The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Galveston-Houston is a grassroots, volunteer-based, direct-aid organization helping people in need get back on their feet. They provide short-term financial, material, and emotional support through advocacy, education, and referral efforts to break the cycles of poverty, empower people, and promote self-sufficiency.
Individuals, families, corporations, and other people of goodwill choose to donate to Society of St. Vincent de Paul because of the impact on those in need. Its small but effective structure allows direct connections with those in need, as well as vast resources in terms of support and additional social agencies that can help empower the needy toward self-sufficiency.
In additon, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Galveston-Houston is always seeking volunteers to donate time and/or talent. There are many ways that you can become involved with the Society.
Every July, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul hosts the annual Black Bag Collection, which is made in every parish throughout the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston dedicated to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The funds collected during this single weekend play a crucial role in the Society's ability to fund the programs that feed, clothe, provide dignified living, and help people find their way to self-sufficiency.