St. Vincent de Paul District Council of Dayton is a 501(c )(3) nonprofit organization, annually serving over 100,000 people in need in the Miami Valley with faith-based assistance, shelter, and hope. The members, staff, and volunteers of the District Council, through its conferences and special works, provide person-to-person emergency assistance and supportive services to Montgomery County people in need.

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5 Things I Learned on a Tour of St. Vincent de Paul

St Vincent de Paul Gateway Shelter on Apple Street Watercolor by Regina Dixon

Written by Lauren Rinehart, Girl About Town blogger Growing up in the Dayton area, you hear about St. Vincent de Paul all the time – clothing drives, fundraising, etc.  People just know about this organization and their mission to provide safe shelter to those in need, even if they’ve never needed to use it themselves.  […]

Thanksgiving Letter from David Bohardt

Written by David Bohardt, Executive Director The holiday season can be very bittersweet for the clients we serve. Memories of better times are trumped by their current reality. Demons won’t simply go away when the rest of the community is in a celebratory mood. They face challenges, even as they wonder where to find the […]

From Food Pantry to Thrift Store: St. Vincent de Paul Helps People

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Written by Sunnie Lain, Vincentian Support Specialist One morning recently, we were just getting ready to close the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry, which is located in our Thrift Store building on Edwin C. Moses Boulevard.  It had been a busy morning.  Volunteers had distributed food to over 400 families that day and we […]

St. Vincent de Paul Honored at Access to Justice Awards Gala

On Thursday, November 12, 2015 St. Vincent de Paul was honored with the Community Impact Award at the Access to Justice Awards Gala presented by ABLE, LAWO, and GDVLP. Congratulations to Access to Justice honorees. More information on the awards: — Dayton Power & Light (@DPLToday) November 13, 2015 Executive Director David Bohardt […]

How to Host a Donation Drive

Written by Matthew Layton, Volunteer Blogger St. Vincent de Paul relies on your donations to fight poverty in Dayton. One way you can help give back to the community is by organizing a donation drive. Four Simple Steps Donation drives make great community service projects for corporations, schools, churches and community organizations. We provide the […]

How do Conferences Work Together?

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Written by Sunnie Lain, Vincentian Support Specialist  When one of our Conferences receives a call, they jump into action. Recently, a client who is disabled called explaining he needed a ramp. Vincentians who visited the client at home saw that without a ramp, he relied constantly on others to help him leave or enter his […]

How the Family Car Keeps Giving

You may have had your family vehicle for years. Passed down from sibling to sibling, it may be time to start fresh with the next car that will last another lifetime. Your family car may have been dependable and taken care of you and yours, but did you know your car can continue caring for […]

What Do I Do With My Old Family Car?

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Your vehicle gave your family so much, but what do you do at the end of its road? When you donate your vehicle to St. Vincent de Paul, you provide opportunities for families and individuals to overcome homelessness and poverty. Schedule your pick up by calling (937)222-5555 option 3 or online. Drive Dayton forward with […]

How Do You Stay Motivated?

St. Vincent de Paul Executive Director David Bohardt visited Bob and Gloria on WHIO Radio’s There is A Season to discuss how he stays modivated to keep giving back to the community. Listen to the full interview online and read the live tweets below. "Practice, practice, practice" -David Bohardt on how to excel in caring […]

3 Ways to Volunteer from Home

We know you have a heart of gold and would love to volunteer to make Dayton a better place to live through volunteering your time and skills with St. Vincent de Paul. We want to make it so easy for you to get involved that we’ve listed three ways you can volunteer from the comfort […]

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