How To Give

Your financial donation can help Vincentians provide assistance to the poor and needy in northern Huntsville area. By doing so, you can help a neighbor family that is experiencing trouble, to receive food or to get assistance with their electricity or heating bills and not have these services shut off. SVDP's help with rent payments can keep a family from becoming homeless.

Together, we can make a difference for them. By the combination of your donations and our work, together we can partner to share our resources with the men, women, and children in our community who look to us for help.

To respect the wishes of those who donate to us, we do our best to verify the legitimacy of our clients' claims of need before providing any assistance.

Reasons to Donate

  • Donating alms to help the poor has been a Christian custom since Apostolic times.
  • By your donations, you help Vincentians help those in need. Your donations are the only way that many of the poor will receive any help.
  • Many people wish to follow this custom of almsgiving and will send regular donations to the Society such as making monthly, quarterly, or annual gifts to help the poor.
  • Others will give a donation to SVDP at Thanksgiving or Christmas time in thanksgiving to God for the blessings they have received throughout the year.
  • Many will make a donation to SVDP in thanksgiving for a special or fortunate event in their lives. 
  • Families often request that bereavement memorials be made to SVDP in memory of a loved one who has died.

Ways to Donate

Financial Donations

Collections at Church

A special collection is made specifically for our SVDP conference once a month at Our Lady Queen of the Universe parish. If you have collection envelopes from the parish, our monthly envelope is the pick evelope. Additionally, you can place a donation specifically marked for the St. Vincent de Paul Society at any time and the parish will see we receive the donation.

By Mail

You may mail your donation to the Society at our local parish conference. Please mail your checks to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, 2421 Shady Lane Dr., Huntsville, AL 35810. Please make checks payable to The Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Please clearly mark your envelope as being for The Society of St. Vincent de Paul to avoid getting confused with other parish envelopes.

Bequests as part of your estate

You can name St. Vincent de Paul as a beneficiary in your estate. Many wish to leave a part of their estate in order to continue helping the poor and needy after they die.

You can arrange a contribution to St. Vincent de Paul through a living trust by naming the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Conference of Our Lady Queen of the Universe Catholic Church, as the ultimate beneficiary. This method of giving is attractive because you retain complete control of the assets during your lifetime. You can designate the purpose of your gift or allow it to become part of our monetary reserves, helping to insure our continuing work for the northern Huntsville area's needy people. Your attorney can help you with all your estate planning needs.

Food Donations

Our conference has a SVDP food pantry. A food box is in the main hallway of the church to accept your donations of food items.

Antiques & large appliances

Antiques and large appliances can be sold by SVDP and the revenue generated pays for food, housing, heating, medicines, etc. for the needy.

We also may give large appliances directly to the poor.

There is a huge need for these items.


Please pray for our clients, and for our success in helping them.

Call Us Today!

We are more than happy to make time to discuss your generous donation. Click here to contact us and a Vincentian will be more than happy to talk with you.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul, Conference of Our Lady, Queen of the Universe Catholic Church
2421 Shady Lane Dr./ Huntsville, AL 35810