Entries by Natalie Schrimpf

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 […]

I Never Thought That I Would Need Help

  Lynardo’s Story Lynardo never saw it coming. “It was like a lightning bolt out of the blue!” This is how he describes the shocking moment he found himself homeless and hungry for the first time in his life. Before this time, Lynardo and his wife of 43 years had been living for more than three […]

Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Woodland Food Center Receives Greater Cleveland Food Bank Bag of Hope Award

NEWS RELEASE August 22, 2016 Media Contact: Natalie Schrimpf 216.696.6525 x. 2520 or nschrimpf@svdpcle.org CLEVELAND – The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP), Diocese of Cleveland, was honored recently by the Greater Cleveland Food Bank for its commitment to hunger relief in Cleveland’s impoverished Central neighborhood. The Greater Cleveland Food Bank presented SVDP’s Woodland […]

SVDP Launches Pilot Early Reading Program at its Woodland Pantry

NEWS RELEASE February 17, 2016 Media Contact:  Natalie Schrimpf 216.696.6525 x. 2520 or nschrimpf@svdpcle.org (Cleveland, OH) — In an effort to combat generational poverty in Cleveland’s Central neighborhood, one of the city’s most impoverished communities, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is piloting a new early reading program to introduce the power of books and the […]

SVDP Cleveland Spreads Holiday Love with Turkey Giveaway

  Cleveland 19 News (WOIO) December 16, 2015 CLEVELAND, OH (WOIO) – The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Cleveland is helping offset costs of Christmas dinner for at least 1,000 families. Hundreds showed up to Boys and Girls parking lot on East 59th Street Wednesday to receive a frozen turkey and five-pound bags of potatoes, both free of charge… […]