In 2008, Catholic Financial Life and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul formed a partnership to provide help to people in need. Through the joint agreement, Catholic Financial Life provides an additional $500 in Match Funds to chapters sponsoring activities to benefit local SVdP councils and conferences.
Following eight years of continued success, Catholic Financial Life's Board of Directors have unanimously decided to extend the partnership. In 2015, Catholic Financial Life surpassed the $1 million mark in total funds raised, matched, or donated. Over the course of this partnership, Catholic Financial Life members have donated more than 149,300 hours of volunteer time in support of SVdP. This represents a current economic value of nearly $3.5 million*.
"Our partnership with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul allows us to put our Catholic values in action. As Catholics, we are called to reach out to individuals in need, especially those lacking in the basic necessities of life." - Bill O'Toole, President & CEO of Catholic Financial Life
Catholic Financial Life has a long-standing tradition of caring for individuals and organizations in need. As good-will ambassadors, our blessings must be shared with our brothers and sisters in need. By assisting the poor through the efforts of the organization, we are answering the call to put our Catholic values into action. Let’s adopt the vision of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and "embrace the world in a network of charity." Contact your chapter leaders or our home office for details on how you can get involved.
* current value of volunteer hours is based on a calculation by the Independent Sector.