On April 19th at 6 am, ten early rising Jaburg Wilk employees arrived at St. Vincent De Paul’s kitchen to prepare and serve breakfast. More than 630 people had breakfast and over 1,000 cups of coffee were poured!
On October 14th, several employees of Jaburg Wilk served dinner in the dining room at SVDP. Thumbs up for a fantastic, efficient, helpful, generous and extremely nice group that helped set-up, serve, and clean up after the dinner.
At 6 am on November 15th, Jaburg Wilk employees again served breakfast at St. Vincent De Paul. This time they served nearly 700 people breakfast and as one volunteer noted that meant 1400 pancakes that we placed on a plate and poured syrup over! Guests enjoyed a hearty warm breakfast on a cool Phoenix morning.
Mervyn Braude, JW Community Chairperson was quoted saying “Thanks to our group of volunteers and friends of JW for serving dinner to many who need our help. Thumbs up for a fantastic, efficient, helpful, generous, and extremely nice group that set up, served, and cleaned up after the at-risk people in our community. Well done and thank you. You can be proud for making the effort."
St. Vincent De Paul has been serving the Phoenix community since 1946; but they offer more than just a hot meal to those in need. SVDP also assists with medical and dental care for the working poor; have various thrift store locations through out the region; they contribute food boxes for families; support dinning rooms where they serve thousand of meals each day; they make available bridge housing for the homeless; and provide general assistance for individuals.
The Phoenix Council for St. Vincent de Paul have 89 Conferences of Charity, over 2,500 active members and more than 6,000 volunteers.
For more information on St. Vincent De Paul charities or how to volunteer please visit http://www.stvincentdepaul.net
Jaburg & Wilk Foundation
The Jaburg & Wilk Foundation is a non-profit foundation committed to enriching the quality of life for the residents of Arizona by fostering private giving and strengthening smaller service providers. To this end, the Foundation awards grants to local non-profit organizations involved in the arts, education, children, at-risk programs, and other community-based efforts. The Foundation grants are awarded after approval of the Grant Committee.
Community Grant Guidelines
Priority is given to:
- Well-run, financially sound organizations. For example, strong board participation and stable management, diverse source of revenues and earned income opportunities.
- Organizations whose mission and proposed project address a current and proven public need for people living and/or working in Maricopa or Pinal counties.
- Applicants that demonstrate strong community support for their organizations and its projects. For example, diversity of other funding sources and community resources or number of diverse participants in the program, project or organization.
- Organizations that show an effective and efficient delivery of program services. For example, greater than 80% of the organization expenses are spent on program services.
Applications may be submitted at any time to firstname.lastname@example.org.