Entries by Natalie Schrimpf

Society of St. Vincent de Paul announces new executive director

Crain’s Cleveland Business – November 20, 2017 by Lydia Coutre   Directors of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) have selected John P. Patton as the organization’s new executive director, according to a news release. Patton, the incoming board president, has been serving as the organization’s interim leader since September, when previous executive director John […]

Society of St. Vincent de Paul Announces New Executive Director

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 17, 2017 Media Contact:  Natalie Schrimpf  216.269.6525, x. 2520 or nschrimpf@svdpcle.org CLEVELAND, OH – November 17, 2017 – The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP), Diocese of Cleveland Board of Directors announced today that it has selected John P. Patton as the organization’s new Executive Director. The announcement […]

Sweet Idea: YP Board Scoops up Advocacy and Ice Cream

    The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP), Diocese of Cleveland’s newly-formed Young Professionals (YP) Board recently launched its first advocacy effort. Held at a Tremont Scoops ice cream store on a sunny Saturday afternoon, the group of volunteers hosted a letter-writing initiative to members of Congress in support of programs that benefit the hungry and impoverished. […]

SVDP Cleveland Encourages Hurricane Disaster Relief Donations to Galveston-Houston SVDP

Wish Cleveland Blog – August 30, 2017 In an effort to expedite emergency assistance to the thousands of victims recently displaced by Hurricane Harvey’s damage and flooding, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP), Diocese of Cleveland, is encouraging Northeast Ohio residents to make monetary donations directly to its counterpart in Galveston-Houston.   Click […]

Hunger Doesn’t Vacation in Summer

“If It wasn’t for St. Vincent de Paul Society’s hunger centers, we wouldn’t have any food in our house right now.”   Children love summer. But while sunny warm days beckon hours of outdoor fun, friends and travel, it’s also a time of anxiety and hardship for thousands of poor kids in our community who go hungry […]

WEWS News 5 “Kaleidoscope”

WEWS News 5 Cleveland – April 16, 2017 Marketing and Development Manager for St. Vincent de Paul Society Natalie Schrimpf  discusses the annual Kentucky Derby Party which is a fundraiser to support the organization’s food pantries. (SVDP segment starts at 15:16 minutes into video). Click here to view  

Fortney & Weygandt to Donate 1,000 Turkeys to SVDP Woodland Food Center

Freshwatercleveland.com – November 30, 2016 St. Vincent de Paul Society’s Woodland Food Center will give away 1,000 frozen turkeys and five-pound bags of potatoes, thanks to the generosity of Fortney & Weygandt, Inc.  This is 13th year that the local construction firm has donated the food to the food center, which is located in Cleveland’s impoverished […]

SVDP Participates in #WeGiveCatholic Crowdfunding for Giving Tuesday

Cleveland.com – November 23, 2016 CLEVELAND, Ohio — #GivingTuesday, an annual and global online day devoted to giving to those in need, is Tuesday and the Northeast Ohio Catholic community plans to participate in a big way. The Catholic Community Foundation of the Diocese Cleveland will host its inaugural crowdfunding event #weGiveCatholic. More than 140 schools, parishes, […]

Taking it to the Streets: Angels in Disguise

Volunteers Joe and Mary Tondo  At first glance, Joe and Mary Tondo  look like your average retired married couple. But as St. Vincent de Paul Society volunteers (known as “Vincentians”) from St. Joseph Parish in Avon Lake, Ohio, they’re regarded by many as nothing less than angels in disguise. The Tondos have taken their works of […]