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The charitable ministry can only be carried on through the generous donations of our parishioners who truly never let the needy be forgotten. Your donations provide wide-ranging support to many, and our sincere hope is that this also plants a seed within them which will grow into faith and trust in a living and merciful God who knows and remembers us all. To provide the necessary funds to help achieve this end, there are three options for giving:

  1. The Society conducts "Beggars' Sundays" on the last Sunday of every other month, after the weekend masses. Your contributions--envelopes, checks or cash--can be dropped into the baskets held by our volunteers who are outside of the church after all masses on these days.

  2. Envelopes or checks marked specifically for The Society of St. Vincent de Paul can be given during mass collections anytime. The less fortunate will forever appreciate your kindness so please participate in our Beggars' Sundays.

  3. Electronic Giving is a program for the members of St. Katharine Drexel Parish to have their tax deductible offerings conveniently transferred from their checking or savings account or charged to their credit card. Offerings are credited to whichever collection is designated by parishioner, e.g.. Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Immaculate Conception Offertory, Sacred Heart Offertory or St. Patrick Offertory. The program is professionally managed by EFT Corporation, an offering management company.

Click on the DONATE button to go directly to the Electronic Giving enrollment form (new enrollment only). The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  All donations are fully tax deductible to the extent allowable by law.  Our Tax ID Number is 26-4742291.

Another option to donate to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is through SaveMart's eScrip program, where a percentage of your store purchases is donated back to the Society. Parishioners may remember using the 'Share Card' offered by SaveMart, Lucky, and Food Maxx. The share cards have been replaced by eScrip. Details how to use the eScrip program:

There are two ways to continue to donate. One way is to go on line to and follow their instructions. Our account is St. Vincent De Paul - SKD (this has to be spelled with capital letters exactly as shown) You will need to set up a password and give them your phone number which you use at checkout to direct proceeds. You can sign up for 3 different charities. You cannot use a tablet, ONLY a computer!! You can monitor your own donations this way.

The second way is to use our SDVP help line number (209-223-5865) when checking out instead of using the old shares card. If you forget our number, it is also located on page 5 of our bulletin, in the left column under St. Vincent de Paul Society. If you need any assistance, please contact John Murphy at Thank you for your continued support.

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