The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international organization of laymen and women inspired by the Gospel to provide direct service to the poor. It serves in 5 continents and 152 locations with over 800,000 volunteers creating a vast network of charity throughout the world.
Vincentians are the volunteers who work for SVdP from all walks of life, and from every age group and ethnic background, who are committed to the Society’s mission – growing spiritually through person to person help to anyone in need regardless of race, creed, religion or sexual orientation.
St. Vincent de Paul Georgia is our statewide network of over 7,300 volunteers and a small professional staff that provides coordinated assistance to people in need throughout the state since 1903. We operate out of 73 local chapters called Conferences, 2 Community Support Centers , 40 Food Pantries, 12 Thrift Stores, and 1 Conference Support Center united by the goal of preventing homelessness, fighting hunger and changing lives. SVdP Georgia is a champion of hope for Georgia’s most vulnerable populations.
Each local conference is usually associated with a Catholic parish and is organized to serve the needs of its particular community. It is the primary means by which volunteers serve those in need through home visits, food pantries, and thrift stores.
The Conference Support Center is operated by a dedicated group of paid staff that provide administrative, technical, educational, and other services to support the work of the conferences as well as managing the thrift stores, food reclamation and distribution, and other programs. The Conference Support Center is the “home office” of SVdP Georgia and fosters spiritual unity and communication among conferences throughout the state.
SVdP Georgia is funded through thrift store sales, donations from individuals in the community, donations from individual parish members, bequests, grants, and corporate gifts. In addition to financial donations, we accept donations of new and gently used clothing, furniture, working appliances, household items, vehicles and boats. Vehicles and boats are sold at auction and the proceeds are donated to the Society.