Mark your calendar for Sunday, November 14! New Riff Distilling will be hosting a Drive Thru Coat Drive from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. All donations will benefit your NKY neighbors in need and will be distributed at our annual coat distributions next month. Stop by and donate a new or gently used coat! New Riff is located at 24 Distillery Way, Newport, KY 41073.
November 4, 2021
Happy #ThankfulThursday! Thank you to St. Catherine of Siena School for donating winter coats and over 50 blankets, many of which where hand made. Their gracious donation will provide much comfort and warmth for many neighbors in need in the upcoming cold winter months. A special thank you to their 8th grade class who volunteered at our Cold Spring store. Their dedicated time is very much appreciated.
November 3, 2021
With anticipated rising energy costs this winter, we expect many of our neighbors to struggle to pay their now higher utility bills. In October alone, we’ve helped with over $18,000 in utility bills for our neighbors in need. Thank you to Jolly Plumbing Drains, Heating & Air for helping us meet this need. Check out their hilarious video on their Facebook page @JollyPlumb and purchase one of their technician calendars online at jollyplumbing.com/give All proceeds from their calendar sale will help us provide utility assistance to our neighbors in need.
October 28, 2021
Happy #ThankfulThursday! Thank you Holy Cross High School Junior year students for volunteering your time with us!
October 22, 2021
Thank you Northern Kentucky Tribune for promoting our Coat Drive! Click the link below to learn more on how you can help keep families in need warm this winter season.
Happy #ThankfulThursday! We were blessed to have students from St. Timothy Catholic School-Union, KY volunteer at our Erlanger and Florence locations, as part of their Confirmation preparation process. Thank you for volunteering your time with us and God Bless you all on your Confirmation journey!
October 20, 2021
Our Coat Drive has officially begun! Please consider donating to help keep families in need warm this winter season.
Did you know that we offer a FREE medical equipment loan closet?
We provide temporary assistance to individuals in need of medical equipment when other sources are unavailable. A variety of donated items are offered at no cost for use during home recovery. Items for loan include: shower chairs/benches, transfer benches, walkers, bedside commodes, canes, toilet seat risers, and wheelchairs. Another great resource is https://seniorsmobility.org/ if we do not have the medical equipment you are in need of. Their website offers a variety of resources including FREE transportation and medical equipment, as well as a helpful exercises to regain strength/mobility.
October 15, 2021
” The Alpaugh Family Econmics Center at UC: And we had a fantastic team of volunteers from VonLehman – vlcpa.com on hand to help us stage a StEP store at St. Augustine School today! The students here were so happy to be able to shop in person at our store again, after a year of remote StEP because of COVID. The 5th-8th graders at St. Augustine are choosing to send their donated StEP dollars to the St. Vincent de Paul – Northern Kentucky food pantry. Thanks to VonLehman – vlcpa.com for all of your help today!
During the month of October and November you can help provide a memorable Christmas for families in need. When shopping at any of our four stores you have the option to round up your purchase to the nearest dollar. This round up will support our Vincent’s Angels Christmas Program. Thank you!
October 14, 2021
Happy #ThankfulThursday! Thank you to these 5 volunteers from Mount St. Joseph University Physician Assistant Program, who provided us with their time and talent. They did an awesome job and we are very thankful to have their help.
October 3, 2021
“Crescent Springs Presbyterian Church: Our Flames and Firesiders youth groups had a great time today volunteering at St. Vincent de Paul Northern Kentucky! We stocked shelves, hung clothes, sorted hangers, tested electronics, and more! All the purchases from the thrift store support rent and utility assistance for neighbors in need.” THANK YOU!
October 1, 2021
We have a new logo! Our mission of serving those in need remains the same. The T is now a cross that symbolizes our faith-based roots and is a sign of hope to all who encounter us. Although we have been serving Northern Kentucky for almost 100 years, the simplified, sleeker logo demonstrates our dedication to innovative solutions for the future. Please like and share to spread the word! Thank you for your continued support.
September 30, 2021
Today, we would like to congratulate Bishop Foys on his retirement! Thank you for your dedicated service to the Diocese of Covington for the past 19 years. We have valued your partnership and support in our ministry to serve those in need. Blessings to you as you embark on this new journey! We would like to welcome Bishop Iffert to the Diocese of Covington, as he is ordained and installed today! We look forward to partnering with you and you are in our prayers as you begin this new chapter! Congratulations to the both of them! Photos Credit: https://covdio.org/
September 23, 2021
Happy #ThankfulThursday! We would like to thank Sister Mary Lynette Shelton and Sister Mary Reinette who volunteer at our Erlanger Choice Food Pantry on Tuesday mornings. Thank you Sisters!
September 16, 2021
Happy #ThankfulThursday! Shout out to Parker and Theo from Covington Catholic High School for your commitment of time to volunteer with us. Their hard work was very much appreciated. Thank you! We look forward to having them back and wish them all the best with the new school year! Students who are interested in volunteering with us, can contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Mark Bradley, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-426-2649.
September 15, 2021
Today marks the beginning of Hispanic Heritage Month! We are proud to serve and partner with our Hispanic neighbors in the Northern Kentucky community. One partner we work with each year for our annual coat distribution is Cristo Rey in Florence. Cristo Rey is a Catholic church that serves the Hispanic Catholic community in NKY, offering masses in Spanish and a space to gather together to celebrate Hispanic heritage. To learn more about Hispanic American Heritage month visit https://www.hispanicheritagemonth.gov/about/
September 9, 2021
Happy #ThankfulThursday! Today is the feast day of Blessed Frederic Ozanam, founder of St. Vincent de Paul. We are thankful and blessed he started such a wonderful organization that has given us the opportunity to give back to our Northern Kentucky neighbors in need.
September 6, 2021
Happy Labor Day! We are grateful for all our hard working employees and appreciate their dedication to serving our neighbors in need. Our stores, assistance office, donation centers and food pantries are closed today, to allow our employees a day of much deserved rest.
September 2, 2021
Happy #ThankfulThursday! We are thankful for Ryan Hanson from Aristech Surfaces LLC for volunteering with us as part of their community outreach service day. We appreciated Ryan’s assistance with our food pantry and clothing donations and the support of Aristech.
If you or your company are interested in volunteering with us, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Mark Bradley, at email@example.com or 859-426-2649.
August 26, 2021
Happy #ThankfulThursday! A big thank you to these wonderful volunteers from Von Lehman-vcpa.com for sharing their time with us.
August 19, 2021
Happy #ThankfulThursday! We’re a proud recipient of a grant from the Glick Philanthropies #GlickCommunityReliefFund! The grant we received will be used for rent and utility assistance for our NKY neighbors in need. Thank you Glick for your support as we work to strengthen our community and help those who need it most.
August 12, 2021
Happy #ThankfulThursday! Thank you so much to this team of students from Northern Kentucky University Newman Center for volunteering their time and talent to sort food items for our food pantry. Their time and hard work was very much appreciate! We look forward to having them back and wishing them all the best with the new school year at NKU. Go Norse!
August 4, 2021
For the protection of our employees, customers and neighbors we serve, we are asking everyone, those vaccinated and not vaccinated, to wear a mask inside all of our stores and food pantries. We are following the CDC guidance for mask wearing indoors. We appreciate your cooperation. Thank you!
July 29, 2021
Happy #ThankfulThursday! We are thankful for our wonderful new food pantry at Saint Cecilia Parish SVdP conference. Special thanks to Father Harry Settle for blessing our new pantry.
July 22, 2021
Happy #ThankfulThursday! Today, we want to give a shout out to Steve and Austin who have been volunteering at our Florence store location this summer. Steve is Austin’s grandfather and Austin is a college student at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Thank you for being neighbors we can count on!
July 22, 2021
Thank you Fort Thomas Matters for featuring our Cold Spring Thrift Store and Food Pantry! Click the link below to read the news story they did on us!
Today’s #ThankfulThursday we would like to thank Wingate Packaging for donating cartons to our food pantry. Their donation will help serve our neighbors more efficiently. THANK YOU!
July 1, 2021
Happy #ThankfulThursday!We are thankful for the 15 volunteers from 7 Hills Church who volunteered with us as part of their Heart the City week. This is part of a large service project in which 7 Hills provides volunteers to multiple organizations throughout Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky to “create a better life – one where people are priority”. We had an awesome group of volunteers who assisted us with sorting of food donations for our pantry. They sorted through approximately 6000 pounds of food which will be shared with those in need through our three food pantries. We are so blessed you chose to volunteer with us and we are so grateful for your time. THANK YOU!
June 28, 2021
We would like to thank Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels for their generous contribution to our Sweet Dreams Bed Program. This program provides new beds to children, elderly and disabled people. THANK YOU for being neighbors we can count on!
June 17, 2021
“Give and it will be given to you” Luke 6:38. Happy #ThankfulThursday! We are thankful for an anonymous donor who donated brand new fans to help assist our many clients with the summer heat. This charitable act provides some cooling comfort for those in need.
Thank you so much for this generous donation, thoughtfulness and compassion!
June 10, 2021
Happy #ThankfulThursday! We received an awesome donation of 32 box fans for our Summer Breeze Program from Kim Crail and her neighbors and friends. Thanks to their kindness and compassion for others, these fans will provide relief to many families as the summer temperatures rise. We sincerely appreciate this timely and generous donation from Kim and team. What an awesome group! #Thankful #SVdPNKY #NeighborsWeCanCountOn
June 9, 2021
We are happy to announce that we have won best Thrift Shop category in the NKY Magazine 2020 Best of NKY Awards! THANK YOU to everyone who voted for us! Be sure to follow and like our thrift stores Facebook, Instagram and Twitter Pages, @svthriftnky !
June 3, 2021
Today’s #ThankfulThursday we are extra thankful and very blessed that we were able to meet in person for our Council Meeting. We were happy to welcome back our Vincentians smiling faces after a year of not meeting in person.
May 27, 2021
Happy #ThankfulThursday! Today, we want to thank one of our volunteers, Joe! He has been a huge help in our food pantries, from putting together shelving to painting and sorting food. He volunteers every Thursday and is a pleasure to work with. THANK YOU Joe! #Thankful #SVdPNKY #NeighborsYouCanCountOn
May 20, 2021
Happy #ThankfulThursday! Today we are thankful for Katie Ashcraft from Brighton Center. She is volunteering with us in our Food Pantry today! She shared with us information about Brighton Center’s CET (Center for Employment Training) program which is currently offering training programs for Medical Assisting and Health Technology Administration. Both offer career pathways into industries that have been labeled as in-demand sectors. We are happy to partner with Katie and Brighton Center to get the word out about their CET program!
And a big THANK YOU to Katie for volunteering with us!
We also made a special video in honor of KY Gives Day 2021, where we featured our Board President Casey Guilfoyle, who shares the story of St. Vincent de Paul Northern Kentucky and the community we serve. Watch our video on YouTube by going to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wa0XHuBklUs&t=147s \
Special thank you to everyone who supported us on #KYGives21 this year! Whether you donated, signed up to volunteer, shopped at our thrift stores, or shared and liked our posts, we are THANKFUL for you! Together we are providing a better tomorrow for our NKY neighbors in need.
May 8, 2021
Talk about Neighbors You Can Count On! Check out this truckload (and then some more!) of cereal donated by our Cold Spring neighbors St. Joseph School, Cold Spring! Thank you students, parents and staff for your generous support and for helping our Cold Spring pantry guests start the day right with breakfast!
May 6, 2021
We appreciate the continued support of the Andrew Jergens Foundation for our Sweet Dreams Bed Program. Their generosity ensures that children, seniors over the age of 65, and the disabled in NKY, who don’t have the means to purchase a bed, will have a safe, comfortable place to sleep. #ThankfulThursday #SweetDreams #ThankYou
April 23, 2021
Happy Birthday to the founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Frederic Ozanam! “Frederic Ozanam had to walk through the poorer suburbs on his way to university lectures each day and he soon became deeply moved at the hopeless state of families who had been left without the support of their breadwinners after a cholera epidemic had swept through Paris killing up to 1,200 people each day.” “The poor were his brothers and sisters in Christ.” Thank You Frederic Ozanam for starting one of the largest charities in the world to help so many in need.
April 19, 2021
This week is National Volunteer Appreciation Week. We want to celebrate by recognizing and thanking our Vincentian volunteers! Without their commitment and dedication, St. Vincent de Paul would not be able to help so many neighbors in need. THANK YOU!
April 15, 2021
Happy #ThankfulThursday! We are thankful for these volunteers from The Bridge Church who helped us get our new Cold Spring Store ready to open today! Thank You!
April 14, 2021
Today we celebrated our new Campbell County Thrift Store and Robert and Mary Besse Choice Food Pantry with a ribbon cutting ceremony by Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce and a blessing from Msgr. Gerald Reinersman, Pastor at St. Joseph Cold Spring. Our new Thrift Store, located at 3970 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY 41076, is set to open TOMORRROW, APRIL 15, at 9 a.m. and will be open until 7 p.m. Come see us!
April 8, 2021
Happy #ThankfulThursday! Today we are thankful for these volunteers from the Northern Kentucky University Catholic Newman Center. Thank you for volunteering in our Cold Spring Food Pantry!
(Masks were only taken off for picture.)
March 25, 2021
Happy #ThankfulThursday Today we would like to thank Learning Express Toys of Crestview Hills for their donation of hand sanitizer! This will help to continue keeping the neighbors we serve and our staff safe and healthy!
March 23, 2021
Our new store and food pantry signs are up! Our new Campbell County food pantry is already open and our new Thrift Store will be opening soon in mid-April!
March 11, 2021
Happy #ThankfulThursday! Today we are thankful for this local Youth Group team from The Bridge Church. Prior to the opening of our new Cold Spring food pantry, they volunteered to assist us with stocking food items in the pantry. Their commitment of time was most appreciated. They are an awesome group of young men!
March 10, 2021
We would like to celebrate Catholic Sisters Week by highlighting our very own, Sister Mary Judith Niewahner, St. Vincent de Paul NKY Pantry Coordinator and Conference Relations Manager. Thank you to Sister Judith and all of our religious sisters for the wonderful work they do within our community!
March 6, 2021
Our refrigerator and freezer has arrived at our new Campbell County Food Pantry, thanks to the generous support of the Freestore Foodbank!
March 2, 2021
The Countdown is on! Our NEW Cold Spring Food Pantry opens to those in need, TOMORROW, Wednesday, March 3rd. Special thanks to the following organizations, companies and people who helped make this possible: St. Vincent de Paul, St. Therese Conference, Geiman Burkhardt Electric, Keller Builders, Inc., and Jeremy Hildebrand.
-Location: 3972 Alexandria Pike
-Two timeframes to receive food on Wednesday:
-9 a.m. until noon
-4 p.m. until 6 p.m.
-If you are not able to make it this Wednesday, March 3rd, we are also open on Saturday (March 6th) from 9 a.m. until noon and on Monday (March 8th) from 9 a.m. until noon. And will continue to be open every Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday of each week!
Some things to know:
-Please bring your Photo I.D.
-Facemasks and physical distancing required to enter
-4 people inside the pantry at one time to help with physical distancing
-Please wait in your car if you see 4 people already inside
February 24, 2021
Our NEW Thrift Store (Opening Mid-April) and Food Pantry in Cold Spring was featured on WCPO 9 News.
Thanks to funding from the Honorable Order of Kentucky Colonels, we have been able to install air sterilizers at our Erlanger location. The new sterilizers are just one more way we are keeping our customers, clients and staff safe during the pandemic.
Less people will need to worry about paying their rent thanks to the generosity of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation COVID-19 Regional Response Fund. These funds provided to St. Vincent de Paul Northern Kentucky will be distributed by our Assistance Office.
January 4, 2021
Did you know that through our Sweet Dreams Bed Program, we provide beds year-round to youth, those with physical disabilities and the elderly? We are grateful for the generosity of these foundations for funding our Sweet Dreams Bed Program: Carol Ann & Ralph V. Haile, Jr. Foundation/ US Bank Foundation and the Marge and Charles J. Schott Foundation. Thank You!
December 21, 2020
Our annual canned food drives with St. Xavier Highschool and Notre Dame Academy were a huge success! These two schools go above and beyond to literally collect tons of nonperishable food items for our food pantries in Erlanger and Falmouth. Together, St. X and NDA collected over 31,000 pounds of food! THANK YOU for being neighbors we can count on!
December 16, 2021
We are blessed to work with Scarf It Up For Those In Need, to help keep our NKY neighbors in need warm this winter!
December 10, 2020
Happy #ThankfulThursday! We are thankful for our wonderful volunteers! A special shout out to Heritage Bank and U.S. Bank for volunteering at our donation center and thrift stores. THANK YOU! Also, thank you to U.S. Bank for their generous donation to support our assistance programs, that help our NKY neighbors in need. If you or your business are looking for volunteer opportunities, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Mark Bradley, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-426-2649.
October 19, 2020
Did you know that from the beginning of the pandemic starting in March up until now, we have helped 1,931 families in need with their rent and utility bills? We are so proud of all the hard work our SVdP staff and Vincentian volunteers have been doing these past 7 months to serve our NKY neighbors in need.
September 27, 2020
Today, was the official Feast Day of St. Vincent de Paul. We had our Feast Day Mass celebration last weekend at St. Augustine Church in Covington, where we celebrated our dedicated NKY Vincentians. It was a wonderful celebration and we are were grateful that Most Reverend Roger J. Foys was able to join us.
September 18, 2020
Today marks a milestone!! We recorded over $300,000 in rent and utility assistance since the beginning of the pandemic in mid March. We’ve had the opportunity to serve over 2,700 neighbors in need with their rent and utility bills. We would like to thank our generous donors who made this possible and our Vincentians who have taken the time to call on our neighbors struggling to make ends meet, reassuring them that they were not alone in their struggles. We are truly blessed to serve.
September 4, 2020
Congratulations to these charities who have continued their Accreditation! Upholding the 20 Standards for Charity Accountability shows transparency to your donors, volunteers, employees and the community!
The Children’s Home
Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky
Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio
St. Vincent de Paul – Northern Kentucky
Over-the-Rhine Community Housing
Assistance League of Greater Cincinnati
July 24, 2020
Yesterday we passed an important milestone in our ministry – we took our 1,000th request for financial assistance since COVID-19 began affecting our community. Through the grace of God and the generous support of our community, we’ve been able to share nearly $200,000 in rent and utility assistance since March 16 with our neighbors who are struggling to make ends meet.
July 15, 2020
We are excited to announce that we have been selected as the winner of 2020 Best of NKY in the Thrift Shop category! Thank you to everyone who voted for us! A huge thank you to our customers for shopping at our thrift stores and supporting your NKY neighbors in need.
We would like to thank Greater Cincinnati Foundation for the $50,000 grant that has helped us to serve our neighbors in need. To date, we have provided $250,000 in emergency assistance to those impacted by COVID-19.
We would like to thank Cole Hetzel for donating proceeds from his World Record Whiffle Ball Tournament, to St. Vincent de Paul NKY! Thank You for being a neighbor we can count on!
Check out the article on River City News, by clicking here, for more details on his record setting tournament!
June 22, 2020
Facebook live with Kenton County Government Facebook Page. Watch the video by clicking here. Karen Zengel, Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul – Northern Kentucky, discusses the work of her organization in the community during COVID-19 with Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann. “Our community has been fantastic and I think just has really rallied around the need that’s here. We’ve been very blessed to have some strong financial support during that time from both foundations and individual supporters that have helped us meet the need and then some. I’m very excited and proud to say that we even expanded our outreach to areas where we typically were not able to help in the past because we didn’t have an active conference available in that area.”
June 1, 2020
We are excited to announce that we have been selected as a 2020 Best of NKY finalist in the Thrift Shop category! Thank you to everyone who voted for us in the first round! The final voting round will open June 8th and run until July 6th. We hope that you will vote for us again for best thrift shop in NKY. Next Monday, we will share the link to vote for us. Thanks for shopping at our thrift stores and supporting your NKY neighbors in need.
Here is how your gifts have helped those in need during this stressful time:
May 15, 2020
We are working hard to prepare for our re-opening!
We will open May 26th for our voucher customers by appointment and on June 1st to the general public!
If you have a voucher to redeem, please call our help line at 859-341-3219 to make your appointment!
May 15, 2020
During this downtime, we have taken the opportunity to make some much needed repairs to our Erlanger facility so that we are safe and ready to serve when we reopen to the public.
Thank you to the following funders that provided the necessary funding prior to the economic shutdown to allow us to undertake this work: The Spaulding Foundation, RC Durr Foundation, L & L Nippert Foundation, Ruth J. and Robert A. Conway Foundation, Charles and Ruth Seligman Family Foundation and Bavarian Waste.
May 11, 2020
We would like to thank Be Concerned for providing protein for our food pantry through the end of May. This food helps supplement our pantry and is distributed to our neighbors in need during the drive-thru food pantry on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This collaboration is made possible through the Horizon Community Funds of Northern Kentucky Community Response Fund. We are grateful to work with such a wonderful organization like Be Concerned. Thank You! #KentuckyStrong
April 29, 2020
These are challenging times for us all, and we hope everyone is in good spirits and health! Right now, we’re doing everything possible to provide services to our community. While there’s a lot of uncertainty, we have adapted quickly to our changing reality. Because of our generous donors, we are grateful to be in a situation which allows us to respond to the increased needs of our neighbors during this crisis.
Please see below some important updates and good news!
We have helped our neighbors keep up with their basic financial obligations during this unprecedented time. Since the shelter in place order was issued, we’ve provided nearly $60,000 in emergency rent and utility assistance to 670 of our neighbors in need. This includes $8,000 in emergency financial assistance to new areas where we’ve expanded our coverage.
The call to serve in areas of expanded coverage has provided an opportunity for Vincentian volunteers from across Northern Kentucky to forge new friendships as they come together in service. Growing in faith through personal relationships is a unique component of our ministry. We are blessed to see how this continues despite the need to maintain our physical distance.
Just within the past 30 days, the demand for food has increased by 156%. Our drive-thru Erlanger food pantry has provided $40,000 in food, serving almost 3,000 people in need. Our Vincentian volunteers have provided an additional $35,000 in groceries with those neighbors who fall within their parish boundaries. Thanks to the generous support of our donors and valued partnerships in our community, we’ve been able to keep pace with the increased demand.
In addition to requests for basic expenses and food, we continue to provide beds to children, the elderly and disabled and we are preparing for Summer Breeze, our summer heat relief program. Our new Microloan program and Partners for Prosperity, our new mentorship program for Life Learning Center graduates, are also active during this time.
Lastly, we are closely watching guidance from our local and federal leaders to re-open our thrift store operations. We have begun documenting our SAFE AT WORK plan for all three facilities. We expect to open in phases as recommended, slowly bringing our team back to the stores and donation center. We are committed to a healthy and safe environment for our team and for our customers.
We are overcome with gratitude for all of the generous donations we have received. Thank you to all of our donors for your continued support and encouragement. We are truly blessed to serve and we could not do that without your help.
April 13, 2020
We partnered with Freestore Foodbank to provide emergency food boxes to those in need. Read our Press Release on this event, here.
The distribution was held on Wednesday, April 15, at our Erlanger location.
April 4, 2020
Our food pantries, located in Erlanger and Falmouth, were featured on Channel 12 News. Check out the news story HERE.
March 20, 2020
We would like to thank the Florence Meijer for donating funds to help stock our food pantry during a high time of need for our neighbors.
March 19, 2020
We are now selling items online through our Thrift Store Facebook Page and our eBay Page, check it out! When you shop at our thrift stores you are supporting your Northern Kentucky neighbors in need.