Celebrate the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul!

27 Sep

St Vincent de Paul MuralSeptember 27 is the Feast of St. Vincent de Paul, which marks the day he died and is the day each year that people around the globe remember his work. In recognition of St. Vincent’s spirit of giving, can you make a contribution to DePaul University?

Just as St. Vincent strove to provide an education to all who sought it, no matter their means, so the mission of DePaul is to help students gain access to higher learning. The annual fund is just the place for donors to make gifts that support the day-to-day operations of the university. Or, you can make a gift to scholarships, or any program, college or school you choose. Please visit our website to explore your options. All gifts make a difference to our students.

If you prefer, you can join the Vincentian Family in raising money to support Zafèn, an organization that helps fund growing Haitian businesses and social projects that do not qualify for traditional bank loans. Its newest program targets the “bottom billion,” people who live on $1.25 per day or less. The Pathway to a Better Life program helps Haitians eat more nutritiously, secure adequate housing, enroll their children in school and learn a marketable skill. The aim is for families to become self-sufficient within 18 months.

Haitian Family

You can help by donating online. If you give $25 or more, the impact of your gift will be doubled through a Vincentians-sponsored $100,000 match. Just today, the day the initiative launched, donors gave enough money to enroll more than nine families—which, with the matched funds, will help place 18 families in the program.

Please help keep the spirit of St. Vincent DePaul alive. Give to DePaul today!

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