Annual Report - January 2021
October 1, 2019 to September 30, 2020)
some of our ministry efforts have been curtailed due
to COVID-19, most of our outreach has
Thank you for your continued support
Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has focused on
three areas during our 2020 Fiscal Year: Emergency Assistance, Food
Programs, and St. Joseph House.
The board members
of our Conference wish to express their gratitude for the tremendous
cooperation and generosity demonstrated by the parishioners of St.
Joan of Arc Church, without which our efforts would have been
fruitless. The officers also wish to express their gratitude to the
more than 120 active, associate, and contributing members who do
much of the necessary work. Members of our parish donated over 1,091
service hours to the organizational activities and charitable works
of the Society during the past
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FOR OUR NEIGHBORS IN NEED –
volunteers, known as Advocates, have provided immediate relief and
counsel, in confidentiality, on a person-to-person basis. The
conference has assisted close to 150 families, disbursing in excess
of $40,926 for shelter, fuel, utilities, medical, auto related and
other needs. In addition, 34 two-day food packs and 28 Stop & Shop
food cards were distributed. Volunteers donated over 220 hours to
these programs. In the last few years, several Vincentians have been
trained internally or have attended the Cape and Islands
Introduction to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul classes in the
(2) FOOD PROGRAMS –
Over 75 volunteers have processed almost 10,000 items of food and
personal products valued at almost $10,586 for distribution to our
neighbors. This includes 580 Thanksgiving “Two Day Packs”
distributed to those in need on the Lower Cape. A spring donation of
$1,000 was provided to the “LCOC” (Lower Cape Outreach Council) Main
Pantry to assist them in bulk procurement of food.
(3) ST. JOSEPH
More than 70 volunteers donated 400 hours to prepare and deliver
over 360 meals yearly to St. Joseph House in Hyannis.
Over 350 gifts were provided in our community for children in
families who have been assisted by SVdP in the past year. In
addition, useful gifts were provided to clients St. Joseph House, A
Baby Center, Children’s Place, Orleans Elementary School, and Angel
House. Volunteers devoted over 40 hours.
Conference has provided $4,200 in assistance to Vincentian
Conferences, foreign and domestic, that lack resources. Your
generosity allows our Parish Conference to "twin" with a foreign
SVdP Conference in Colombia, the SVdP Conference of our sister
parish in Kenya, and with a domestic SVdP Conference in
Housing With Love –
Unfortunately, because of the pandemic, our Parish Conference was
unable to participate in the Cape-Wide District “Housing with Love”
Fundraiser that assists with client housing needs.
Recovery at Canal
(CDP-COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP)
provided support for appropriate housing for working individuals in
recovery from substance abuse, in addition to a $1,000 cash
Our March Harvest Sunday donations provided $1,672 for the work of
Habitat in our community.
We also provided manpower and logistic help and/or financial support
for St. Joseph House, CapeAbilities ($2,500), Cape Cod Children’s
Place ($4,000), Food 4 Kids (a summer food program for eligible
children in our communities) ($1,000), and the Disaster Services
Corporation ($1,000) for help to hurricane-devastated Puerto Rico).
If you need
assistance, please call our HELPLINE – 508-255-8080.
If you would like
to help us, please call our HELPLINE, leave your name and telephone
number and we will contact you. New volunteers are always needed and
This was the sixth
year of our participation in the SVdP Car Donation Program.
This year no cars were donated to benefit our Conference. Flyers are
available at all of the doors to the Church. Call 800-322-8284, or
Our funds have been
provided through generous donations from you, our parishioners, on
Harvest Sundays, Holy Days of Obligation, and through the poor boxes
in conjunction with the generosity of Father Bill.
Thank you for
helping us to help others.
The St. Joan
of Arc Parish Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul