Category Archives: St. Vincent de Paul

Walk for the Poor Raises $1,478

The St. Vincent de Paul Society Walk for the Poor held September 24 raised $1,478 for the Belleville Diocese St. Vincent de Paul Society.  We commend our students and faculty for their support, which benefits those in need!

SVDP WALK FOR THE POOR: Participants (from left) Quinton Holzinger, Thomas Marron, Joshua Schmitt, Logan Mattson, and Parker Johnson pause for a picture during their walk.

SVDP WALK FOR THE POOR: St. Vincent de Paul Society President Dennis Trickey is pictured counting donations to the Walk for the Poor.

 

“Green & Jeans Day” Raises $810 for St. Patrick Center


From the “Green and Jeans Day” fundraiser on March 17, our St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVDP) raised $810 for St. Patrick Center in St. Louis, which assists those who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.  Pictured are (left to right) SVDP members Dennis Trickey, Ellie Stark and Sarah Maller; Brenda Endres, who will deliver the check; SVDP moderator Mrs. KK Schneider, and faculty member Mrs. Andrea Bodinet.

Toy and Winter Clothing Collection

SVDP Toy Collection

(from left) St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVDP) members Annie Kuenstler, Sarah Schriewer, Dennis Trickey, and moderator Mrs. KK Schneider delivered donated toys to BCMW in Breese. During a collection sponsored by SVDP November 21 through December 9, a new record of 325 new toys, hats, gloves and scarves were donated for those in need. In addition, our boys basketball team collected new and gently used coats at their blue and white scrimmage games. The winter clothing will be donated to Belleville SVDP.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

During the annual Thanksgiving Food Drive, the Mater Dei community donated 2,742 food items.  In twelve years, the Mater Dei community has donated 22,156 food items to bless those in need.  Please join us in extending a special “thank you” to Mrs. Deb Foote, NHS moderator; Mrs. KK Schneider, St. Vincent de Paul moderator; and our NHS officers and members for hosting the drive.

Pictured at left, Quinn Cutler, Drew Tonnies and Myah Beckmann organize donations.

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Junior Knights, pictured at left with Student Ambassadors, donated 62 food items to the drive during their Thanksgiving Art and Service Project.

Walk for the Poor Raises $1,225

On September 25, Mater Dei students raised $1,225 for the Belleville Diocese St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVDP).  We thank our students for their dedication to helping those in need!

(left to right) SVDP President Sarah Schriewer, moderator Mrs. KK Schneider, and Vice President Sarah Maller registered participants.

(left to right) SVDP President Sarah Schriewer, moderator Mrs. KK Schneider, and Vice President Sarah Maller registering participants.

MD students Tor Sena (left) and Penny Vo (right) pose for a picture during the walk.

 

MD St. Vincent de Paul Donations

The Mater Dei chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society has sponsored events this semester that has resulted in the group making donations including a $200 donation to H.I.S. Kids, an organization that provides an ongoing support system for families affected by childhood cancer and related illnesses, a $500 donation to help fund the education for four high school students in Guatemala, and a donation of 300 new toys to BCMW in Breese.

Knights Give Generously

Mater Dei students and faculty continue to demonstrate generosity for those in need. Through the friendly competition between the classes, the Penny War, sponsored by Student Council, $332 was donated to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. In honor of Fr. Vince Haselhorst’s 80th birthday, through events sponsored by the Mater Dei chapter of the St. Vincent de Paul Society, MD students donated over 100 gently worn shoes and the funds needed to purchase a stove. These items will be donated to families in Guatemala. A “Dress Down for Babies” day, sponsored by the MD chapter of the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), $1,370 was donated to the March of Dimes.