DALLAS, April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- While students are looking forward to their summer break, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Diocesan Council of Dallas (SVdP) staff and volunteers are busy planning for the new 2014/2015 school year.
Since 2011, SVdP has provided families in Dallas and surrounding cities who do not have the resources to provide for their children's basic back-to-school needs with a boost of help. Through its Back2School program, SVdP has equipped children from ages 5 to 17 with uniforms, school clothing and a well-provisioned backpack to help meet the new school year with confidence and a smile.
In 2013, 1,000 school children benefited from the SVdP Back2School program; this year the goal is to help 1,200 or more students.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is the largest lay volunteer charity organization in the world, currently operating in 142 countries and five continents, with a membership of more than 650,000. In the United States there are over 141,000 active and supporting Vincentian members operating in 4,200 local communities.
The SVdP has been operating in Dallas for over a half-century. SVdP client assistance is tailored to each client's needs and may include food, clothing, furniture, rent, utility, transportation, medical, emotional and spiritual support. By meeting emergency and basic needs, as well as on-going adult and children's educational programming, families remain intact, preventing homelessness and gain self-sufficiency.
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul also serves our community through two thrift shops- one located in Dallas, and another in Plano. The general public, as well as those in need, can shop for low-cost clothing, furniture, and net proceeds of each and every purchase fund our important community and outreach services and programs.
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul. To learn more about the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Diocesan Council of Dallas visit https://svdpdallas.org.
Contact: Kathryn Wohlander
Director of Development
214.520-0650x120 | 214.727.8117 cell
SOURCE Society of St. Vincent de Paul Diocesan Council of Dallas