Making a gift to St. Vincent de Paul doesn’t always come in the form of writing a check or dropping off a box or two at the donation dock. For some local families, it’s looked more like handing over the car keys. St. Vincent de Paul accepts donations of cars, boats, RVs and motorcycles and uses the proceeds from vehicle sales to fund our ministries.

Father Tim Fahey, Parochial Vicar at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Kettering, donated a 1997 Saturn coupe to St. Vincent de Paul after years of praying that it would just keep running until his ordination. “This car saw me through eight years of seminary. It took me and others to the homebound, to hospitals and nursing homes, to classes we taught, and to vocations talks all over Columbus, and then all over in Cincinnati when I moved to major seminary. It took me all the way out to Colorado and back to work at a Catholic summer camp, and it took me home and back again for Christmas and Thanksgiving for all those years.”

When it was time to finally part ways, Father Tim chose to donate his car to St. Vincent de Paul. “Although I had never donated a vehicle before, I found the process very simple and fast. It might not have been of much value, but I knew St. Vincent de Paul would know how to make the best use of it in their ministry. In every parish I’ve served, St. Vincent is known as the organization that accompanies the poor and knows what needs must be met.”

When it’s time for you and your vehicle to part ways, please remember St. Vincent de Paul—vehicle donations are an important part of our fundraising to serve those in need in the Miami Valley. To learn how fast and simple it is to donate your vehicle, please click here.

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St. Vincent de Paul Dayton
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Phone: 937.222.5555
Fax: 937.222.7944

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