2021 OLA/SVDP ST. NICHOLAS CHRISTMAS PROJECT
Are you wondering how to make a struggling family’s Christmas brighter? You can embody the spirit & tradition of St. Nicholas by purchasing gifts and/or gift cards for children. Sign up to sponsor a family in Ventura who has faced many challenges this year and needs help making Christmas a joyful season for their children. The staff of St. Vincent de Paul/OLA Conference (SVdP/OLA) will interview families in need of your help. You will be contacted by SVdP/OLA staff, with paperwork on a matched family and provide one gift per child.
You will make arrangements to meet the family in front of OLA Church to give the unwrapped gifts to the parents.
Afterward, please submit family paperwork to SVdP/OLA for recordkeeping.
SVdP Office: (805) 642-4104 [email protected] Click HERE to Contact Us
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul at OLA is part of a worldwide organization of lay Catholic men and women who are committed to live and grow in their Christian faith through prayer and personal involvement in charitable works. The Society’s mission is accomplished through parish and community-based groups called Conferences (volunteers) and programs called “Special Works.” The Society’s work includes any actions that promote the dignity of the person, alleviate suffering and distress, while correcting the conditions that cause them.
If you are in need of assistance please call the SVdP office to make an appointment to discuss your needs with one of our office Vincentians. Please leave a message if the phone is not answered and your call will be returned.
Here in the Ventura area, the Society meets person-to-person with those in need of rental assistance/lodging, transportation expenses, food, pharmacy and medical needs, utility bills, and clothing,
If you are interested in becoming a Vincentian, you can answer and/or return phone calls, meet with those in need, be available for one of the Bundle Sundays (which is a day held periodically at Church to benefit our SVdP Thrift Store located in Los Angeles), help staff a booth at the Ministry Faire, or other functions.
We here at Our Lady of the Assumption can proudly say that 93% of the funds donated have been used to assist those in need. The 7% is used for office expenses only.
Pray and discern on helping those in need by joining the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul-OLA Conference. Please call for more information: (805) 642-4104 or attend our meetings on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month at 9:00 a.m. See you there!
Online monetary donations may be made HERE:
or please mail to OLA SVdP, 3175 Telegraph Road, Ventura CA 93003.
If you would like to donate lightly used or new household goods or clothing, watch for bulletin announcements about OLA-SVdP Bundle Sundays, three times a year in the church paring lot.
If you have any questions please call the SVdP office at (805) 642-4104 and leave a message or email [email protected] Your message will will be returned as soon as possible.