The Society of St Vincent de Paul is a world wide organisation of lay volunteers which is dedicated to tackling poverty of all forms.
This can mean financial poverty, but also poverty of loneliness, neglect or despair which can affect the most vulnerable members of our neighbourhood- the unemployed, single parents, low income families, the elderly and people living alone.
How we in the society respond to these needs is primarily by visiting these people in their own homes, getting to know them, understand their needs, and to provide support to enable them to help themselves on a long term basis. We visit on average 4 families a week and the help we provide can be in the form of food, fuel, clothing and household appliances like cookers, fridges and washing machines.
We contribute towards the annual Senior Citizens party and help is given to needy families at Christmas.
Of course we couldn’t provide any of these things without your continued support. The help we distribute each and every week is funded by the Church door collections (the Red Box) and the articles of furniture donated are distributed to local families in need –for all your help we are extremely grateful.
We are constantly looking for new members of all ages to join us in our work. We meet once a week on a Monday evening in the Parochial House, Ballycran.
For further details Telephone 91272467.