First Quarter 2021 - Happy Spring!!!
Volunteer Newsletter
To see in those in need the face of Christ
2021 Calendar
  • Art and Craft Show in early June...more info to be provided soon!
  • Sunday, September 26th, SSPP Church, 10:30 AM Mass; Annual Vincentian Mass in honor of St. Vincent de Paul.
  • Sunday, November 7th, SSPP Church, 10:30 AM Mass in Remembrance of Deceased Vincentians. 
  • Sunday, December 5th, SSPP Church, 10:30 AM Mass in honor of Patroness of SVdP, the Blessed Virgin Mary and Her Immaculate Conception
  • Plans for resumption of the SSPP-SVdP Club are on hold for now
GIVING TUESDAY
GivingTuesday reports total giving increased from $1.97 billion to $2.47 billion (yes, BILLION!) in the United States alone, representing a 25% increase compared to GivingTuesday 2019. Here at SVdP, in our first year participating, we received $1,590.00 in donations through Facebook and additional donations were made via our website and mailed checks. Thank you to all who recently signed up to volunteer your time or contributed to this fund!
A BIG THANK YOU TO...
Shore United Bank employees generously donated dozens of complete Thanksgiving dinners to SVdP that were
enjoyed by our food pantry patrons.
Nate Gaines and some of his fellow employees from Celeste Industries, who donated several hams to the Food Pantry that were enjoyed by local families this Thanksgiving.
Choptank Transport generously supplied turkeys, salads and honey buns so that needy families had delicious Thanksgiving dinners. Additionally, they recently presented a check to the Food Pantry.

Jim Lyons and Gary Molchan of the Lions Club of Easton recently presented a $500 check to Alex Handy for Thrift Center use.
That's Dedication!
Food pantry volunteers are grateful for the new heaters on a recent, breezy, 32 degree morning. They have made a big difference in a lot of lives during this difficult time, with cheery faces and dispositions. Thank you to all!
Honoring Kathy Weaver
Alex presenting Kathy with the memory photograph album.
Kathy Weaver
Fond words from Father Nash
Food Pantry volunteers and others gathered recently to present Kathy Weaver with a special photography book created by Stephanie Handy and signed by the many who have worked with her over the years. She has been an extraordinary presence in the SVdP Food Pantry and we wish to show the love and respect we all have for her!
Bring Out Your Inner Rembrandt; Or Just Bring Us the Rembrandt!!
We are seeking original art pieces (paintings, photographs, sculptures, pottery, jewelry and more) for an upcoming Art and Craft Sale. Whether it's something you've created, or a gently used piece you no longer have the room for, we'd love to see it (and sell it!) for the benefit of the SVdP Food Pantry.

Contact barbaraharries@gmail.com if you have something you'd like to donate or if you would like to help with this fun event!
Despite the challenges this year because of COVID-19, the Angel Tree program was able to provide gift cards to 8 social agencies, which distributed them to almost 750 children, disabled adults, and seniors in need in Talbot County. Thanks to the unbelievable generosity of our donors, many people had a brighter Christmas.
 
SVdP especially wants to thank Shore United Bank for helping us help people by waiving the credit card fees on the gift cards we requested.

And we SO appreciate Debbie Molchan, for again leading this effort under very difficult circumstances this year.
We will miss you, Dick and Sandy Bemis!
Sandy and Dick Bemis were honored with a "Drive-Bye" recently to show appreciation for all the years of service and dedication they have given to SVdP. They recently sold their home and are building a home in the lovely state of Vermont, to be near family. Many of us have appreciated their friendship and support and they will both be missed.
CONGRATULATIONS Times Two ...to Patti and Ralph Case, who were selected for induction into the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame for the year 2020. The induction ceremony for the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame has been cancelled this year due to the pandemic. Inductees instead will be installed "in absentia" to the Hall of Fame. Patti and Ralph Case, two outstanding SVdP Vincentians, are now new members of the class of 2020.

They also have been selected to receive the prestigious "Geri" award as announced by the Maryland Senior Citizens Hall of Fame. This award is given to four MD Senior Citizens Hall of Fame inductees for their extraordinary community service. Our community has been greatly enriched as a result of their efforts. Congratulations, Patti and Ralph, and thank you for being so generous with your time and talents.

They have both served in many capacities at SVdP. Ralph has been the "Building Maintenance Administrator" since 2012 and is also a Home Visitation team member. Patti has served as the Food Pantry Coordinator, scheduling volunteers to work in the pantry as well as a SVdP Ambassador. Both have been very active in every aspect of fundraising. We are so proud of their achievements. 
Volunteer Positions Available:
Furniture: Scheduler
Furniture: Co-Chair
Grants Administrator
Home Visitor Team Member
Telephone Responder
Volunteer Spotlight - Jan Otter
Janice Otter is a Northern California native who moved to Talbot County in 1993. Alex Handy introduced Jan to the food pantry about ten years ago when it was on Commerce Drive. She loves volunteering at the SVdP food pantry because she has made lasting friendships and has also come to know many clients over the years. Retired from healthcare careers, Jan and her husband Tom live just outside of Oxford, where they have four dogs, two cats, chickens and two rescue ponies. They enjoy being out on the water, playing tennis, swimming or spending time with their two granddaughters. Jan always looks forward to her volunteer time at SVdP in rain, sleet, snow or blue skies, and SVdP is fortunate to count her as one of our great volunteers.
Amazon Smile Account


If you'd like to have Amazon give us a small donation for items you purchase (at no cost to you), please click on this special link (or copy and paste into your browser): https://smile.amazon.com/ch/82-5261263 or specify "St. Vincent de Paul Saints Peter and Paul Conference I" from the Amazon Smile website. THANK YOU.
Please Welcome Our New Volunteers:

Don Schmigel - Food Pantry
Larry Nicosia - Food Pantry
Josephina Hoevenaars - Thrift Store
Barbara Forrest - Thrift Store
Chris Duncan - Thrift Store
Donna Horney - Thrift Store
Josee Kelly - Home Visitation
Michael Young - Home Visitation
Erica Wiles-Mackendrick - Thrift Store
Leslie Mann - Thrift Store
Michele Olewack - Home Visitation
Contact Us:
Society of St. Vincent de Paul SSPP Conference, Inc.
29533 Canvasback Drive
P.O. Box 783
Easton, MD 21601
410.770.4505
email: svdpeastonmd@gmail.com

(Articles/information for future issues may be submitted via email to barbaraharries@gmail.com)