Volunteer

At 5 a.m., most 17 years olds would be sound asleep, scrolling through Instagram, or finishing the last of their homework they put off. But not Lucie Amrhein. She is up making social media posts and answering emails for her non-profit that she started seven years ago called “Hugs from Lucie.”

Lucie’s volunteer work began at age 10 when her mom told her and her siblings that they needed to do something to help others. Lucie went to Build-a-Bear and donated her bear to a sick child at the Ronald McDonald House. She saw the child’s smile, and she was hooked. This lead to Lucie forming a non-profit organization to continue to help. This year, Lucie’s non-profit will give away nearly 1,000 bears, and other comfort items and necessities to children at hospitals. She is now expanding to serve the homeless children staying at Sarah’s Hope.

Lucie was introduced to St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore when she volunteered last summer as a camp counselor at Camp St. Vincent. Camp was “life changing,” she said. It gave her an opportunity to make an impact on children who were not sick, but in a different unfortunate circumstance – homelessness. Lucie got very close with one child in particular, Daniel, who was staying at Sarah’s Hope. It inspired her to bring “Hugs from Lucie” to the children of Sarah’s Hope, and she plans to volunteer there monthly leading fun activities and donating needed items.

When Lucie arrived at Sarah’s Hope for the first time to volunteer, she was both happy and sad not to find Daniel there. “I found out he had been housed,” she said with tears in her eyes. “I am so thrilled for him. It is a good thing if I don’t see a sick or homeless child again.”

“I love doing this work and seeing the impact it has. I will continue to try to inspire others to get involved and make a difference.”

Click here to learn about our volunteer opportunities with our programs and clients. 

Head Start student leads a class in Baltimore

A student at an SVDP Head Start classroom at the Pimlico Arts Center in Baltimore leads the class.

Head Start students get an extra head start to fight summer learning loss

7/14/2018

It’s a hot July day in Baltimore. School has been out for a few weeks now, and the first day of the new school year is still eight weeks away.  That’s a recipe ...

read more
Caroline Head Start Staff
Mike Olliver

Caroline Head Start Staff

Head Start Caroline Streets

5/11/2018

May 10, 2018 -- 

read more
Fatima Head Start Staff
Mike Olliver

Fatima Head Start Staff

Head Start Fatima

5/10/2018

May 10, 2018

read more
Arlington Head Start Staff Baltimore
Mike Olliver

Arlington Head Start Staff

Head Start Arlington

5/9/2018

May 9, 2018

read more
Patterson Park Head Start Staff
Mike Olliver

Patterson Park Head Start Staff

Head Start Patterson Park

5/7/2018

May 7, 2018

 

read more
Amity Aldrich

Meet Our New Assistant Director of Events and Volunteers

5/3/2018

May 3, 2018 - Amity Aldrich has been named Assistant Director of Events and Volunteers for St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore. Amity will be managing all aspects of corporate and community engagement with an emphasis ...

read more

Donna Trado, Owings Mills’ Office Manager - Point Breeze Credit Union; April Wright-Ferguson, Director of Sarah’s House Hannah More; Michelle Boyle, Vice President of Development for SVDP

Point Breeze Credit Union donation helps to establish new youth mentoring program

4/18/2018

April 16, 2018 - Sarah’s Hope at Hannah More is  our family homeless shelter on Reisterstown Road in Baltimore County. It’s a place where families experiencing homelessness can stay together - whether they are dual-parent ...

read more

Meet our New Communications Director

4/9/2018

Rebecca Campany has been named Director of Communications for St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore.  Rebecca will lead marketing and communications at SVDP, which has been a leader in helping people overcome poverty for over ...

read more

12th Annual Empty Bowls Fundraising Event Was a Huge Success

4/9/2018

March 24, 2018 - It takes a small army to put together Empty Bowls every year, and we’re extremely grateful to all of the volunteers, soup makers, bowl makers, and sponsors who made this year ...

read more

St. Vincent de Paul Baltimore earns $1 Million HUD grant

4/6/2018

March 20, 2018 - Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh joined other local leaders to celebrate a $1 million grant to fund the expansion of St. Vincent de Paul of Baltimore's Front Door Rapid Re-Housing Program ...

read more

New Study Shows that St. Vincent de Paul Baltimore’s Front Door Rapid Re-Housing Program is a Success

March 20, 2018
4/4/2018

March 16, 2018 - Abt Associates,  a global leader in research and program implementation released the results of a 3-year study of our Front Door Rapid Re-Housing program.

  • 71 percent of families retained permanent housing
  • 93 ...
read more

SVDP Is Helping Those In Need Overcome Obstacles To Obtain Jobs

Laura Starsoneck, Director, Front Door
4/2/2018

Having a stable job not only provides income that allows you to feed and house yourself, it also provides a sense of pride and self-worth. Imagine if all of this was taken away from you ...

read more

Beans & Bread Wednesday Volunteer Group

Michelle Boyle, Vice President, Development & Marketing
3/15/2018

On any given day, in the heart of bustling Fells Point, Beans & Bread can serve over 300 meals to our community’s most vulnerable neighbors.  Few people can understand what it takes to run a ...

read more

Empty Bowls 2018 - How Can You Help?

3/9/2018

Did you know that Maryland, although it is one of the wealthiest states in the nation, is home to more than 760,300 people who do not have enough to eat? Not only that, but ...

read more