From the St. Philip’s bulletin:

Raindrops kept falling on their heads on Sunday, October 6th, but that didn’t dampen the spirit of the St. Philip Parish community who joined in the Friends of the Poor Walk. Participants in the Walk, sponsored by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, paraded with their banner through sections of Crafton, Ingram, Sheridan, and Crafton Heights. The Walk was intended to increase our communities’ awareness of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and its desire to help our neighbors in need. Upon completion of their walk, students and their parents were treated to a pizza party that was hosted by the Religious Education program.


We were blessed with support from our parish priests, the CCD staff, the St. Philip School administration and teachers, Mike Calorie, Director of Conference Formation for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Central Council of Pittsburgh, and the school crossing guards who loaned us their crossing guard attire and stop signs. The more than 40 walkers represented a cross-section of our parish community. A good time was had by all! We truly appreciated this support for our first parish walk.


Special kudos to Mary Ann Garfold; Cathy Huth; the parents and parishioners; our local sponsor, Wolbert Auto Body and Repair; Walk coordinators Dian Perkins and Rose Musser; and to all who purchased raffle tickets to support our neighbors in need.


Speaking of which, it’s not too late to purchase Friends of the Poor raffle tickets!  The grand prize is $1,500 and all of the proceeds from the tickets stay in our parish to help our friends in need.  Tickets are $5 each. Please call or email us if you would like to purchase a ticket. The drawing will be held on November 16.

This week, your generous donations enabled us to assist three households with furniture and appliances, including two beds, four dressers, a kitchen table and chairs, a washer and a dryer.  May God bless you for your continued generosity toward our organization.


If you would like to make a monetary donation or a donation of $10 Giant Eagle gift cards, please place your donation in one of the poor boxes or mail them to the parish office at 114 Berry Street.  If you would like to make a donation of furniture or household goods, please call or text our hotline at 412-444-8140 or email us at svdp.saint.philip@gmail.com to arrange a pickup. If you would like to donate clothing, shoes or accessories, you can call, text or email us to arrange a pickup, or your donation can be placed in the blue bins in front of the Hope House at St. Philip. Please do not place any other items in those bins or leave anything on the sidewalk.  Also, we are always looking for volunteers! If you’d like to join us in helping our friends in need, please call, text or email us or stop by one of our meetings, which occur every Tuesday evening at 6:30pm in the Hope House located on the St. Philip campus.


As always, if you, or someone you know, is in need of assistance, please call or text our hotline at 412-444-8140 or email us at svdp.saint.philip@gmail.com.

Elista can be heard on 100.7 FM (WBZZ-FM) M-F from 10a to 2p. As a fan of thrift store shopping, Elista visits St. Vincent de Paul regularly. Here’s here latest blog …

“I love shopping at St. Vincent de Paul! It’s always a fun shopping adventure…

I’ve found everything from antique brass candlesticks (sweet décor for my wedding) to unique flower pots on our back deck.

Let’s see what we found this month!

SO MANY WEDDING THINGS 🙂

Now we just gotta whip out the gold spray paint!

LOVE this trendy purse!

I even found this ballin’ outfit for my fiance! (name brands too)

I’m obsessed with this cute champagne footrest!

By the way if you are looking for a mattress, maybe for a spare bedroom, they have a wide selection of BRAND NEW mattresses at SVDP!

Give us all the beauty products!

If you happen to see something you want on their Facebook, you can call the store to purchase it over the phone!

You know what else brings me joy? Cleaning out my closet and donating to our neighbors in need, at St. Vincent de Paul!

They provide clothing, furniture, food vouchers, rent and utility assistance for local Pittsburgh residents in need!

So not only are you helping out our neighbors in need by purchasing items at SVDP, but you’re also helping by donating your stuff!

Find a location near you here!

St. Vincent de paul, Neighbors helping neighbors.

For the entire month of April, you can bid on items signed by JuJu Smith-Schuster at all four of our local stores.

Castle Shannon – signed jersey
Coraopolis – signed mini-helmet (black)
Monroeville – signed jersey
Swissvale – signed mini-helmet (yellow)

Highest bids will be announced on Wednesday, May 1!

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The 40 Day Challenge has begun. Challenge yourself, your friends and family to give up clutter for Lent. We are most in need of gently used: clothing, household items, linens, toys, shoes, etc.

You can also donate via the donation form below!

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I love shopping at St. Vincent de Paul, because every time I go I have no idea what I’m going to find, and that’s one of the best parts!

Another one is that your purchases help support neighbors in need!

St. Vincent de Paul provides clothing, furniture, food vouchers, rent and utility assistance for local Pittsburgh residents in need! (To donate or find out more check them out here.)

This time around I came across this old school “puck purse” and Penguins sweatshirt that was perfect for the game last weekend!

Meanwhile my fiance wanted to wear the sweatshirt, but I wanted to, so he ended up wearing a Steelers hoodie to the hockey game.

Now he insists that the sweatshirt is now his. I’ll be looking for another one next time I stop in St. Vincent de Paul! I always find sweet sports gear at SVDP!

I know you probably wouldn’t be carrying the puck purse everyday, but SVDP has plenty of other purse options…

Franco Sarto in the building! ^^^

I also found this colbalt blue Express dress that I rocked at Eat.Drink.Pittsburgh last week! EXPRESS! AT St. Vincent de Paul!

I loved this Bill Levkoff black and white dress that’ll be perfect for the upcoming wedding season!

I was blown away by the name brands we found at such incredible prices.

Some of my favorite things I always find are antique pieces that are perfect for your home and in my case wedding decor!

Check out that glass bowl hiding back in there! ^ BRB Going back to get that!

You also might’ve noticed a brand new egg flipper in my cart that was still in the packaging AND this sweet ravioli press…

$1.99! YEP! These prices are what I am talking about!

I’ve been hitting up SVDP for all of the wedding things!

I’ll be sure to stop back often as items are added to the floor daily!

While we were shopping, they were loading up the shelves, and I couldn’t help but make this comparison…

Your couch can match Adam Levine’s shirt!

Find the Vera to your Bradley or Gaga to your Bradley!

They have an awesome selection of vinyl records too (.)(.) that price! $$$

This heated ice scraper would’ve came in handy this winter… let’s be real, it still will!

Find a St. Vincent de Paul store near you here! (Butler, Coraopolis, Castle Shannon, Monroeville and Swissvale)

Also be sure to check their Instagram @SVDPPitt for their weekly discounts!

St. Vincent de Paul … neighbors helping neighbors.

Happy shopping!

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