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Holiday Events

Halloween

 

St. Vincent de Paul began a new tradition in 2019 in which elementary school kids from the neighboring West End are invited to a “Trunk or Treat” in the parking lot of our outreach center. The kids can play games, run around, get their faces painted and go from car to car collecting candy from volunteers who hand it out from their trunks.

How you can help

Just like with trick or treating, the more places you can go to collect candy the better, so volunteers are always welcome to park their cars, open their trunks and greet the kids as they come knocking.

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday built around gathering family at the dinner table, giving thanks and chowing down. To help with this holiday tradition, St. Vincent de Paul gives out Thanksgiving food baskets, which include a turkey, traditional side items, and all of the fixings for a great meal. More than 1,200 dinners are distributed each year to neighbors.

How you can help

Volunteers are needed to put together food bags, help with check-in, distribute warm drinks to those waiting in line, and assist neighbors in need with carrying their food items back to their cars.

Christmas Together

Stay tuned for more information regarding sponsorship through the Christmas Together program later this year. 

You can grant a family’s Christmas wishes through the Christmas Together program in which you are matched with a family in need and given a wish list. After purchasing the gifts on the list, they are dropped off at St. Vincent de Paul or delivered directly to the family.

How you can help

For more information, call 513-562-8841, ext. 227, email ChristmasTogether@SVDPcincinnati.org, or fill out our form here.

Angel Toy

Each year, the Don and Phyllis Neyer Outreach Center transforms into the North Pole, with thousands of donated toys lined up that families get to select from. Parents choose 2-3 toys for each child under the age of 14. While the parents are shopping, the children are entertained with crafts, games and pictures with Santa.

How you can help

Volunteers are needed to shop with parents, stock gift tables, wrap presents, engage the children and carry presents. You can also donate new toys or a monetary gift to purchase toys for children who would otherwise be forgotten during the holidays.

Christmas

Christmas food distribution

Presents under the tree is often the highlight of Christmas day, but the Christmas dinner with family can’t be forgotten. To help, St. Vincent de Paul distributes everything needed for a family meal, including a ham or turkey, depending on supplies and neighbors’ preferences.

How you can help

Volunteers are needed to put together food bags, help with check-in, distribute food, and assist neighbors with carrying their food items back to their cars.

How you can help

For more information on how to volunteer with St. Vincent de Paul this holiday season, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Madi Eftink, at 513-345-4982 ext. 211 or email at meftink@svdpcincinnati.org.