Special Programs

In addition to our daily operation of providing food and clothes, the Vancouver St. Vincent de Paul Society Conference also conducts several programs to further help families in Clark County.

Thanksgiving and Christmas Food Baskets

Providing holiday food baskets to families at Thanksgiving and Christmas is a yearly tradition. 350 baskets are given out at Thanksgiving and over 400 at Christmas. In addition to the Christmas food baskets over 1,000 children also receive Christmas gifts.

Coats and Shoes Program

This is a very popular program. A local family donates money each year so that new coats and shoes can be purchased for children in the Vancouver and Evergreen school districts.  In 2021, we are planning to continue this program as COVID-19 restrictions allow.   

Rent and Utility Assistance

Our largest program is helping families with their rent and utility payments. Homelessness in our community is a major problem and by helping a family pay part of their rent our hope is that they are able to remain in their home and maintain a stable life.