The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Naples is a Catholic lay organization whose members join together to grow spiritually by providing person-to-person service to the needy and suffering. We embrace all works of charity and justice, and make no distinction in those served, because in them we see the face of Christ.
Our Society serves everyone, regardless of creed, opinion, color, or origin. Simply, we help people.
Motivated by the teachings of Jesus Christ, when we see a need, we will prayerfully try and help.
No act of charity is foreign to the Society: “Verily, I say unto you, what you have done to the least of mine, you, have also done unto me”. Matthew 25:45
HOW WE HELP THE POOR
The Conferences of the Naples District
The eight Catholic parishes of Collier County all have a St. Vincent de Paul Conference, a parish-based volunteer group. Working closely with the parish, the conference operates independently from the parish. With the cooperation of the parish, the conference raises and disburses funds at its own discretion. Conferences raise funds through donations and fund raising projects. Although providing volunteers to help staff our two thrift stores, the responsibility of operating the thrift stores is that of the Council, and as such any monies generated also becomes used to help the less fortunate at the discretion of the council.
The conferences come together cooperatively to form the Council. The presidents of the conferences compromise the Council Board of Directors which governs the operation of the Naples Society.
Members of each conference fill a variety of roles in helping the poor. Members of the conferences, known as Vincentian, help serve in the poor in many roles. Major among these positions:
- Food Pantry Operations
- Meals on Wheels
- Thrift Store Operation (Learn more!)
We need volunteers to help with our Meals on Wheels program, our Food Pantry, our Thrift Store and also as Caseworkers.
Learn how you can help by calling Mary Steman at 603-401-7186.