The Society of St Vincent de Paul was formed in Paris in 1833 by Frederick Ozanam, a student at the University of Paris. The society grew rapidly, but the friends soon realised that actions speak louder than words and began to distribute firewood to the poor in winter, and later food. Visiting the poor in their homes was an essential part of the work of the conference. SSVP IS A REGISTERED PUBLIC BENEFIT ORGANISATION - NPO 003/193 - DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE.
Sunday, 17 April 2011
Evandrie enters the house of a family we visited in Diepsloot with food parcels Easter goodies:
The visit before Easter took place in miserably cold and wet conditions, however the distribution of bi-monthly food parcels with the addition of Easter goodies still goes on with a smile and "the strength of ones arm and the sweat of ones brow":