Society of St. Vincent de
St. Joan of Arc Parish Conference
61 Canal Road
Orleans, MA 02653
The St. Joan of Arc Parish Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Annual Report - January 2019
(Fiscal Year October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018)
Conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has focused on
three areas during our 2017-2018 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 100 active, associate, and contributing members who do
much of the necessary work. Members of our parish donated over 1,260
service hours to the organizational activities and charitable works
of the Society during the past
ASSISTANCE FOR THOSE IN NEED –Twenty-three
volunteers, known as Advocates, have provided immediate relief and
counsel, in confidentiality, on a person-to-person basis. The
conference has assisted close to 200 families, disbursing in excess
of $50,400 for shelter, fuel, utilities, medical, auto related and
other needs. In addition, 55 two-day food packs and over 40 Stop &
Shop food vouchers were distributed. Volunteers donated over 312
hours to these programs. In the last few years, several Vincentians
have been trained internally or have attended Cape and Islands
District Ozanam Formation classes in September.
Over 130 volunteers
have processed almost 3,500 items of food and personal products
valued at almost $30,000 for distribution to our less fortunate
neighbors. More than 600 Thanksgiving “Two Day Packs” (a value of
$11,400) were distributed to those in need on the Lower Cape. A
spring donation of $2,200 was provided to the “LCOC” (Lower Cape
Outreach Council) Main Pantry to assist them in bulk procurement of
(3) ST. JOSEPH
HOUSE and LOWER CAPE LUNCH (“LOCAL”) –
More than 70 volunteers donated 800 hours to prepare and deliver
over 500 meals yearly to St. Joseph House (formerly Noah Shelter).
In addition, support group members collaborate with other churches
and synagogues volunteering at the LOCAL lunch and dinner programs.
Over 350 gifts were provided in our community for children in
families who have been assisted by SVdP in the past year, and for
the St. Joseph House (formerly the NOAH Shelter), SKIP, A Baby
Center, Children’s Place, Orleans Elementary School, Angel House,
and LCOC’s “Santa’s Toy Stop” clients. Volunteers devoted over 40
Conference has provided $2,500 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 and with a domestic SVdP Conference in
Housing With Love –
Our Parish Conference made a contribution of $11,355 to the
Cape-Wide Vincentian’s “Housing with Love” District Housing Fund to
assist with client housing needs.
Recovery at Canal
House (CDP-COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP) –
We provided support for appropriate housing for working individuals
in recovery from substance abuse, in addition to a $1,000 cash
As a Habitat for Humanity Covenant Church, our March Harvest Sunday
donations provided $5,000 for the work of Habitat in our community.
We again provided manpower and logistic help for LOCAL, ST. JOSEPH
HOUSE (formerly NOAH), CapeAbilities ($3,000), Cape Cod Children’s
Place ($4,000), and Food 4 Kids (a summer food program for eligible
children in our communities ($1,000).
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 this telephone
1-800-322-8284, or go to
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