SOCIETY of ST. VINCENT de PAUL
BROWN COUNTY

  P.O. Box 577
2901 Long Lake Road
Nashville, Indiana 47448
812-988-8821

A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SOCIETY OF
ST. VINCENT de PAUL OF BROWN COUNTY
P. O. BOX 557, NASHVILLE, IN 47448
812-988-8821

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Brown County is a member conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, National Council of the United States, and qualifies as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and has been dedicated to the service of Brown County families for over twenty years. We serve families in need regardless of creed, color, gender, sexual orientation, criminal justice status, disability, marital status, veteran status, national origin, age or physical handicap. Our members are all volunteers who donate their time and talent in the true spirit of Christian charity.

Organized at St. Agnes Catholic Church in April, 1988, the society has made several moves and is now located at 2901 Long Lake Road in a 3,500 square foot warehouse across from the CYO Camp off of Clay Lick Road. We are open on “client choice food pantry” serving an average of 195 families per month with the only requirements being that they reside in Brown County and meet the income guidelines established by the State of Indiana.  Toiletry items are also available to each family that receives food during the month.  Through donations, we also provide gently used household items, pots and pans, linens, furniture, bedding, appliances, and clothing all of which are free of charge to those families in need.  Throughout the year there are other special programs, such as new shoes to the children at the beginning of school along with school supplies, new Blanket Day, Thanksgiving Turkeys, Christmas Hams and the Christmas celebration with new and gently used gifts for Christmas.  Our Helping Hand program provides limited utility bill assistance if funds are available. We rely heavily on St. Agnes Catholic Church and members for volunteers but we also receive support from area churches especially Church of the Lakes, Nashville United Methodist Church, Nashville Christian Church, Parkview Church of the Nazarene, Becks Grove Christian Church and Christiansburg United Methodist Church.   Special seasonal donations have been made by St. Barnabas Catholic Church, Indianapolis, St. Rose of Lima in Franklin, Indiana and St. David’s Episcopal Church in Bean Blossom, Indiana.  

We also acknowledge on-going partnerships and collaboration with the Hoosier Hills Food Bank in Bloomington, Brown County Community Foundation, Wal-Mart, Jay C Food Store and Sam’s Club in Columbus, Indiana, Sisters of the Holy Cross in Notre Dame, Indiana, South Central Community Against Poverty, CYO Camp Rancho Framasa, South Central Indiana REMC, Midwest Food Bank, Brown County Lion’s Club, CVS in Nashville, Walgreen’s in Franklin, Indiana,  Rotary Club of Brown County of Nashville, Indiana, Purdue University Extension, Brown County, Brown County YMCA, Indianapolis Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Brown County IGA Partners for Progress and the Howard Hughes Memorial Morel Mushroom Sale. 

 

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