022

It’s #NationalThriftStoreDay! Stop by one of our four store locations today to find a great deal while supporting your neighbors in need! 🛒 💙

August 11, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! We would like to thank these two wonderful volunteers, Colleen and Diane. They share their time with us every week at our Erlanger location. They are awesome volunteers with great enthusiasm and happiness! We are so thankful for their help.
Looking to volunteer with us? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Mark Bradley at mark.bradley@svdpnky.org or 859-426-2649.

August 10, 2022

Friends, we are in need of canned meat for our guests we serve in our choice food pantries!
Next time you are grocery shopping, can you help us by picking up a can or two? Donations can be dropped off at our Cold Spring or Erlanger location! Donations can also be purchased and shipped directly to us on Amazon through our wish list: https://a.co/9ndCuFO

August 5, 2022

We have set up a collection to support neighbors impacted by the devastating flooding in Eastern Kentucky. You can contribute online on our website by visiting  https://bit.ly/3SoJMjt. All contributions will go towards helping with recovery efforts for neighbors in need in Eastern Kentucky. It is through the help and generosity of neighbors like you that those suffering from this catastrophic event will get the help they desperately need. Photo Credit: (Ryan C. Hermens/Lexington Herald-Leader via AP)

August 4, 2022

Research indicates that a good night’s sleep helps children perform better in school. Without a bed to call their own, children may be restless and tired during the school day. Our Sweet Dreams Bed Program provides a bed to a child now sleeping on the floor or in a chair.
We would like to recognize and thank the following foundations for their financial support of nearly $80,000 to support our bed program in the past year: The Pfau Foundation, Diocese of Covington Diocesan Parish Annual Appeal (DPAA), PNC Charitable Trusts/Schroth Family Foundation, Marge and Charles Schott Foundation, Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, and the Fifth Third Foundation – Ohio Valley Foundation. Click on the link below to read more on how important this special program we provide is!
https://linknky.com/news/2022/08/03/st-vincent-de-paul-giving-beds-to-children-without/?fbclid=IwAR0DqE9u1V3Ue7OySfROKluQpTvE-DRvwmndPgXABq8kMAiWUBZl6R7ub7o
#ThankfulThursday

August 3, 2022

Working on your grocery list? Don’t forget to include a #MeijerSimplyGive donation card! With your $10 purchase at checkout at the Florence Meijer store location, we will be able to provide 10 meals to neighbors facing food insecurity. #MeijerCommunity

July 28, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! We would like to thank our wonderful NKY community for donating your unused medical equipment to us. Thanks to you, we are able to provide a free medical equipment loan closet to neighbors in need. Thank you for entrusting us with your donations! If you are in need of a shower chair, wheelchair, walker, or other pieces of medical equipment, give our helpline a call at 859-341-3219, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

July 27, 2022

Continued global events and rising fuel prices will affect Duke Energy customers across the region this summer. Duke Energy has programs, tips, and resources to help you better manage your energy use and spending. Visit duke-energy.com/SummerBill for more information.

July 22, 2022

Friends we are in need of shampoo and conditioner for our guests that we serve in our pantries! Could you help us out? There are a few ways you can help:
-Purchase shampoo and conditioner when you’re out shopping and drop off your donations at our Erlanger or Cold Spring location.
-Purchase off our Amazon Wish List https://a.co/c0QmjOr and ship donations directly to us!
-Give online https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E172710&id=2 and designate your gift for our food pantry.
P.S. we’ll accept travel sizes too! These sizes are very helpful when we serve our guests in our homeless assistance program that provides short-term shelter to those who are searching for permanent housing.

July 22, 2022

We are happy to share that we have received a $30,000 grant from the Charles H Dater Foundation to help prevent childhood homelessness.
Thank you Northern Kentucky Tribune for sharing how important this funding is for us! Click the link below to read more!

http://www.nkytribune.com/2022/07/st-vincent-de-paul-nky-receives-30000-grant-from-dater-foundation-for-homelessness-prevention

July 21, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! We would like to thank Sonya, St. Elizabeth Healthcare Nurse, for volunteering with us at our Erlanger location. She is a great help to us! Thank you! If you are looking to give back to your neighbors in need, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Mark Bradley at mark.bradley@svdpnky.org or 859-426-2649.

July 18, 2022

If you are in need of school supplies for your child, Northern Kentucky Harvest can help! See below for more information on how to register to get assistance or visit https://beconcerned.org/backpacks-and-breakfast-event/ fbclid=IwAR2iWBDx7FtcgMP7Sf5iZEXtTb9bLcVsZo44S9IZFtE3CFIkIkxar_QjmS4

July 14, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! We would like to thank volunteers from Meijer in Florence for sharing their off time with us! Thank you for your help! If your business is interested in volunteering with us contact our Volunteer Coordinator Mark Bradley at mark.bradley@svdpnky.org or 859-426-2649.

July 11, 2022

Happy Monday! We would like to thank these wonderful neighbors for their food donations at our Cold Spring Choice Pantry! Thank you for being neighbors we can count on.

July 9, 2022

Your recent gifts to our pantry make a difference! We have doubled the number of people we’ve served compared to last year during this same time period. We’ve provided over $175,000 worth of groceries to families in need since October. We know it is a very difficult time now for some of our neighbors. We can only do this with your help! Thank you for sharing food (and hope!!) with those in need!

July 8, 2022

We’d like to share the story of a family who recently visited our food pantry so that you can see the impact your gift has on your neighbors. They agreed to share their story as an expression of their gratitude. On a limited income due to a disability, these grandparents have been raising their grandson with special needs for the last 10 years. With rising energy and food prices, this family is struggling to get by in today’s economic climate. They lost their home in 2020 and are now in the process of converting a garage into a house. They first visited us for an air conditioner in June to help cool their new home and learned of the pantry during that visit. As they work hard to get back on their feet, their visit to the pantry this month has helped them save their limited income to pay their monthly bills and also make sure they can provide food for their family, especially that fast growing grandson! They are grateful that St. Vincent de Paul is able to provide this support during a challenging time. The grandmother commented, “I try to budget, but it doesn’t matter how I plan, there just isn’t enough for everything we need right now. Times are tough and it can be scary, but that is life sometimes. At least we are all together and have a roof over our heads. We’ll make it.” Thank you for supporting our pantry outreach and enabling us to share hope with our neighbors weathering a difficult time in their lives. We are blessed to serve with your help!

July 7, 2022

Wow! We are overjoyed with the response to our spaghetti sauce donation request yesterday. We are grateful for our generous NKY community. Donations can continue to be dropped off at our Erlanger or Cold Spring locations. Or you may donate through our Amazon Wish List https://a.co/9ndCuFO or give online https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx… and designate your donation for our food pantry. THANK YOU for being a neighbor we can count on!

July 7, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! We would like to thank members of 7 Hills Church for volunteering with us at our Erlanger location, as part of their “Heart The City” volunteer initiative at their church. They were able to help paint our thrift store. They are a great group of compassionate and caring people! Thank you for your time! Interested in volunteering with us? Email mark.bradley@svdpnky.org or call 859-426-2649.

July 6, 2022

Friends, we need your help! Our spaghetti sauce shelf is running low at our Erlanger and Cold Spring food pantries. Can you help us stock the shelf? There are several ways you can help:

-Purchase spaghetti sauce and drop off your donation at our Erlanger or Cold Spring location.
-Purchase spaghetti sauce through our Amazon Wishlist, https://a.co/9ndCuFO, and have your donation shipped to us directly.
-Give online https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=E172710&id=2 and designate your donation for our food pantry.

Please share to help spread the word! Thank you for being a neighbor we can count on.

July 5, 2022

Are you a force for good in our community? Do you want the opportunity to share Christ’s love daily in a very visible way?
Come join us! St. Vincent de Paul NKY is seeking a full-time store manager for our Erlanger location. This position is responsible for a team of 10-12 people who support the operations of our Erlanger thrift store. Servant leadership mindset and empathy for others are required for this position. Strong organizational skills, ability to communicate to team, volunteers, and customers effectively, and some basic knowledge of Microsoft applications, mostly Excel, are also desired. Retail management experience preferred. Health insurance benefits and employer-paid life insurance are available with this position. Participation in our 403B plan with a match, voluntary dental, vision, and supplemental life insurance are also options for this position. For full job description and to apply online, click here.

June 30, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! We would like to thank Austin and his grandmother, Kathy, for volunteering with us again this summer. Thank you for your time! Spending quality time together while helping your neighbors in need, how awesome! If you and your family are interested in volunteering with us, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at mark.bradley@svdpnky.org or 859-426-2649.

June 24, 2022

 

We would like to thank The Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels for awarding us a grant to purchase beds for our Sweet Dreams Bed Program. This program allows us to give new beds to children, elderly and disabled individuals.

June 23, 2022

Thank you to Michelle and Sarah, nurses at St. Elizabeth Healthcare, for volunteering at our Erlanger and Florence locations! We appreciate your time with us.
If you are looking to volunteer, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Mark Bradley, at mark.bradley@svdpnky.org or 859-426-2649.June 19, 2022

June 19, 2022

Today we observe and celebrate Juneteenth! “It marks the day when all enslaved people were freed and honors the end to slavery in the United States. It is considered the longest-running African American holiday. On June 17, 2021, it officially became a federal holiday.” (https://www.history.com/news/what-is-juneteenth) We would like to share a local organization that supports black community members, Urban League of Greater Southwestern Ohio. Their mission is “to transform generations by promoting personal empowerment and economic self-sufficiency.” Visit their website at https://www.ulgso.org/ to learn more about them and support their mission.

June 16, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! Today, we would like to thank YOU, our customers, donors and community supporters for voting for us! We are honored to win best thrift shop in NKY! THANK YOU!

June 8, 2022

Do you have some free time this summer? Would you like an opportunity to help your neighbors and community? We are looking for volunteers! As few as 2 hours a week volunteering can make a significant difference. Bring a friend or a family member to share in this rewarding opportunity. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Mark Bradley at mark.bradley@svdpnky.org or 859-426-2649 for more details.

June 2, 2022

Our Summer Breeze Program sponsored by St. Elizabeth Healthcare officially began yesterday and will run through August 31. It is the only annual heat relief program in Northern Kentucky that provides new AC units and fans to neighbors of all ages suffering from a documented medical condition such as asthma or COPD. Thank you WCPO 9 for stopping by and talking to our Executive Director, Karen Zengel about this important program that helps economically disadvantaged clients with severe medical conditions stay healthy and cool in their homes all summer long.

https://www.wcpo.com/news/northern-kentucky/st-vincent-de-paul-northern-kentucky-providing-fans-a-c-units-ahead-of-summer-heat?fbclid=IwAR1mLLm06N89cHEm2b5kHgryqtw4WrB9kQRM6Vm1UBHJN4I6vgHvP9-DyzU

May 27, 2022

We are in need of food donations to help stock our Erlanger Food Pantry. Please consider purchasing a few items off of our wish list the next time you are grocery shopping. During the summer months, we see more need for food assistance, especially with children being home from school. THANK YOU for being a neighbor we can count on!

May 24, 2022

We are partnering with Brighton Center and Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission to help City Heights Residents who need assistance with their relocation and move. Please share with anyone you know who currently resides in City Heights housing development in Covington.

May 19, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday!
We would like to thank Keller Williams Realty employees for volunteering with us last week at our Erlanger, Cold Spring and Florence locations! We appreciate their time! If your business is looking to give back, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Mark Bradley at mark.bradley@svdpnky.org or 859-426-2649.

May 11, 2022

THANK YOU to everyone who supported us yesterday for #KyGives22 Day! We especially want to thank those who donated to help our NKY neighbors in need.

May 10, 2022

 In the past year, we have provided $951,000 in emergency financial assistance. Many neighbors who reach out to us are experiencing unexpected circumstances that threaten their financial stability. Sometimes they have nowhere to turn for help and call on us for assistance.

May 10, 2022

 Our organization provides rent and utility assistance year round to neighbors in need in NKY. Since October 2021, we have provided $470,000 in rent and utilities assistance alone. With the rising cost of rent and lack of affordable housing, many are struggling to keep up with their monthly financial obligations. We are here to keep families together in their homes.

May 10, 2022

It’s KY Gives Day 2022! Did you know that we have 9 special programs? Through these programs we provide: winter coats, Christmas gifts, Thanksgiving and Christmas meals, AC units and fans, beds, a 3 night stay at a local hotel to families facing homelessness, and free medical equipment to the community.

May 10, 2022

We invite you to join us in our Call Center where we answer the call to serve 5 days a week. Hear more about how we give back to our NKY neighbors in need! Our Executive Director, Karen Zengel, will be giving you the tour and will be interviewing one of our SVdPNKY staff members! #KYGives22

Link to video: https://fb.watch/dlikFWP1Wj/

May 10, 2022

We invite you to take a look around our Erlanger Choice Food Pantry and hear from our Executive Director, Karen Zengel and one of our dedicated volunteers! #KYGives22 Link to watch the video: https://fb.watch/dliacKIaoT/

 

May 10, 2022

Today is Kentucky Gives Day 2022! It is a 24-hour opportunity for Kentuckians to come together to support Kentucky charities in an effort to raise funds for program needs. Did you know that “1 in 7 adults and 1 in 6 children in Kentucky lack consistent access to enough food for a healthy, active lifestyle?” “67% of neighbors who receive assistance with food have to choose between paying for utilities and paying for food, with 32% reporting making this choice every month.” Donate this #KYGives22 day to ensure that families don’t have to choose between food on the table or lights on in their home.

May 5, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! We would like to thank Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky for providing funds to us to assist neighbors in need with rent and utilities. Since October 2021, we have provided $470,000 in rent and utilities assistance. Thank you Horizon Community Funds for your support!

April 29, 2022

As the month of April comes to a close…we want to say one last THANK YOU to our Vincentians and volunteers! Are you looking to give back in your community? Volunteer with us! Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Mark Bradley.

April 28, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday!
We celebrated Earth Day 2022 with terrific help from some of the members of Boy Scout Troop 727 of Burlington, KY. We were blessed with a beautiful day as the scouts worked hard with weeding, planting and mulching to spruce up our Erlanger entrance. THANK YOU! The scout’s not only completed service hours but were able to apply them to their conservation service hours requirement. We are very grateful to have hosted them and their hard work is sincerely appreciated.

April 27, 2022

Working on your grocery list? Don’t forget to include a #MeijerSimplyGive donation card. With your $10 purchase at the Florence Meijer location, we will be able provide 10 meals to neighbors facing food insecurity. #MeijerCommunity

April 21, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! Thank you to the 4 groups of student volunteers, from St. Henry District High School who volunteered at our Florence and Erlanger locations. They provided 12 service hours over the span of two days. Bravo! We are grateful for their support!

April 20, 2022

Happy #VolunteerAppreciationWeek! We are SO BLESSED for our many volunteers in our St. Vincent de Paul NKY community. Volunteers are such a critical part of our ministry. The time that they share with us is priceless. We are grateful that they choose to volunteer in our stores, food pantries and donation centers. THANK YOU!

 

April 18, 2022

Happy #VolunteerAppreciationWeek! We are SO BLESSED to have over 500 Vincentian Volunteers! Their dedication to our ministry goes above and beyond with the countless personal phone calls, home visits, and deliveries of food to our neighbors struggling to make ends meet. Their commitment to service and the impact on the lives of those in need are admired and greatly appreciated! THANK YOU!

April 16, 2022

Happy 1 Year Anniversary to our Cold Spring Thrift Store and Donation Center! A fun day celebrating with Curbside Sweet Shop and Campbell County Public Library Book Bus! Come out and shop great deals and celebrate with us! Curbside Sweet Shop will be here until 3 p.m. 💙🍰🛒 Our Cold Spring store is open until 7 p.m.

April 14, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday!
Thanks to Carson, a student at Tichenor Middle School, who shared his time during his spring break to assist us at our Erlanger store.
Carson provided over 30 hours of service and was a great help to us. It was an awesome way for him to give back to our community and share his time and talent. Thank you Carson for making a difference!

 

April 7, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! These Notre Dame Academy students have been volunteering for the last 4 months and provided significant service hours at our Erlanger location. We are very honored to have participated with Notre Dame Academy and their Junior Service Program, this year! These young women are kind, compassionate and service minded students and we appreciated their help. THANK YOU and go pandas!

April 6, 2022

Help our neighbors facing food insecurity and buy a #MeijerSimplyGive food donation card at checkout at the Florence Meijer store! All donation cards benefit our two choice food pantries in Erlanger and Cold Spring.

April 1, 2022

Congratulations to our Blessings for Bourbon Winners!
1st Place: Tim Pieper
2nd Place: Chris Kanoza
3rd Place: Jackie Kaiser

March 24, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! A big thank you to Gia, University of Cincinnati student, who shared her time during her spring break to assist us at our Cold Spring store. It was an awesome way for her to give back to our community and share her time and talent. Thank you so much Gia!

March 17, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! We are grateful for the Newport Elks 273, Cold Spring, KY for their generous donation. This donation will go towards expanding our storage capacity at our Cold Spring food pantry. THANK YOU!

March 16, 2022

Did you know that the month of March is National Sleep Awareness Month? An important component to a good night’s rest is a proper bed to sleep in. We are proud to provide new beds to children, elderly and disabled individuals through our Sweet Dreams Bed Program. If you or someone you know is in need of a bed, please contact our Assistance Phone Line at 859-341-3219, Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

March 10, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! We are grateful to the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation for their generous gift of $10,000 for our Sweet Dreams Bed Program. The funds will be used to buy bed frames, mattresses and mattress covers, as well as direct shipment to the neighbor in need.

 

March 8, 2022

Happy #InternationalWomensDay! Learn about some of the women who contributed to the history of SVdP by visiting https://ssvpusa.org/about-us/feast-days/

March 3, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! We would like to thank and give a shout out to John R. Little VFW Post 3186 for collecting food, hygiene products and diapers and donating to us! Special thank you to our St. Therese Conference for transporting the donations to our Cold Spring location.

February 24, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! Much thanks to these 4 groups of student volunteers from Notre Dame Academy. They are volunteering with us as part of their Junior Service Program. The service they have provided has been extremely helpful and they are an awesome group of young ladies! Go Pandas!

February 23, 2022

Help our neighbors facing food insecurity and buy a #MeijerSimplyGive food donation card at the Florence Meijer (4990 Houston Rd, Florence, KY 41042) now through April 2 to benefit our SVdPNKY food pantries!

February 17, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! A big thank you to Woodfill Elementary School in Fort Thomas for holding a soup-er bowl food drive last week!
They were able to collect over 1,500 cans of soup and other non perishable canned food items for our food pantries.
THANK YOU Woodfill students, teachers, staff and families for your support!

February 11, 2022

Thank you Schneller Knochelmann Plumbing, Heating & Air! And thank you The Big Dave Show on B-105 for the shout out! 💙💙💙

February 4, 2022

Drop off your donations at one our four store locations this weekend or find your nearest SVdP blue donation bin by visiting https://www.svdpnky.org/donate-goods/ You donations help your NKY neighbors in need!

February 3, 2022

“I work at St. Vincent de Paul because I believe everyone deserves a change in their lives, a new start, and a better future.”
Jessica, Manager, at our Florence location, shares why she works at SVdP NKY. A wonderful young woman that we are so happy is part of our SVdP team! Thank you Jessica for helping our neighbors in need! We are hiring! Visit our employment tab on our website to see all of our open positions and apply online today! #ThankfulThursday #WeAreHiring #SVdPNKY

February 2, 2022

We are looking for volunteers for our Erlanger and Florence locations! We also have volunteer opportunities that can be done from the comfort of your own home. Contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Mark Bradley at mark.bradley@svdpnky.org or 859-426-2649 for more information on how to get involved.

January 27, 2022

“I enjoy working for St. Vincent de Paul as it gives me the opportunity to help others in the community. It is a very rewarding position knowing that you were able to help them!” Jackie, our Call Center Coordinator, shares why she works at St. Vincent de Paul. She offers a listening ear to those who call in requesting assistance from us. We are thankful for her dedication to helping our neighbors in need. We are hiring at our Erlanger, Florence and Cold Spring locations! Apply online today at https://secure2.yourpayrollhr.com/ta/P1547.careers?CareersSearch #SVdPNKY #ThankfulThursday #Hiring

January 26, 2022

This outstanding young man went shopping with his own money to help our Cold Spring pantry stock up on important protein and produce items that we were struggling to find over the last few weeks. Thank you Nick for your giving heart!

January 20, 2022

“Every day is a blessing to work at St. Vincent de Paul because we get the opportunity to do God’s work. This job allows me to serve others and make our community a better place. It helps me see God at work in our world and for me to recognize my own blessings.”
Adam, Erlanger Donation Center Floor Supervisor, shares why he enjoys working at SVdP NKY. Thank you Adam for your hard work and positive attitude! We are blessed to have you. We are hiring! Apply online today! We would love to have you be apart of our SVdP family and experience a job that gives back to the community! #ThankfulThursday #WeAreHiring #SVdPNKY

January 13, 2022

“I work at St Vincent de Paul because even if a day has had its challenges, one little act of kindness can turn it around and through working at SVdP, I see little acts of kindness everyday through volunteers, staff, donors, and customers and those little acts of kindness makes every day a good day.” Becca, store manager and food pantry coordinator at our Cold Spring location, shares why she works at St. Vincent de Paul Northern Kentucky. Looking for a rewarding job that gives back? Visit https://secure2.yourpayrollhr.com/ta/P1547.careers?CareersSearch to see our current career opportunities and apply online today! Thank you Becca for all that you do! We are happy to have you be apart of our SVdP NKY family. #ThankfulThursday #SVdPNKY #WeAreHiring

January 6, 2022

Happy #ThankfulThursday! We received 40 Blessing Bags from Brayden who is a member of St. Timothy parish. He collected hygiene items, snacks and socks and organized them in bags. These bag will be very helpful to the neighbors we serve through our Homeless Assistance Program. The time, energy and thoughtfulness put into these Blessing Bags is so appreciated. Each one is carefully crafted with items that will make neighbors know that someone cares about them. They are carefully marked for men and women so we can make sure that they are shared with the appropriate person. THANK YOU Brayden!