• Care Pack Program


    The Society of St. Vincent de Paul was formed out of dedication to challenge poverty and help those in need. Vincentians are challenged to help everyone regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or creed, and to express their faith and grow spiritually through acts of charity. 


    Through our Care Pack program, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul provides a message of hope and care to those who find themselves homeless. The Care Pack program is an ongoing service that aims to help vulnerable populations in the San Fernando Valley. Our care packs are carefully filled with personal care items for men, women, and children such as toothbrush, toothpaste, and socks are delivered to local shelters in the San Fernando Valley where they are distributed to individuals in need. All items are new and carefully chosen to address fundamental needs for personal care, as well as a comfort item or two. 

     

    A typical Care Pack includes: 

    The contents of our Care Packs vary based on the items we have available to us. However, each pack is filled with similar items. Personal care items such as soap and shampoo, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush, mouthwash, nail clippers, and a new pair of socks


    The following list reflects the type of items we need to pack in each backpack. 


    Hygiene 

    Shampoo 

    Conditioner 

    Soap 

    Deodorant 

    Chap stick

    Razors 

    Floss 

    Toothbrush 

    Toothpaste 

    Mouthwash (alcohol-free) 

    Hairbrushes or comb (compact) 

    Individual packets of laundry soap 

    Facial tissues (individual packs) 

     

    Clothing 

    Cotton socks - men and women 

    Cotton socks - children 

     

    Other 

    Gallon size zip lock bags 

    Quart size zip lock bags 

    We use these bags to pack items. This way, the items can be kept and re-used. 


    If you have something you would like to donate that is not on this list, please let us know! We are always looking for new ideas! You can leave a message on our dedicated line at (818) 340-6020 extension 3001. To download a copy of this list click here

     

    Please bring your donation to the parish center Mon-Fri between the hours of 10 AM and 4 PM