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Making a Global Difference – The Society of St. Vincent DePaul

They say that being “in the moment” is important because you never know what opportunity might pop up. That is exactly what happened when I answered an email sent to our city by Steve Havemann from the Society of St. Vincent DePaul. Several years ago I spoke to a local chamber and met a volunteer… Read more »

Executive Director Steve Havemann on the Mission: Employable Podcast

Join the conversation as we highlight St. Vincent de Paul, an organization that has programs to help underserved populations build job skills and find pathways to employment. Executive Director Steve Havemann talks about how St. Vincent de Paul of Des Moines works with the community to help people overcome barriers and connect with new job… Read more »

St. Vincent De Paul In The Community

As we continue to provide food, clothing, furniture, financial assistance, and education to over 33,000 Iowans during this global pandemic, other businesses in our community are noticing our efforts. Check out this St. Vincent De Paul Blog just posted by Broken Arrow T-Shirt Printing and Embroidery. The blog lists three ways people visiting their website can help… Read more »


During this time of closures and social distancing we have established a protocol allowing us to continue providing pantry essentials to those in need. Both pantries are open for business by appointment only.   Pantry appointments and pickup times are Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. As needs run high, supplies run low.   We would like… Read more »

SVdP Reflection – July 2017

If we look at the definition of summer, one of its meanings would describe this season as “a time of fulfillment”. It is a time to witness and enjoy the presence of god through a gentle breeze, a turbulent storm, or as the temperature has testified, some very warm days. You know, summer seemed younger… Read more »