THANK YOU


Dear Merciful Redeemer Parishioners, Donors and Benefactors,

Thank You, from the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul of the Merciful Redeemer Parish, for your continuous and generous support for all our initiatives in 2019. With your help, the Society was able to provide much-needed support to 106 families-in-need consisting of 110 adults and 154 children.


Summary of 2019



  • - Conducted 320 in-home visits to provide families with food/clothing vouchers totaling $26,339.00

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

  • - Collected 825 lbs. of food for the local Food Bank and $2,263 on Souper Bowl Weekend in February

  • - Held a Meet-and-Greet social with our Neighbors-in-Need with the donations from Starsky Fine Foods, Polcan Meat & Deli, Panera Bread, and M&M Food Market.

  • - Collected 2 truckloads of used clothing and other household items for the SSVP Warehouse through our Bundle-Up Weekends in May and September. We thank the Youth Ministry for their assistance.

  • - Raised $944.50 at our Annual Yard Sale in June

  • - Provided 82 kids from JK-Grade 12 with lunch bag kits filled with school supplies in June through the Hungry Minds school campaign. Kits also included books donated by First Book Canada and additional supplies from Tree of Life

  • - Sent 11 girls and 7 boys to Marygrove Summer Camp on Georgian Bay and Camp Ozanam in Stouffville, respectively

  • - Directly distributed ~ 1,600 lbs. of non-perishable food plus $432.00 worth of fruit and vegetables to 52 families-in-need within our Parish in collaboration with the Knights of Columbus Thanksgiving Food drive

  • - Raised awareness of the World Day of the Poor in November

  • - Raised $110.00 at the Advent Concert by the Canadian Goan Christian Group

  • - Provided Christmas gift packages to the 87 families-in-need who had asked for help for Christmas. Our drive was also supported by our schools: Divine Mercy, Our Lady of Mercy, St. Sebastian, St. Rose of Lima, St. Aloysius Gonzaga, St. Faustina Elementary School and Credit Valley Public School; our neighboring Parish - St. Josephine Bakhita Parish; individual sponsors, Just Socks Charity, Basket Brigade Canada; and the staff of World Vision, Tree of Life, and TD Bank - Etobicoke branch.

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.



Annual #SOUPerBowl #FoodDrive will be held on Feb 1st & 2nd in support of @StFrancisTable2, an outreach ministry to the poor by Capuchin Friars. Items needed: Soups any style, canned vegetables, canned meats, pasta sauces, canned tomatoes, and rice. Thank you for your generosity! pic.twitter.com/385XKJPA1S

— Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, MercifulRedeemer (@mrcssvp) January 14, 2020


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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January 2020 Summary


Households
106
Adults
110
Children
154
Calls
41
Home Visits
25
Volunteer Hours
154

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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.


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