The St. Vincent De Paul Society has a variety of furniture for those in need. (DHI Media/Rebecca Violet)
The St. Vincent De Paul Society has a variety of furniture for those in need. (DHI Media/Rebecca Violet)
DELPHOS - Begun in 1969, the local St. Vincent De Paul Society just finished up its 50th year of service to members of the community.

The purpose of the society is to help the less fortunate in the Delphos School District with food, rent, prescriptions and utility bills.

“Last year we helped about 450 families,” St. Vincent’s treasurer and volunteer Denny Hickey revealed. “Some year’s it’s more; normally that’s about average.”

The society’s best known for taking good, used furniture and reselling it for a small donation.

“That’s our only source of funds aside from private donations,” Hickey explained. “We receive no governmental support.”

Hickey also noted that the Dienstberger Foundation is a big contributor.

St. Vincent’s furniture is all donated and includes couches, chairs, tables, dressers and bed frames, but no electronics.

Those who wish to donate can contact the society through the St. John’s Ministry Center or can drop off furniture at the St. Vincent De Paul building during business hours, which are Tuesday 4-5:00 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon.