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The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Annapolis, Inc. provides emergency financial assistance to Annapolis residents for rent, utilities, medicine, and food. No work of charity is foreign to the Society.
The St. Vincent de Paul Society of Annapolis, Inc. is the primary charitable instrument of the parishioners of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church.The Society consists entirely of volunteers. It receives funds from direct donations, a portion of the poor box collection at St. Mary's Church, and from a special appeal at Thanksgiving and Christmas to support the Holiday Food Program. Administrative and operational costs are less than 1% of expenditures. Virtually all funds go directly toward assisting our clients. The Society provides the following emergency services: counseling; co-ordination of services provided by local social service agencies and charities; financial assistance to prevent eviction; financial assistance to prevent utility cut-off; financial assistance for prescription drugs; work-related transportation; financial assistance with funerals. Clients do not receive cash. Financial assistance is provided in behalf of the client to the appropriate business or service, e.g., utility and heating companies, pharmacies, the Housing Authority of the City Annapolis. Nearly 1000 families receive assistance annually from the Society. In addition, at Thanksgiving and Christmas, the Society delivers food baskets to the homes of approximately 500 families.The Society is a 501 (c) (3) organization, signifying that it is recognized by the Internal Revenue Service and the State of Maryland as a not-for-profit organization exempt from income tax. Charitable donations are actively sought and greatly appreciated. Most donations to the Society are in the form of cash, or occasionally, equity stocks. Clothing, food, furniture, and automobiles are accepted. Some tangible donations are transferred to our Baltimore Clothing and Furniture Bank. Persons desiring to make donations to the Society are invited to contact the Society at 410-263-2397.
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