THANK YOU


Dear Merciful Redeemer Parishioners, Donors and Benefactors,

We humbly thank you for your continued and very generous support in 2021!





Summary of 2021


Our vibrant community has, in spite of restrictions last year, helped out our neighbors in need immensely by providing food vouchers, clothing, and serving many other areas of need. Some of the highlights of how you have contributed to this worthy cause are listed below: Our volunteers spent 1042 hours turning your concern into action for our 90 families (106 adults and 144 children):


  • - Provided 298 food vouchers and 10 clothing vouchers

  • - Distributed 200 KN95 mask and 24 bottles of hand sanitizer

  • - Distributed 20 boxes of Joy for children 4-12 years old (include colouring books and books, pencils, crayons, fun erasers, play dough, chalk, bouncy ball, playing cards, etc.) - donated by a parishioner

  • - Purchased a laptop computer HP ProBook 650 for one family

  • - Provided 9 families with furniture (beds/tables/chairs)

  • - Collaborated with other charities/donors to deliver free meals/groceries to our Neighbors-in-Need:

  • 40 salmon dinners on Good Friday

  • 30 lunches on Mother's Day

  • Basket Brigade provided 6 families with groceries for 1 month

  • - Bundle-Up Weekend - Collected 1 truckload of used clothing and other household items

  • - Successfully sponsored 2 applicants for the Ozanam Education Fund

  • - Annual Christmas Gift Card Drive: 84 families-in-need (105 adults, 143 children) received Christmas gift card packages. Our drive was supported by:

  • Our schools: Divine Mercy Elementary School, St. Rose of Lima Elementary School, St. Faustina Elementary School, St. Sebastian Elementary School and St. Aloysius Gonzaga Secondary School

  • St. Josephine Bakhita Parish

  • Other charities: One with God, Sword of the Spirit, Tree of Life, Just Socks and The Knights of Columbus

  • Corporate sponsor: The Central Group

  • Individual sponsors

  • Peel Regional Police



And thank you Monsignor Robert Nusca, Fr. Suresh, Fr. Abraham and the Merciful Redeemer Parish office staff for all the support and help received.



On behalf or our Neighbors-in-Need and the members of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul --- THANK YOU!


TO SERVE IN HOPE


The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is a lay Catholic organization whose mission is to live the Gospel message by serving Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy. Our mission is to alleviate suffering and its causes, serving everyone, regardless of race, creed, gender, opinion or age.


Since its inception Merciful Redeemer Conference SSVP, Mississauga has provided assistance to hundreds of our neighbours and friends living in the L5M postal area code. Our organization is run entirely by volunteers who share their time and talents to those in need through distributing items donated by the public. Majority of donations come from the generous parishioners of Merciful Redeemer Roman Catholic church.

About Us


The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul dates back to 1833. Frederic Ozanam and six other students started the society as a response to the poverty they witnessed in Paris, France. These university students offered comfort and assistance to the poor in their midst. They chose to name their organization after their patron Saint of all works of Charity, Saint Vincent de Paul.


St. Vincent was a French priest who lived in the seventeenth century in France. He dedicated his adult life to serving the poor. It was his spirit of service to the needy that Frederic Ozanam and his friends hoped to emulate. And they did. Today the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul continues to minister to the poor in 144 countries on five continents.


The men and women of Society of Saint Vincent de Paul continue to follow the example of their founders by working with humility and respect as they serve the poor, bearing witness to the love of God for all people.


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August 2022 Summary


Households
90
Adults
106
Children
144
Calls
33
Home Visits
31
Volunteer Hours
73

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Poverty doesn't always or necessarily involve being in need of material goods. We are all poor in one way or another.


Volunteers of the Society visit those in need, in their homes to determine what kind of help they require. Home Visits allow us to provide personal support to those who ask for assistance. We are here to support you just as we would support a friend.


No distinction is made concerning religion or ethnic background. The SSVP serves our neighbours in need in Mississauga area - men, women and children who, either as individuals or as families, are encountering difficulties in their lives.



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Donate


SSVP welcomes donations from everyone. We accept donations through credit card and PayPal, or you can mail us a cheque. We thank you for your generosity.


There are also many other ways you can support our works. You can donate gently used clothing or household goods during our Bundle Up weekends, volunteer your time to help with fundraising events, help the food banks with gifts of food, donate gift cards as part of the Christmas Gift Card drive, sponsor a family-in-need, participate in special events, pray for the poor, the suffering, our Society.


Find out more how you can help make a difference by turning concern into action:


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