In keeping with Blessed Frédéric Ozanam’s vision of creating a network of charity around the world, the National Council of the United States, Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers a program connecting U.S. Conferences and Councils with Conferences and Councils in countries lacking the means to conduct their works of charity.
The International Twinning program is committed to sharing financial resources, creating cross-cultural friendships, and exchanging prayers.
Why Should My Conference Twin?
The Society is a Christian family whose members share their resources. Twinning cuts through language and cultural barriers and connects us in one Catholic and universal spirit of charity. Through Twinning, we can stand in solidarity with the world’s poor by assisting our Vincentian brothers and sisters as they care for neighbors in need in their own countries.
Due to the purchasing power of the U.S. dollar, even small pledges can make a huge difference in developing countries. In the Americas alone, there are 30 million people living on less than $2 a day. But a donation of just $100 can provide hundreds of pounds of rice or thousands of vitamins for adults and children in extreme poverty.