About Us

Think Globally—Act Locally

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an international organization with members in 150 countries, united in our mission to increase our own holiness through service to the less fortunate and those in need by providing goods and services when necessary in neighborhoods across America.

In Hobe Sound, we are located on the grounds of St. Christopher Catholic Church on Federal Hwy 1 just south of Bridge Road where we operate as a separate tenant with proceeds from the Thrift Store funding our mission to help the less fortunate.

We generally serve the geographic area from the Florida Turnpike or I-95 to the ocean, and south of Cove Road to County Line Road. The 90 trained volunteers working in our Thrift Store and Financial Office annually provide about 12,000 hours of volunteer services, and help more than 1,300 families and 3,400 individuals. The need is great and growing. Please consider becoming one of our caring volunteers. Come in, or call the office (772) 546-2492, or .


Donations provide direct help to the poor of our neighborhoods. Because of your generosity, people struggling with essential housing and utility needs, basic food, clothing and hygiene needs, receive help. And because our volunteers seek only personal holiness as compensation, 100% of all donations go directly to helping those less fortunate. (772) 546-2492 or


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History of SVdP

drawing of Frederic Ozanam The Society of St. Vincent de Paul was founded In 1833 by Frédéric Ozanam, a French law student. The society’s namesake, St. Vincent de Paul, was two centuries earlier a compassionate French priest who dedicated his life to serving the poor. St. Vincent was declared a saint in 1737.

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In 1845, an American priest from Pennsylvania brought the Rules of the Society to St. Louis, Missouri. Today, Catholic parishes throughout the U.S. and the world serve the poor. Volunteers, called Vincentians, meet face-to-face with individuals and families in poverty to provide support and help them through the most desperate times.