Our Impact


In fiscal year 2020, the Society assisted over 264,000 people and provided more than $14.6 million in direct aid to those in need in the St. Louis metropolitan area. More than 3,500 trained volunteers provided an estimated 302,000 hours of volunteer person-to-person and thrift store service in 2020. The Society is one of the oldest and most well-respected charities in St. Louis. As a Catholic lay organization, an essential part of the Society’s work is to maintain the confidentiality and dignity of those being served, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or age.

Success Stories

Sharon's Story

Sharon has two children and a newborn baby. She made ends meet by working for food delivery apps, but her life was stopped in...Read more

Teresa and Michael's Story

When Teresa and her husband Michael first reached out to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, it was just for help with the...Read more

Joy's Story

Your donations are put to work to help people like Joy. SVdP was able to provide her with a used but reliable car that...Read more

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