Depaul International truly IS international

by | Dec 30, 2011 | Vincentian Family

Lest anyone have any doubt take a look at this this roundup of activities around the world… USA, Urkraine, Slovenia, Ireland, London

In the words of Fr. Gregory Gay, CM “Depaul International, a group of charities founded and grounded in the Vincentian spirit, working with homeless and disadvantaged people around the world. Currently Depaul International has subsidiary charities in the UK, Ireland (including Northern Ireland), Slovakia, Ukraine and the USA, with plans to expand into other countries when invited and when resources allow.

Depaul International is different from other groups within the Vincentian Family in the sense that the majority of their staff are paid professionals who are supported by volunteers, rather than a religious order or a lay association.

 Depaul USA Daybreak Capital Campaign Launches

Macon warehouseDepaul USA is developing a new day/resource center called Daybreak to help homeless people in Macon, Georgia, USA. On November 15th more than 150 supporters in Macon joined Capital Campaign Chair Karla Redding-Andrews to launch the campaign to raise $175,000 for purchase and refurbishment of the building…

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 Depaul UK’s young people in South Shields bowled over by generosity of Christmas gift!

South Shields bowlingA group of young homeless people in South Tyneside were bowled over by the generosity of local traders in South Shields this Christmas. The Dunes Bowl on South Shields seafront generously donated a morning of ten pin bowling to the clients of Depaul UK’s Jigsaw Project, who provide support to 16-25 year olds in the borough who are homeless, or at risk of becoming…

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 Depaul Ireland’s Castlehill Project Looks Back on First Two Years

Castlehill 2 years report100% of people resettled have maintained their own tenancy. As part of The Council for the Homeless Northern Ireland Homeless Awareness Week 2011, Depaul Ireland launched the 2-Year Retrospective Report of the Castlehill Project in Dungannon. Castlehill opened its doors in June 2009 providing accommodation and support for up to 28 people. “Castlehill is a special project…

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 Depaul Slovensko organises Charity Concert

Charity concertOn 16th October, in support of the UN International day for the eradication of poverty on the 17th, Depaul Slovensko held a fundraising concert at St. Martin’s Cathedral in Bratislava.  The concert was organized under the auspices of prime minister Iveta Radicova. They also welcomed Ambassador Kathryn Coll from the Irish Embassy…

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 Depaul Kharkiv enters photographic competition

Photo comp 2011Depaul Kharkiv has participated in the second national photographic contest of the Ukrainian Philanthropists’ Forum “Charity through the lens,” which was held under the auspices of the National Union of Photographers of Ukraine.  Two photos of our projects, taken by Laura Stephens, were included in the top 38 images selected from hundreds of entries.  The grand opening of the exhibition was held in Kiev on December 5th, and our photo ‘Help soul and body’ was awarded a diploma, along with a photo given a special prize in the category ‘Volunteering changes the world’.  After the exhibition closes it will go on tour for display in other cities in Ukraine.

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