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An e-publication of St. Vincent de Paul Georgia
July 2021
Our Mission
Respecting the dignity of each person, St. Vincent de Paul Georgia brings help and hope to those in need so they may achieve stability and move toward self-sufficiency.   
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"Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile” 
-Albert Einstein

IT'S ALMOST THAT TIME!!!
 

Saturday, September 11, 2021

The Westin Perimeter
7:00 PM
7 Concourse Parkway NE
Atlanta, GA 30328


Evening For Hope is one of Atlanta’s most anticipated charity events and
St. Vincent de Paul Georgia’s most important fundraising event of the year.
In its 13th year, this inspirational, one-of-a-kind soiree showcases the extraordinary work being done in the community to bring help and hope to those in need and honors exceptional individuals who make a meaningful difference in the lives of others.  The event features delectable cuisine, entertainment, silent auction, stories of hope, and more.
Evening For Hope raises significant funds for SVdP Georgia’s core programs and services that provide help and hope to neighbors in need across Georgia. 

Evening For Hope raises significant funds for SVdP Georgia’s core programs and services that provide help and hope to neighbors in need across Georgia

For information on our different sponsorship levels &
to purchase tickets, please click here!
Pharmacy
 
St. Vincent de Paul Georgia
Community Pharmacy
St. Vincent de Paul Georgia
 Welcomes New Pharmacist Dr. Samantha Ricks

Dr. Samantha Ricks (“Dr. Sam”) is excited to join the St. Vincent de Paul Georgia team as the new Director of Pharmacy. Dr. Sam is originally from Chicago and obtained a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University in 2004.

Dr. Sam started her professional career as a staff pharmacist in various retail and community pharmacy settings.  She eventually recognized the need to diversify her career portfolio and obtained several positions in non-traditional settings including hospital, long-term acute care, mental health facilities, and home infusion. Throughout the years Dr. Sam has taken on several roles, eventually working her way up to middle and upper-level management positions. She has mentored several pharmacists in their careers and has earned awards and recognition for her leadership.  Dr. Sam has also provided management and consultant services to several non-traditional pharmacies and other small businesses through a staffing agency that she co-owns.

With over 20 years of pharmacy experience, Samantha hopes to lend her expertise to the upward growth and expansion of the pharmacy.  She is eager to serve as many patients in need as possible and is dedicated to providing compassionate care in the process.
The SVdP Georgia Community Pharmacy has filled over 350 prescriptions since opening on February 1st!
The SVdP Georgia Community Pharmacy provides maintenance medications to address medical conditions such as diabetes, coronary artery disease, asthma, COPD, and mental health conditions. 

Client Appointments:

Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday:

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

2050-C Chamblee Tucker Road, Atlanta, GA 30341

Phone: 678-892-6181 | Fax: 678-353-6914

St. Vincent de Paul Georgia's Community Pharmacy is accepting donations of medications that are in their original sealed containers.  Donations can be dropped off at our headquarters located at 2050 Chamblee Tucker Road Suite C. 
Please contact the pharmacy at 678-892-6181 or at sricks@svdpgeorgia.org for other options if you are unable to drop off your donations.
 
Durable medical equipment & supplies are now available for patients in need.

Some of the items available include:
wheelchairs, crutches, ostomy supplies, walkers, rollator walkers, shower benches, and commodes.
The pharmacy also has a wide selection of over-the-counter items and medications.
Please contact the pharmacy for further information.
 
SVdP Georgia's Community Pharmacy is also offering free weekly delivery services to patients who are unable to pick up their prescriptions.  Deliveries are made every Thursday to patients who are within a 20-mile radius of the pharmacy.
Patients also have the option to pick up their prescriptions or to have them shipped through UPS.

For more information on how you can apply, please visit www.svdpgeorgia.org/pharmacy
DONATE TO THE PHARMACY
Program Highlights
 
St. Vincent de Paul Georgia's
Community Events
Take the first step toward a healthier life. Learn more about the topics that matter to you and the unique challenges you may have with health and wellness. Get information and support materials. We’re here to help you every step of the way.
Each month St. Vincent de Paul Georgia will be teaming up with Cigna to host FREE wellness seminars open to the public. SVdP Georgia invites you to join us virtually or in person at our next
Healthier Together seminar. 

Healthier Together Seminar:
Practical Nutrition & Smoothie Tutorial

July 29, 2021
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

2050-C Chamblee Tucker Road, Atlanta, GA 30341
To register for this event, please contact Nichole Harris,
Chief Programs Officer, at 
678-892-6185.


St. Vincent de Paul Georgia's
Community Pantry
Welcomes Atlanta Food Bank's
Youth Service Summit Volunteers!

This summer, St. Vincent de Paul Georgia partnered with the 
Atlanta Community Food Bank 
to host a group of youth volunteers from their Youth Service Summit Program.
Every week, SVdP Georga welcomes a different group of volunteers who lend a helping hand with tasks ranging from sorting through donated food items to cleaning and organizing the shelves in our Community Pantry. 

The Youth Service Summit is an opportunity for students to gain an understanding of the Atlanta Community Food Bank’s work and the challenges of food security through hands-on experiences.
SNAP
 
GEORGIA SNAP PROGRAM

SVdP Georgia can NOW help clients sign-up for the SNAP Program!

Need help signing up for the Georgia SNAP Program? SVdP Georgia can help you! The Georgia Food Stamp program provides monthly benefits to low-income households to help pay for the cost of food.
SIGN-UP TODAY
Hope Transformed Capital Campaign
 
HELP US REACH THE FINISH LINE!
WE'RE ALMOST THERE!

Only $175,000 more is needed to complete this transformational project and position SVdP Georgia to provide help and hope to those in need for decades to come. 
DONATE TODAY
Through our first-ever capital campaign, Hope Transformed, SVdP Georgia is reimagining help and hope! Our new Community Support Center in Atlanta includes:
  • NEW COMMUNITY PHARMACY that provides free prescription medication, so families do not have to choose between getting medication and paying rent or other bills 
  • EXPANDED CLIENT-CHOICE FOOD PANTRY that creates access to fresh and nutritious food for community members in need 
  • NEW TEACHING KITCHEN that provides healthy eating and nutrition education 
  • NEW CONNECTED CLASSROOMS that provide efficient state-wide training for clients and SVdP Georgia volunteers 
  • NEW JOBS CENTER that provides those we serve with the opportunity to pursue better-paying jobs and advance their careers and so that they can achieve sustainable financial security 
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Volunteer Spotlight
 
SVdP GEORGIA'S MONTH OF JULY VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT
Sue Patterson
Tahirah Abdullah
I am a parishioner at Our Lady of the Assumption in Brookhaven where there is a very active, vibrant SVDP ministry so I was aware of some of the work they were doing.  The mission of SVDP really resonated with me as well.

 At the beginning of 2020, our pastor challenged each person to create "20 in 20" where we would do 20 acts of our choosing that bettered ourselves and our community.  I decided to make SVDP my vehicle and to donate my time and effort to it.  I started with the sorting and creating of the food packages but then decided to try delivering the food to residences and really liked it.  I am still doing that.  My husband does it with me as well.

My favorite part about volunteering is that the pick-up is so fast and easy - everything is sorted and organized so we can just load the boxes in the car, get our sheet of deliveries (already in the correct driving order) and go!  I also like seeing the folks SVDP is helping and saying hello and wishing them well.  They are so happy to see us too!

I keep coming back to volunteer because there is such a great need for food in our community - families, children, young adults, seniors - people all across the spectrum.  Creating longer-term solutions is complex and will take time but in the meanwhile, we can help people with their immediate needs.  After one of our deliveries, as we were leaving, the recipient said "You don't know how much this means to me - today I will eat."  After a different delivery, the recipient created a rose for us out of aluminum foil as a thank you - I kept it as a reminder that everyone has talents, is worthy of respect, and makes contributions to the world. It is a blessing to be of help to others.
 
 

 
I got involved with St. Vincent de Paul while looking for volunteer opportunities around me. Being that school was about to end and I'd have nothing to do, I wanted to find something meaningful to take up my time. I went to Hands-on Atlanta to find an opportunity and I chose St. Vincents because of the proximity and details. 
 
 My favorite thing about volunteering with St. Vincents is definitely the environment. Everyone is so kind and welcoming. I'm always happy to be there. It doesn't feel like work or a hassle because of the community they've created.
 
 I keep coming back because of my dedication to my community, the fulfillment of helping others, and the wonderful experience St. Vincent de Paul provides. At other volunteer centers, I don't get the feeling that I'm a part of the family or the warm welcoming atmosphere like I do at St. Vincent de Paul Georgia and because they are so friendly and enthusiastic it makes me look forward to going back every week. 
Laiza Labiano
As a current high school student, I'm required to complete volunteer hours. I wanted to volunteer at a location where my efforts would go towards improving and benefiting the community. I was aware of the positive impact St. Vincent de Paul Georgia had on my community so I knew that volunteering here would be worthwhile and very gratifying! 

I enjoy putting food out at the front because anyone can enter and take whatever they'd like off those shelves. It's nice to know that no food goes to waste and people don't get to leave the pantry empty-handed.

What keeps me coming back is the amazing staff and volunteers that continue to make my volunteering experience at SVdP Georgia memorable and enjoyable! I always leave feeling fulfilled because I know that what I'm doing is helping make a difference in my community! 

 
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VOLUNTEER

Can you or someone you know help? Volunteers always make an impact!

  • St. Vincent de Paul Georgia has many areas available for volunteers to work. If you are interested in short-term or group opportunities, check out our current openings! 
    Sign Up Today!


DONATE GOODS

The following are especially needed at our Food Pantries:

  • canned foods
  • dry goods
  • condiments
  • personal hygiene
  • feminine hygiene
  • shopping bags

Find a Drop-off Point

Donations to general operations will support all programs by St. Vincent de Paul across Georgia.
2021 TEE OFF FOR HOPE HIGHLIGHTS  
On June 7th, 2021 St. Vincent de Paul Georgia held our
12th Annual Tee Off For Hope, which was a huge success!

Thanks to all participants, sponsors, and donors, the event brought in record revenue, exceeding this year's goal!

To view all team photos please, click here.
Brian Finneran of 680 The Fan, Kyle Wade,
Atlanta Archbishop Gregory John Hartmayer
&
St. Vincent de Paul Georgia CEO Patrick McNulty
Hennessey Lexus of Atlanta
Hole In One Sponsor
Special thanks to all of our sponsors 
 
Thank you to our media partners
AM 1160 The Quest
Atlanta Catholic Radio
Teammates enjoy a good time
on the green at
The Standard Club Georiga 
Preventing Homelessness, Fighting Hunger, and Changing Lives.
Founded in 1903, St. Vincent de Paul Georgia provides immediate relief to those on the edge of poverty. We help neighbors in crisis maintain self-sufficiency and dignity by providing emergency mortgage, rent or utility payments; food, clothing, medicine; legal aid; loan or tax assistance, and career guidance. SVdP puts hope into action to prevent poverty from spreading to another family.
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