Our People
Enjoy this message from Marty Smith, our Executive Director, recently sent to our fabulous volunteers
Our Partners
Catholic Charities
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Omaha partners with many nonprofit organizations in Omaha to make sure we are all working together to help those in need. This year, our partnership with Catholic Charities is stronger than ever. SVdP donated 5 Gaylords of toys to Catholic Charities for Christmas to distribute to families. When Catholic Charities had a surplus of food, they called us and we were able to distribute through our pantry. Partnerships are key and we make it a priority to connect so we know all resources are being utilized to help all of our neighbors in need and nothing goes to waste.
CONFERENCES AND HELP LINE
CARES ACT UPDATE
In June we were awarded a grant from the CARES Act through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services to distribute $950,000 to Nebraskans suffering financial difficulties due to Covid-19. Through December 31st we have distributed $914,706.13 to cover past-due expenses to over 783 families through the diligent efforts of our Vincentian conference members. We will undoubtedly disburse the rest by the end of the year. 
The need continues to outpace our resources but we have established some effective procedures and some determined Vincentians that will allow us to continue to help our neighbors access federal funds in the year ahead. If you are able, we are extremely grateful for your support, and so are our neighbors!
FOOD PANTRY
Combining for the Community
WOWT, Methodist Hospitals, Two Men and a Truck, and the Society of St Vincent de Paul partnered to make this one of the best Stuff the Bus drives ever. We combined the annual toy drive of Two Men and a Truck with the Stuff the Bus food drive and were amazed by the community's generosity.
   Brandon Schmidt from WOWT coordinated the effort while Brian Beadle and his team, along with Pat Dytrych and Andy Meadow from the SVdP Thrift Stores, managed the logistics. Both Methodist locations were perfect for the greater Omaha community to do their part.
Omahans filled 85 4x4x5-foot boxes: 56 boxes of food and 39 boxes of toys. The toys are distributed through the Toys for Tots program, Juan Diego Center, and Sarpy County Human Services into the hands of 2,200 children in Omaha.
About 33,600 pounds of canned and dry goods were donated. Our pantry will add meat, produce and milk so that we can provide about 2½ meals per family of four to 8,000 families this winter.
   It shows that businesses and the Omaha community know what it takes to work together to bring the right things to the right place at just the right time. SVdP and our partners continue to help neighbors in need, showing them that God is active, and looks out for them when times are difficult.
Current Food Pantry Needs:
Produce welcome!
Rice, beans, and staples always needed!
Drop off at 2101 Leavenworth Monday or Wednesday
between 8:00 - 11:00 am
PANTRY DRIVE-THROUGH OPEN
2101 Leavenworth Street
TUESDAYS AND THURSDAYS 9:00 - 12:30
THRIFT STORES
NEW STORE COMING SOON!
Construction has finally begun and we hope to be able to hold a grand opening in March or April. Thanks to our dedicated staff and the number of donated goods, sales in the stores continue to increase. Pat and Andy have done a fantastic job creating innovative processes and building community relationships with Toys for Tots and Sarpy County as well as new vendors for clothing sales.
Thank you for all your hard work guys!
SVdP Thrift Stores
Store Donation Pickup: Call Monday - Friday 9am-5pm to schedule
402-341-1688

Northwest Store
5505 N. 90th St | Mon-Sat 9a-8p, Sun 12-5p | 402-502-7837

Downtown Store
2101 Leavenworth St | Mon-Sat: 9a-6p | 402-341-4942

Papillion Store
807 Tara Pl | Mon-Sat 9a-6p | 402-593-4055

South Omaha Store
5037 S. 24th St | Mon-Sat 9a-6p | 402-733-3500
HOLY FAMILY COMMUNITY CENTER
Building Renovations
Our volunteers continue to make, hand out and deliver sandwiches, and to sort and give free clothing and personal care items through every stage of our floor refinishing. The old carpet and asbestos tiles have been removed and now the original wood floors are being refinished. Throughout the work we have found a way to work safely and with good cheer. Volunteers even insisted on working on Christmas Day, New Year's Day and during snowstorms! Their dedication overwhelms us each week!
We can't wait for you to be able to come and see our beautiful Chapel, but for now we can dream about how to utilize it best! We picture Vincentian retreats and trainings, concerts and dinners, film screenings and discussions, storytelling and plays, classes and community meetings... How would you want to see Holy Family renewed in the future?
Thanks to your generous donations, we were able to offer a gift of bus tickets to the folks that came to the door for lunch on Christmas Day, as well as those we serve through our Street Outreach.
Join us on our website here Thursday January 7th at 5:30pm for our virtual screening of the Borderlands episode of the PBS series Art 21.
There will be an online panel discussion following the hour long show with artists and curators from The Joslyn Art Museum and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art. Learn about contemporary art and the artists making it as well as some of your neighbors. Story sharing is important to the work we do at Holy Family, and what better way than through art?
There are many ways to support us if you can!
If you or someone you know is in need of assistance:
 Helpline: 402-346-5445
Our Mission
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a network of friends, inspired by Gospel values, growing in holiness and building a more just world through personal relationships with and service to people in need.