St. Vincent DePaul Society

St. Vincent de Paul of Davis

assistance line: 530-979-4338

"The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul is an international Catholic lay charitable organization. Our parish conference is committed to serving the short-term emergency needs of anyone seeking assistance.

The conference will consider the needs of any parishioner or any other member of the local community, when circumstances find them without food, shelter, clothing and other necessities of daily living."

                                                           How to Donate to St. Vincent dePaul in Davis


We provide urgently needed temporary rental assistance, utilities assistance, and food. 

The St. James Conference of the St. Vincent dePaul Society is a non-profit, charitable organization under IRS Section 501(c)(3) 


Send a check

Make the check out to “St. Vincent dePaul” and mail it to “St. Vincent dePaul, 1275 B Street, Davis CA 95616”.

Use BillPay, Popmoney, or Zelle. 

Most banks and credit unions offer “BillPay”, “Popmoney”, or “Zelle” for personal money transfers.  These are free and safe.  And you can set them up to be one-time or recurring, such as monthly.


To send a check by BillPay, all you need is the same information needed for a check.  See above.  Your bank website will tell you how to have a check sent, usually for free.


For “Popmoney” or “Zelle” electronic transfers, do a search in your bank account’s website to see if it is available.  After you set up Popmoney or Zelle on your financial institution’s website or app, all you need to transfer funds to St. Vincent dePaul in Davis is our email address --  Also email our Treasurer at to let her know it’s coming.  Again, this can be one-time or recurring.

Donate a Car or Boat

Donate an unneeded car or boat. Contact our treasurer.  Email


If you want a receipt or annual statement, email our treasurer at  ST. JAMES PARISH DOES NOT PROVIDE RECEIPTS OR STATEMENTS FOR ST. VINCENT dePAUL DONATIONS.


The St. Vincent dePaul (SVdP) Conference in Davis, California is housed and sponsored by St. James Catholic Parish in Davis, but is financially separate with a different bank account and Tax ID Number.  If you wish to donate to SVdP, you must specifically donate to it.  Tax ID: 45-0492351.  -- SC & JN 7-6-2020


Help us help others.

St. James Conference SVdeP Society,

Richard Hoenisch


 If you would like to get involved and donate something more than money, donate your time!

Volunteer for some of our Committees:
-Home Visits


-Homeless Bags

-Mattress Ministry

-Summer Camp Ministry

-Hospitality, Donor Appreciation


-Faith-in-Action Sandwich-making

-Maryhouse Breakfasts




Yolo District Council David Burmester, President

Sacramento Diocese, Thrift Store ​


2275 Watt Avenue
Sacramento, California  95825
(Watt Avenue and Butano Drive)

Telephone: (916) 972-1212

Donation Hours:  Everyday, 9am-5pm

Rochelle Rountree, Thrift Store Manager

Contact for Saint Vincent de Paul USA

Car Donation 


Call: 1-800-322-8284

"Each vehicle donation helps SVDP USA provide developmental programs, food, water, and shelter to those in need. Make a difference today!"

They accept, cars, trucks, boats, trailers, motorcycles and more!


The St. James conference of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul was established in 2003 to serve the poor and needy of our parish and our community.

Since its founding, the St. James conference has sponsored a number of special parish events each year including “A Different Kind of Paper Drive,” collecting paper goods to distribute to parishioners in need, and “Sock-It-To-Me-Sunday,” during which clean, new socks are collected for the needy and the homeless.

As part of our semi-annual food offertories, gather complete dinners-in-a-bag which we take to our clients when we visit them in their homes.

St. James Vincentians collaborate with local organizations and churches to serve the homeless and other needy people.

The primary work of the conference, however, is to provide assistance to members of our community who have experienced sudden, unforeseen emergencies. This assistance takes many forms, including help in food, lodging, and transportation or in, short-term, emergency financial support.


Join Us

       The St. James Conference meets on the third Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm in the St. Patrick Room of the Memorial Center.


       Your cash donations to the St. Vincent de Paul Society will be put to use to help those who need our help.


       Keep those to whom we minister  in your prayers each day.

“The Bible insists that the best test of a nation’s righteousness is how it treats the poorest and most vulnerable in its midst.” (Jim Wallis, theologian, writer and founder of, the American social justice organization, Sojourners.)


We are now on the third Sunday of Poverty Awareness Month. In the United States, poverty is a reality for 10.5% of our population, more than 34,000,000 people living in our country. According to government figures, 12.9% of women and 10.6% of men make less than the government’s official “poverty threshold’” $25,701 per year for a family of four (6,500,000 American families live in poverty). The most recent national statistics tell us that 16.2% of children and 19.7% of seniors live in poverty. According to the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, more than 1.5 million children experience homelessness in a year. To put this in a more immediate frame of reference, note that recent statistics reveal that more than 35,000,000 – 11.1% of our population – reside in food-insecure households. (Consider for a moment that these statistics date from 2019 – before the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.) Statistics do not begin to capture the tragedy of poverty in the United States, and although the U. S. government generally defines poverty in financial terms, we must look beyond these figures. The United Nations describes poverty in terms Christians should be better able to understand: “Fundamentally, poverty is a denial of choices and opportunities, a violation of human dignity. It means lack of basic capacity to participate effectively in society.” Please pray that we find ways to reduce these disturbing figures.

 “‘I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink. a stranger and you welcomed me, naked and you clothed me, ill and you cared for me, in prison and you visited me.’”

Matthew 25:35-36

St. James Catholic Church is a community united by faith in God and nourished by Jesus through both the Word and the Eucharist. Guided by the Holy Spirit, we share the message of hope, mercy, and love. We seek justice and righteousness for all through prayer, faith formation, evangelization, stewardship, fellowship, and social justice. We welcome all to the joyous celebration of our Faith. 

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