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Back To Work with Brother Jim for Kenya Woodworking
The new school year is fast approaching. Kenya Woodworking depends on the kindness of others to ensure their workshops and classroom is filled with the tools and supplies needed to teach these young men of the carpentry trade. Let’s help provide some new tools for Kenya Woodworking, stock the shelves with the clamps, glue, sandpaper, stains and power tools necessary to turn wood into something useful.
Your gift will help provide new and continuing trainees the tools, books, and supplies essential to learn carpentry skills. Let’s help them build a bright future for themselves and their families.
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May God bless you for helping to change lives.
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A Father’s SacrificeStudents in Northern India currently live on a campus that provides everything from dorm-style housing to classrooms to ballfields and gardens where they help grow the vegetables they eat. What’s missing? A kitchen! Right now meals are prepared in a “shed” that has seen better days. During the rainy season…well, you get the idea.So, VIMS is partnering with the Vincentian Solidarity Office (VSO) to build a real kitchen where meals for these (more or less) 165 children will be prepared and where they can sit down and eat together. eaten. Think of how much better this will make things for them! They already are far from home, away from family…having a place to eat good food with their friends and classmates will make a world of difference. You can help make that world of difference happen with your gift.
Mother’s Day Appeal
Our Mother’s Day appeal this year builds on this theme of what mothers give their children. We are asking you to help fund these good and important works in honor/memory of your mother.
- I don’t know about you, but I have trouble imagining what it is like to be a mother far from home, in a foreign country, who needs to provide for her children. But this is the very population of God’s people whom the Daughters of Charity serve in Mexico.
- Early during the war in Ukraine, I heard a woman there say (on the radio), “One day you are driving your daughter to the dentist and the next your apartment building has been bombed.” How do they do it? Well, Vincentians are helping them, that’s (partly) how!
- Then there are the moms in the Philippines where it seems every year a typhoon destroys many, many houses. How do these mothers manage in tents and partially repaired homes? They draw on support from the tireless Vincentians serving there.
Malawi Cyclone Appeal
so others might live
After steadily declining for a decade, the number of hungry people in the world is increasing again. Nearly 10% of the world’s population is hungry right now.
How about this for a staggering statistic: In three years, 2019 – 2022, the number of undernourished people grew by approximately 150 million.
For the next 40 days, VIMS will be sending groceries to the poorest parts of the world. Hungry people in at least 10 countries will eat more thanks to your generosity.
Thank you for helping us do our part in ending world hunger.
We also accept:
Funding Assistance for Burundi Church
Scrambled or Over Easy?
Giving Tuesday 2022 – Feeding the Hungry
Vincentians serve in some of the poorest places on earth. Food is basic. Vincentians do everything they can to make sure our brothers and sisters get enough. Will you help? We need to fill the pantries and put food on the tables of hungry people. Join me in filling the pantries of our parish churches and schools and our social service centers. Let’s pitch-in to make sure there is enough. If you are able, please be generous.
Collège Saint Joseph Antoura
Jim Donlevy’s Flooring Project
Jim needs to replace a large part of the concrete floor in the workshop. It is going to cost about $4,500 to remove the current (unsafe, fracturing) floor and pour a new one. How about it? Shall we dig deep and make this happen?