St. Vincent de Paul of Marshfield
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a world-wide organization founded in Paris, France in 1833 by Frederic Ozanam for the purpose of serving the needy with food, clothing, housing and guidance.
- The Society has been active in Marshfield since 1923.
- The SVDP Thrift Store was established to serve the needy. The store provides clothing, furniture, househouse items, books, sport equipment, etc. Proceeds from the Thrift Store are the primary source of funds with which to operate the Outreach Department.
- The Outreach Center provides a Food Pantry, the USDA Food Program, a Free Medical Clinic and other services. It also dispenses Thrift Store merchandise vouchers to those in need.
- Additional services in the SVDP building include a Christian Library, Central Wisconsin Literacy Council and Birthright.
- Every person on our staff is an important part of the Society's effort to assist the needy in a Christian spirit. We serve all people without regard for age, sex, race or religious beliefs.
"We must love our neighbor as being made in the
image of God and as an object of His love."