Bags of Hope Volunteers

Bags of Hope Volunteers

St. Vincent de Paul distributes "Bags of Hope" to people in need 365 days a year. Guests take a bag as they exit our Dining Room after having lunch. We serve lunch to an average of 350 guests daily at St. Vincent de Paul.  For most guests, the "Bag of Hope" is their evening meal.

We make these bags on Monday's, Thursday's and Saturday's from 8:30 AM until 10:30 AM in the Dining Room of St. Vincent de Paul located at 220 St. Vincent de Paul Place. We would like to have 10 volunteers on Monday's and 20 volunteers on Thursday's and Saturday's to assist in making the bags. Children that are at least six years old are welcome to be "Bags of Hope" volunteers as long as they are accompanied by an adult.

As a "Bags of Hope" volunteer, you might make sandwiches or you might break large bags of items down into smaller portions in Ziploc bags. The bags contain a beverage, chips, cookies or other small items that have been donated to us.

St. Vincent de Paul purchases the meat and condiment packets or peanut butter and jelly used for the sandwiches. If you are able to bring enough of these supplies to make 300 sandwiches, we would be most grateful. The money we save from not having to purchase the supplies can be used for other wonderful things for those we serve. This is certainly not mandatory, but if you are able to assist in this way, we would be most grateful.

If you decide to sign up to be a "Bags of Hope" volunteer, we ask that you arrive in the Dining Room of St. Vincent de Paul at 8:30 AM. Please wear long pants (or capris for ladies), a shirt with a sleeve and close-toed shoes. If you are unable to come on the day you signed up, please remove your name from the Sign Up Genius so that another person will have the opportunity to volunteer.

We are so grateful that you are partnering with St. Vincent de Paul to provide hope and sustenance to some of the most vulnerable members of our community. If you have any questions, please phone Desha Martin, St. Vincent de Paul Volunteer Coordinator, at 383-7837, ext. 207.  

 

 

Location: St. Vincent de Paul Dining Room

Created by:   Desha Martin
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Time (CDT) Available Slot
08/16/2018 (Thu.) 8:30am - 10:30am  

Bags of Hope Volunteer (20)

 
19 of 20 slots filled
Diane Edwards
Dexter Fitzgerald
Terena Fraser
Trisha Wright
Stacey Jackson
Donna Blackwell
Joyce Gales
Gail Ott (9)
Settlement at Willow Grove Ladies
Sister Janet Roesener (2)
Sister Julie will accompany me.
Melissa Fitch

Bags of Hope Volunteer

 
Gail Ott
Settlement at Willow Grove Ladies

Bags of Hope Volunteer (2)

 
All slots filled
Dorene Mayeux
Susan Finch
8:30am - 11:00am  

Donation of 450 Bags of Hope

Calvary Christian Fellowship representatives will deliver 450 Bags of Hope that have been made off site.

 
Chanell Costa
Calvary Christian Fellowship
08/18/2018 (Sat.) 8:30am - 10:30am  

Bags of Hope Volunteer (20)

 
19 of 20 slots filled
Dexter Fitzgerald
Toni Ventress (4)
Ladies of Velvet Touch Social Club
Adrian Vallet (8)
Preserve Life Ministries
Kendra Moore (3)
Joni Lemoine (3)
08/20/2018 (Mon.) 8:30am - 10:30am  

Bags of Hope Volunteer (10)

 
All slots filled
Nathan Kirshner (2)
Ashley Donahue
Anthony Bacile
Blanche Dunbar
Gail Felton
MaryLynn Rainach
Cindy Hinh
Sister Janet Roesener (2)
Sister Julie will accompany me.
Dorene Mayeux
08/23/2018 (Thu.) 8:30am - 10:30am  

Bags of Hope Volunteer (20)

 
All slots filled
Diane Edwards
Dexter Fitzgerald
Laurence Sanchas
Terena Fraser
Carolyn Doze
Trisha Wright
Donna Blackwell
Joyce Gales
Aaliyah White (11)
Cindy Hinh

Bags of Hope Volunteer (3)

 
All slots filled
Janet Roesener (2)
Sister Julie will accompany me.
Dorene Mayeux
08/25/2018 (Sat.) 8:30am - 10:30am  

Bags of Hope Volunteer (20)

 
All slots filled
Dexter Fitzgerald
Toni Ventress (4)
Ladies of Velvet Touch Social Club
Mary Martin (15)
St. Paul Jr. Daughters Court 351

Bags of Hope Volunteer (10)

 
All slots filled
Quinton Renfro (10)
Forum 35
08/27/2018 (Mon.) 8:30am - 10:30am  

Bags of Hope Volunteer (10)

 
All slots filled
Nathan Kirshner (2)
Ashley Donahue
Anthony Bacile
Blanche Dunbar
Gail Felton
MaryLynn Rainach
Cindy Hinh
Sister Janet Roesener (2)
Sister Julie will accompany me.
Dorene Mayeux
08/30/2018 (Thu.) 8:30am - 10:30am  

Bags of Hope Volunteer (20)

 
All slots filled
Diane Edwards
Dexter Fitzgerald
Laurence Sanchas
Terena Fraser
Trisha Wright
Stacey Jackson
Donna Blackwell
Joyce Gales
Cindy Hinh
Sister Janet Roesener (2)
Sister Julie will accompany me.
Sister Julie Sheatzley
I will come with Sister Janet.
Dorene Mayeux
Sarah Thomas Thomas (6)
Williamsburg Retirement
Blake Marcomb
09/01/2018 (Sat.) 8:00am - 11:00am  

Special Bags of Hope Volunteer (7)

Volunteers associated with Foresters Life Insurance Company will make 200 Bags of Hope with supplies they have brought with them. They will stay from 10:30 AM to 11:00 AM to assemble toiletry bags for shelter guests with supplies they have shipped to us.

 
All slots filled
Michelle Mashon (7)
8:30am - 10:30am  

Bags of Hope Volunteer (20)

 
5 of 20 slots filled
Dexter Fitzgerald
Toni Ventress (4)
Ladies of Velvet Touch Social Club

Bags of Hope Volunteer (4)

 
All slots filled
Terika Webb (4)
09/03/2018 (Mon.) 8:30am - 10:30am  

Bags of Hope Volunteer (10)

 
All slots filled
Nathan Kirshner (2)
Ashley Donahue
Anthony Bacile
Blanche Dunbar
Gail Felton
MaryLynn Rainach
Jason - (3)
Sister Janet Roesener

Bags of Hope Volunteer (2)

 
All slots filled
Sister Julie Sheatzley
I will come with Sister Janet.
Dorene Mayeux
09/05/2018 (Wed.) 8:30am - 10:30am  

Special Bags of Hope Volunteer (45)

Sixth grade students from Holy Family School will make Bags of Hope.

 
All slots filled
Karen DuBoulay (45)
Holy Family School - we will bring some supplies.
09/06/2018 (Thu.) 8:30am - 10:30am  

Bags of Hope Volunteer (20)

 
13 of 20 slots filled
Diane Edwards
Dexter Fitzgerald
Laurence Sanchas
James Murphy
Terena Fraser
Trisha Wright
Donna Blackwell
Joyce Gales
Sister Janet Roesener (2)
Sister Julie will accompany me.
Dorene Mayeux
Cindy Hinh
Henry Hutson
09/08/2018 (Sat.) 8:30am - 10:30am  

Bags of Hope Volunteer (20)

 
All slots filled
Dexter Fitzgerald
Toni Ventress (4)
Ladies of Velvet Touch Social Club
Diana Hutson (2)
Husband Henry
Norma Stelly (13)
CDA COURT # 2079
09/10/2018 (Mon.) 8:30am - 10:30am  

Bags of Hope Volunteer (10)

 
All slots filled
Nathan Kirshner (2)
Ashley Donahue
Anthony Bacile
Blanche Dunbar
Gail Felton
Imogen Fuller
MaryLynn Rainach
Sister Janet Roesener (2)
Sister Julie will accompany me.
Dorene Mayeux
09/13/2018 (Thu.) 8:30am - 10:30am  

Bags of Hope Volunteer (20)

 
13 of 20 slots filled
Diane Edwards
Dexter Fitzgerald
Laurence Sanchas
Terena Fraser
Roger Del Rio
Trisha Wright
Stacey Jackson
Donna Blackwell
Joyce Gales
Sister Janet Roesener (2)
Sister Julie will accompany me.
Dorene Mayeux
Cindy Hinh
09/15/2018 (Sat.) 8:30am - 10:30am  

Bags of Hope Volunteer (20)

 
All slots filled
Dexter Fitzgerald
Toni Ventress (4)
Ladies of Velvet Touch Social Club
Adrian Vallet (8)
Preserve Life Ministries
Eureka Broussard
Kendra Moore (2)
Jeff Cook (3)
Kerya DRUMMOND

Bags of Hope Volunteer (4)

 
All slots filled
Mery kaltakdjian
Ryan Lam (2)
Nicole Hurrye
09/17/2018 (Mon.) 8:30am - 10:30am  

Bags of Hope Volunteer (10)

 
8 of 10 slots filled