St. Vincent de Paul Society

When you are called from your prayers or the Eucharistic celebration to serve the poor, you lose nothing, since to serve the poor is to go to God. You must see God in the faces of the poor.

St. Vincent De Paul

The St. Elizabeth Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul was formed in 1927. The conference is a member of a world wide organization which was founded in France in 1833 and now serves the poor in over 130 countries. Our conference members provide the poor and disadvantaged with immediate needs including food, clothing, and shelter, and we also make regular visits to the sick and elderly.

Other services include utility and rent assistance, summer camp sponsorship for children, sock drives, food baskets at Thanksgiving, and “adopt-a-family” programs at Christmas. All donations go directly to serve those in need within the St. Elizabeth Parish boundaries, allowing us to reach out to more than 350 families every year. We do not distinguish between religion or social standing, and we support all who are in need with whatever we have to offer.

Our St. Vincent de Paul Conference sponsors food collections every Sunday, and works with the parish school and religious education program to sponsor food drives at Thanksgiving and in the spring every year. We also sponsor quarterly Bundle Sunday programs to support the Los Angeles Council’s thrift stores located in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Oxnard.

Our motto is: No act of charity is foreign to the Society.

SVDP Hotline

Hotline: (626) 797-0549

Mary Lou Langedyke: (626) 797-1167

For Pick Up of donations call: (800) 974-3571