HOW YOU CAN HELP
The works of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Racine involve our members as well as other volunteers. We welcome people of all backgrounds, skills and interests to assist us in working with those in need to improve their lives. Volunteers are you, me, the person next to you in church or behind you in the grocery store checkout.
Home visits are always done as partners. An experienced lead visitor sets up the visit, assesses the needs and suggests available resources to meet those needs. Training and resources are provided to visitors. The partner helps to assess the needs and provides support to the lead visitor as well as to the families we visit. Visits are scheduled based on the availability of both the caller and the visitors. A typical visit would only require about an hour’s commitment.
Volunteers are needed to help sort, shelve and package the food. Ohers welcome and register recipients and distribute food. The pantry at 926 LaSalle St., Racine, needs help from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm, usually in two-hour shifts, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
The meal program is held every Tuesday at 1032 Grand Avenue, Racine. Dinner is served at 5:30 pm. Volunteers are needed to prepare food, both in their home (casseroles and salads) and at the site from 4:30 – 6:30 pm, to set up the food and dining room, to serve the food, and to clean up after dinner. To volunteer or learn more, email firstname.lastname@example.org or
Money to support our programs comes from donations from our members, our parishioners, other donors and income from our thrift store.
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We also rely on the Racine Community Foundation to help fund programs. We are thankful for all our supporters and couldn't serve the community without them.
Our Thrift Store at 822 Forrest Lane, Waterford, WI 53185, welcomes donations of gently-used or like new clothing & accessories, furniture, household goods, and collectibles. Donation drop-off hours are Monday – Friday 9am-3pm and Saturday 9am-2pm. We can arrange for pickup of furniture. Contact us at (262) 332-7242 for details or questions. To see additional information about donating goods check here
New members are always welcome. We would be happy to discuss what membership can add to your life. Please call and leave a message for Council President Don Mueller at 262-633-6467.