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The generous end-of-the-year donations toThe Diocesan Council Emergency Fund are sincerely appreciated. They are so helpful. Unfortunately, needs remain. Generous donations, large or small, are needed for this crucial emergency fund.

Go to Columbus Voice of the Poor for information about a microloan program for the poor and to build a fund to back these loans to help the local poor avoid predatory lenders.


Saturday, September 21, 9AM - 3:30PM Micro-loan mentor training, St. Elizabeth 6077 Sharon Wodds Blvd. Register with Deb Zabloudil at (614) 507-5345. There is a lunch but no fees!

Saturday, September 28, Friends of the Poor Walk, DeSales HS 9:00 AM.Our honorary chair this year will be Phil DeVol, co-author of Bridges Out of Poverty and author of Getting Ahead in a Just-Gettin'-By World. Please start registering walkers and runners and begin soliciting sponsors and donations. The link to register walkers (1-mile, 4-laps around the track), designate your beneficiary and make online donations is https://www.fopwalk.org/walkerregistration/?eventid=2329. Here you can select your beneficiary and register to walk. There is no fee to register.

September 28, 5K. The 5K Run/Walk is new to the event this year. Registration is at https://runsignup.com/Race/OH/Columbus/FriendsofthePoorWalkRunDesalesHS. The 5K Course starts and ends on the FDS track with a loop through the adjoining neighborhood. It will be a timed event with prizes for the top 3 male finishers, top 3 female finishers, and top male and female age group finishers. There is a registration fee for the 5K ($15/19 and under; 20+: $30 through 7/31, $35 til 9/28 and $40 on 9/28). Registration fees will benefit the ministries of the Diocesan Council.

Sat, Oct 5, 2019 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, Grove City Ozanam Orientation This is the basic training required of all Vincentians. The training will be conducted from 9 am to 4 pm. Cost of attendance is $20/person and covers materials, continental breakfast and lunch. Register by contacting Pat Summers at psummers@columbuscatholic.org or 614-221-3554.

Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 9 am to 1 pm at St. Elizabeth Church on Sharon Woods Blvd in northwest Columbus, just north of OH161. Special training for Conference Presidents and Spiritual Advisors. This training is mandatory for all presidents and spiritual advisors.

Monday, December 2, Bishop's Recognition Mass & dinner, 6PM, St. Joseph Cathedral (tentative)

Saturday, Jan 18, 2020 at St. John Neumann in Sunbury from 9 am to 4 pm. Ozanam Orientation Cost of attendance is $20/person and covers materials, continental breakfast and lunch. Register by contacting Pat Summers at psummers@columbuscatholic.org or 614-221-3554.

Downloads, reports & some crucial Vincentian links

Download August 2019 Thrift Store Newsletter

Download List of 2019 conference presidents

Download National SVdP Strategic Plan

Download Summer 2018 VOICE Final Issue.

Download Current National SVdP stance on immigration and call to action.

Special Vincentian links

New Columbus Thrift Store links: Website Thrift Store and Facebook page: Thrift Store's Facebook .

Vist the VOAN The Vincentian Ohio Action Network website to learn about and to participate in Vincentian programs for Systemic Change.

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If you are visiting because you have a need with which we might help, please contact us immediately by phone: 614-221-3554
By email contact:
Diocese SVDP Office

If you have furniture or appliances to donate, contact Heather Swiger swiger@columbuscatholic.org or call 614-241-2569.

If you wish to discuss making a donation,including old cars and trucks,
Please phone: 614-221-3554. To make a car donation directly through the National SVdP click Car Donation or Car Donations on upper left column of any page. For more information:
Diocese SVDP Office


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