Depaul International Week will be celebrated across Ireland, Slovakia, Ukraine, the UK, USA and, for the first time France, where plans to open a new subsidiary are underway.
This year events include
- evening outreach walks around key Vincentian sites in Paris;
- themed meals, fashion shows and football matches in Ireland and the UK;
- gifts of food and essential supplies in Ukraine;
- basketball matches and BBQ lunches in the USA.
There will also be presentations and discussions about the life and times of St Vincent as well as how our Vincentian values underpin and unite our global work in each of the countries in which we operate.
Further details of events by country courtesy of DePaul USA (pdf)
These activities give every one involved in the work of Depaul International, whatever their faith, the opportunity to come together for a series of events centered upon the themes of Service, Reflection and Celebration.
CEO of Depaul International, Mark McGreevy welcomes the week of activities, commenting “homelessness remains a critical issue of our day, the global recession has continued to provide a difficult backdrop for homeless people and the groups working with them. St Vincent tells us that the poor are our masters and Depaul International is committed to working together to respond to the challenges faced by some of the most vulnerable members of our society.”
Depaul International is a world wide network of charities working to tackle global homelessness. We work in partnership with governments, funding bodies and community groups to identify and respond to the needs of those most vulnerable in our global community. We now manage over 70 different projects internationally in the UK, Ireland, USA, Slovakia, Ukraine and shortly France, providing shelter, food, medical care and a place of safety for over 11,500 individuals each year.
Our inspiration and our name comes from St Vincent De Paul. Vincent believed in action rather than words and in seeking out what he referred to as the ‘poorest of the poor’. Depaul International, and indeed the entire Depaul Group of charities, continues to be very much driven by these values.
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