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2024 Friends of the Poor Walk Registration

REGISTRATION – Two easy ways to sign-up for the Walk:

  • Online Registration Form (Coming Soon!) – Register and donate online.
  • Printable Registration Form (Coming Soon!). Turn in on the day of the walk, or complete and return by mail with your donation.

Your Support Makes A Difference –

During Fiscal Year 2022-23….

  •  Our eighteen parish-based conferences and one young adult conference provided $650,000 in direct assistance to over 12,000 individuals to help with their rent, utilities, and other essentials to preserve and promote their human dignity.
  • Our 315 Active and Associate Member Vincentians gave 20,000 hours of their time and drove 50,000 miles to carry out their works of charity.
  • Distributed over 94,000 bags/boxes of food (over 33 tons) to 29,000 individuals, providing them with a four-day supply of food every 30 days.
  • Provided household cleaning supplies and personal hygiene items at no charge to those in need.
  • Partnered with several area non-profit organizations to provide clothing, furniture, children’s beds, and household items at minimal or no cost to those needing help.
  • Partnered with WIKY FM to enable 193 parents to select Christmas presents for their 506 children at our 6th annual “Ton of Toys” program.
  • Completed another group of Getting Ahead participants working their way out of poverty toward financial independence.
  • Initiated a financial counseling and credit building program to help those in poverty avoid the trap of predatory lenders.
  • Brought prayer, kindness, and hope to their neighbors in need.

“Vincentians Serve in Hope”

“The vocation of the Society’s members, who are called Vincentians, is to follow Christ through service to those in need and so bear witness to His compassionate and liberating love. Members show their commitment through person-to-person contact. Vincentians serve in hope.”

“Vincentians endeavor to establish relationships based on trust and friendship, ever conscious of their own frailty and weakness. They do not judge those they serve. Rather, they seek to understand them as they would a brother or sister.”

“Vincentians never forget the many blessings they receive from those they visit. They recognize that the fruit of their labors springs, not from themselves, but especially from God and from the poor they serve.”

 – From the Rule of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Section 1, Articles 1.2, 1.9 and 1.12