HELPING FAMILIES IN JULY

In July we helped 387 families with food and financial aid. There were 337 families that came for food, consisting of 725 adults and 289 children, a total of 1,014. SVdP helped 55 families in financial aid. Thank you for the support you give to SVdP.

2022 WINNER OF NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS 50/50 RAFFLE ANNOUNCED

The drawing for the SVdP Raffle was held on Tuesday, July 12, 2022 at 10:00 am at Bales Hall at St. Mary Parish in Sterling, IL. This fundraising event is held annually from May through the middle of July, to raise funds to support the SVdP food pantry and financial aid programs for those in need in the Sterling-Rock Falls Area and all Whiteside County, which SVdP Society has been serving for over 60 years. The Mayor of Sterling, “Skip” Lee, drew the winning ticket as a SVdP volunteer looked on. (photo below). The winning ticket was purchased by Mike Terveer of Rock Falls and a check for $1960.00 was presented to Mr. Terveer by the SVdP Treasurer Dawn Naffziger.

CONGRATULATIONS MIKE!

St. Vincent de Paul Society would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to everyone who participated in the raffle and supported our fundraising event in other ways. We appreciate your support so very much. Our deepest thanks also go out to our volunteers for their dedicated efforts in making this event possible. God bless you all!

Families Helped in June

In June SVdP assisted 359 families with food and financial aid. There were 298 families that came for food, consisting of 623 adults and 314 children, a total of 937. In financial aid 69 families were helped with rent, utilities, gas for doctor appointments, motel, and prescriptions. Thank you Whiteside County community for your support.

JUNE QUOTE

God has a reason for allowing things to happen. We may never understand his wisdom, but we simply have to trust his will.

HELPING FAMILIES IN MAY

SVdP assisted 309 families in May, in the area of food and financial aid. There were 260 families that came for food, consisting of 596 adults and 183 children, a total of 779 individuals. In financial aid 59 families were helped in the areas of rent, utilities, prescriptions, hotels, and gas for doctor appointments. SVdP is grateful to Whiteside County for their generosity that will help others.

SVdP NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS 50/50 RAFFLE

ST. VINCENT DE PAUL HOLDS ITS 2022 NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS ANNUAL 50/50 RAFFLE. SPRING IS HERE AND SO IS THE ST. VINCENT DE PAUL 50/50 RAFFLE

Check out all the details displayed on the 50/50 Raffle Poster above. Be one of the first to buy a ticket or tickets in support of this event, which funds the SVdP food pantry and financial aid program that helps needy families in our community. Don’t miss out on the possibility of being the BIG WINNER of the 50/50 raffle. Our goal is to sell 1,500 tickets and the winner could receive as much as $3,750.

Tickets are available at the SVdP food pantry Monday through Friday from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m. Tickets will also be on sale at various business locations around the Sterling and Rock Falls area. LOOK for our SVdP 50/50 raffle table outside the businesses listed below and STOP by to support us:

County Market, Sterling — Saturday May 21, June 11, and July 9, 2022

Walmart, Sterling — Saturday May 28 and June 18, 2022

Farmers Market, Sterling — Saturday, June 4 and June 25, 2022

Food Truck Fridays, Riverfront, Rock Falls — Friday, June 10 and July 8, 2022

OR SCAN THE QR CODE DISPLAYED ON THE RAFFLE POSTER AND PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS NOW!

United Way Addresses Summer Hunger

Meals will feature kid-friendly foods like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, juice, crackers, granola bars, and fruit cups. No registration or ID is required, and participation is open to all children and teens.  

Meals will feature kid-friendly foods like peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, juice, crackers, granola bars, and fruit cups. No registration or ID is required, and participation is open to all children and teens.

Kids and teens will be able to get a grab and go meal from one of 18 sites throughout Whiteside County. Each site will serve on Wednesdays but will provide three lunches for each child. The program runs every Wednesday from 12:00PM -12:30PM starting June 1st and ending on August 10th.

2022 Meal Sites

ERIE
Margaret Park

FULTON
First Reformed Church

LYNDON
Richmond Park

MORRISON
Crossroads Comm. Center

MILLEDGEVILLE
Public Library

PROPHETSTOWN
Eclipse Square

ROCK FALLS
Coloma Homes
Merrill School
Rock Falls Public Library
Wallingford Park

STERLING
Broadway Methodist
Latin American Social Club
Scheid Park
Sterling Public Library
SterLynn Apartments
Salvation Army
St Paul’s Church

TAMPICO
Community Building

United Way of Whiteside County has run the Let’s Feed Our Children program for 21 years with the help of countless community partners. United Way is looking for additional donations and volunteers to support this program. Those interested in volunteering can sign up at: https://signup.com/go/fXBAKtz or by contacting Keri Olson at 815.625.7973 or kolson@uwwhiteside.org.

MAY QUOTE

God doesn’t give us what we can handle, God helps us handle what we are given.