ST. VINCENT DE PAUL KEEPING NEIGHBORS WARM WITH TWO EVENTS THIS WEEKEND
CINCINNATI – December 2, 2021 – St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati will host its second winter coat distribution of the season on Saturday, December 4, from 9am to noon at the Central Parkway YMCA (1105 Elm Street). All members of the media are invited to attend. The event is open to any neighbor in need of a coat; IDs will be required at registration.
Over 800 neighbors received a winter coat through St. Vincent de Paul’s last winter coat distribution on Saturday, November 20 at Elder High School. Photos are available here. In total, St. Vincent de Paul aims to distribute 4,000 coats to neighbors throughout the winter months.
With the coldest days of winter still ahead, St. Vincent de Paul continues to collect coats to distribute to neighbors. For the convenience of donors, St. Vincent de Paul will host a drive-thru coat collection on Sunday, December 5, at the Don & Phyllis Neyer Outreach Center (1146 Bank Street), from 9am to noon. St. Vincent de Paul volunteers will be stationed in the parking lot to accept coat donations.
At this time, the greatest needs are for donations of coats sizes XXL and larger, as well as infant and toddler coats.
“It’s difficult for any parent to face a circumstance in which they cannot provide everything their child needs,” says Mike Dunn, Executive Director of St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati. “Unfortunately, a new winter coat for a growing child is an expense many cannot afford. As we prepare for the coldest days of winter, it is heartwarming to see the community come together to provide this basic need.”
After this weekend, St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati will host one additional coat distribution for neighbors on Wednesday, December 8 at the Clippard Family YMCA (8920 Cheviot Road), from 5-8pm.
St. Vincent de Paul of Northern Kentucky will host distributions on Saturday, December 4 at Newport Primary School in Newport and on Saturday, December 18 at Life Learning Center in Covington and Cristo Rey Catholic Church in Florence.
Coat drive partners include Gold Star Chili, New Riff Distilling, and Lemsasters Consulting. WLWT and Warm 98.5 are media partners for the drive.
About St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati
For more than 150 years, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has compassionately cared for neighbors in need throughout Cincinnati and Hamilton County. More than 1,200 neighborhood-based volunteers provide personal, emergency assistance for needs such as food, clothing, rent and utilities, prescription medications and much more. The heart of our mission is to bridge the spiritual, emotional and material gaps in peoples’ lives and to serve with dignity and respect. St. Vincent de Paul – Cincinnati is one of hundreds of St. Vincent de Paul District Councils serving throughout the United States. For more information about our mission, outreach and services, visit SVDPcincinnati.org.