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.

April 18

Third Sunday of Easter 

In this Sunday’s Gospel, Jesus explains the meaning of the scriptures to the disciples he meets on the road to Emmaus. Like the disciples, when we offer and receive forgiveness and use our hands and minds to help others, our hearts burn because we encounter the risen Christ within us.


Bishop Robert Barron writes, “From the outside, the Church’s charitable work might look a lot like social work. The difference is not only in the motivation but in the mystical animation. Behind the corporal and spiritual works of mercy is the reality of Christ continuing his work in and through his Mystical Body, the Church. Certainly, even an atheist of goodwill can serve the poor. But when a Christian serves the poor out of a deep sense of identity with Jesus Christ, the arms and eyes and hands of Jesus are mystically at work in the world.”


The Gospel calls us to affirm the dignity of each person as created in God’s image. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is concerned not only with responding to acute needs of food and shelter, but also identifying the cause of human suffering. Our St. James members join with other Vincentians throughout the diocese to identify ways of alleviating human suffering as a systemic issue.


Consider answering the call to “help the poor find forgiveness and healing in their life” by joining us in our work for economic justice for those in need.


Currently, the St. James SVdeP Conference meets remotely on Zoom, but any interested parishioner is invited to join us. For more information please contact our president Dick Hoenisch, at

 “‘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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