There are a multitude of ways to help St Vincent de Paul help our neighbors! The REAL NUMBER ONE way is prayer – pray for us and those we serve. Other means of supporting us are as follows:
1. We can always use financial assistance. On the second full weekend of every month, we pass a blue bucket at the end of Mass to collect any financial contribution you would care to give. Those of us who use the parish envelopes will find a St Vincent de Paul envelope for each month. You can also donate online. Just click on the link below which will take you to our profile page on the GuideStar website – once there, just click on the blue ‘donate now’ button.
2. By making purchases at Fred Meyer and/or Amazon.com:
Your shopping dollars have the chance to do double duty and work for the good of our neighbors in need! The Fred Meyer Community Rewards and AmazonSmile programs will donate a percentage of your purchase prices to us. This will not happen automatically: you must go to each program’s website, sign up, and designate “St Anthony’s Church Conference of St Vincent de Paul Society” as your recipient charity. After that, donations ARE automatic.
For Fred Meyer, go to the address below and follow the instructions. At the very end of the sign up page be sure to select St Anthony’s Church Conference of St Vincent de Paul Society or use our FM non profit number, 93575, to tie us to your rewards card.
For Amazon Smile, go to the following address and link St Anthony’s Church Conference of St Vincent de Paul Society to your AmazonSmile account:
With regard to AmazonSmile, we always encourage people to ‘shop local’ and support businesses in our community, but sometimes we can only find what we are looking for online – and in that case, we can make it count for our neighbors! And of course, Fred Meyer is located right here in our community.
3. Donate your car:
The Spokane Council of the Society participates in St. Vincent de Paul USA’s National Vehicle Donation Program. It’s easy: you get rid of a vehicle you no longer want without the hassle of trying to sell it, and the St. Vincent de Paul Society in Spokane gets 80% of the sale price (all of which goes to the poor in Spokane). To learn more or to donate a vehicle, go to:
4. Make in-kind donations:
We are always in need of paper towels, dish soap, surface, bathroom, and floor cleaners, Clorox/similar wipes, sponges, bar soap, shampoo, toothpaste, dental floss and laundry detergent. These items make a huge difference in our clients’ lives, enabling them to live with much greater dignity and better health. Sorry, but we CANNOT use food, open or partially used items, or anything not listed here.