Seasonal Programs

We’re busy helping all year

Our seasonal outreach programs are designed to help meet the needs of our neighbors throughout the year. The programs include:


Fan and A/C Distribution

Applications for A/C units will open for the 2023 summer on May 1, 2023 at Fans will be available on a walk-in basis beginning May 1, 2023, while supplies last.

To be eligible to receive an A/C unit, you must be 65 or older, or have a medical need for A/C. To be considered, please complete an application online at Please note that completing an application does not guarantee assistance, as supplies are limited. There is a limit of one air conditioner per household. Households are eligible to receive an air conditioner once every five years. Program staff will review applications and contact eligible neighbors to arrange for A/C pickup. A photo ID is required for pickup.

Box fans will be distributed on a walk-up basis at our Neyer Outreach Center (1146 Bank Street) during normal operating hours beginning May 1, 2023. Normal operating hours are Monday-Friday 8am-4pm and Saturdays 8am-noon. Recipients will be asked to show their photo ID. There is a limit of one fan per household, and to be eligible, you may not have received a fan from SVDP in 2022.

Please note that households may receive either one A/C unit or one fan, but not both.


Coat Distributions

Are you in need of a coat to keep warm this winter? Each year, we distribute hundreds of coats at no cost to our neighbors.

This winter, we will distribute coats during three events:

  • Saturday, November 19, 2022: 9am – noon @ Elder High School (3900 Vincent Ave.)
  • Saturday, December 3, 2002: 9am – noon @ Cincinnati College Preparatory Academy (1425 Linn St.)
  • Wednesday, December 7, 2022: 5pm – 8pm @ Clippard Family YMCA (8920 Cheviot Rd.)

A photo ID for all family members receiving a coat is required.


Thanksgiving Food Distribution

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with loved ones around the dinner table, sharing our gratitude and joy with those who mean the most. To help with this holiday tradition, St. Vincent de Paul distributes Thanksgiving food boxes, each including a turkey and all the fixings.

Any neighbor in need is eligible to participate in the Thanksgiving Food Distribution. There is no need to sign up in advance, although a photo ID is required on the day of the distribution, and neighbors will be asked to complete a TEFAP form to receive food.

Our 2022 Thanksgiving Food Distribution will take place on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at 9am at the Neyer Outreach Center (1146 Bank Street). The distribution will begin at 9 a.m. continue until supply is exhausted.


Christmas Gift Programs

St. Vincent de Paul offers several Christmas gift programs for families in need. Families are invited to apply for these programs. Applying does not guarantee a spot in one of our programs, and participants are chosen based on their application, not on a first-come, first-served basis. You are eligible to receive assistance every other year.

Our holiday request form and waitlist are now closed  for the 2022 Christmas holiday. 


Christmas Food Distribution

Presents under the tree is often the highlight of Christmas day, but the Christmas dinner with family can’t be forgotten, and to help St. Vincent de Paul hands out everything needed for a good meal—fresh produce, all the fixings, plus a ham or a turkey.

The final day for our 2022 Christmas Food Distribution will be Saturday, December 17. Please bring your photo ID; you will also be asked to complete a TEFAP form.