St. Peter’s St. Vincent de Paul Conference has set up an account at the Lewiston Redemption Center where you can return your deposit bottles and cans and donate the proceeds to us. Bring your bag of redeemables to 820 Seneca Street (next to Greg’s Pools and around the corner from the library) and the Redemption Center staff will do all the work. It will go a long way in helping us assist the poor and needy in our community! Questions? Call Jim Allen at 754-8897.
St. Vincent de Paul is now able to accept and pick up donations of furniture and appliances. Lewiston area pickups occur on the first and third Fridays of the month and are coordinated through the St. Vincent de Paul office in Buffalo. Please call the Buffalo office at 882-3360 to schedule a pickup. The furniture or appliance must be located on the first floor (not a basement or second floor location).
You can donate clothing by dropping it off at the St. Vincent de Paul boxes at the Lewiston Senior Center on Lower River Road or at the St. Leo site of St. Vincent de Paul Parish on Military Road. The blue box in our St. Peter’s parking lot will return when the parking lot and playground construction is completed.
As always, thank you for your generosity!
“Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to the disciples, and the disciples gave them to the crowds. And all ate and were filled; and they took up what was left over of the broken pieces, twelve baskets full.” Matthew 14:19-21.
This year, our St. Vincent de Paul Society experienced our own “loaves and fishes” moment with our holiday food baskets. Due to a mix up, one of our largest canned food donors could not donate to us this year. This resulted in us using up all of our donated food for the Thanksgiving baskets, with nothing left for the Christmas ones. We put the call out to our parishioners who came through with extremely generous donations of canned foods and dry goods. One of our parishioners, Mr. Vic Muto, actually donated a van-full of food that he purchased for us. We ended up with so much food that we couldn't fit it all into our baskets. We donated several cases of leftover food to the Divine Mercy Food Pantry in Niagara Falls for distribution to the poor throughout the year. May God bless all of you for your generosity and support.