100 Days of Summer

100 Days, Countless Ways to Shine by Sharing

This summer, support us in our mission to Feed, Clothe, House and Heal! 100 Days of Summer is dedicated to meeting the heightened summer needs of our most vulnerable neighbors when extreme heat threatens lives, utility bills increase, and families have increased food costs with kids out of school.

With federal funding unavailable this summer, we need your support even more to make sure our neighbors in need stay safe during the extreme heat!

It's people like you, near or far, who Shine by Sharing and help vulnerable Arizonans get through the season.

With your help this summer, St. Vincent de Paul will provide:
650,000+
Bottles of Water
700,000+
Hot Nutritious Meals
490,000+
Nights of Shelter
Countless ways to Shine by Sharing
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Donate

Monetary donations help us offset the costs to keep our dining rooms open overnight to shelter those in need.

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Volunteer

There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer in our dining rooms, urban farms, water distribution stations, or from home.

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Host a Drive

Organize a drive with your friends, family, or colleagues to gather food, water, clothes, or items we so often take for granted.

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Need heat relief?

SVdP operates cooling stations around the Valley from June 1 - September 30 with indoor cooling, ice water, snacks, and more.

June = Water

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Arizona has some of the hottest summers in the U.S. according to the Arizona Department of Health Services, over 3,000 people visit the emergency room each year due to lack of water and excessive heat.

In 2023, one of the hottest summers on record, there were 645 heat-associated deaths in Maricopa County. That's a 52% increase from summer 2022. In July, Phoenix also set a record with a 31-day streak of highs at or above 110F.

Those without proper shelter are the most susceptible to dehydration and heatstroke. This June, we're teaming up with ABC15 and Bashas' to deliver water to our neighbors who are most affected. Starting June 1 through June 30, our Water Drive Station Initiative will provide water to those most at risk.

We estimate we'll be giving out 6,500 bottles of water a day. That's about 650,000 bottles for the summer months!

You can donate at the PIN pad throughout the month of June at any Bashas' or purchase a case of water next time you visit a Bashas' Food Store.

See your support in action

July = Food

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At St. Vincent de Paul, we will never turn away an individual seeking a meal. But as summer months drag on and donations decline, our staple pantry items become scarce. We need your help to provide greatly needed items like canned proteins, peanut butter, dried pasta, canned fruits and vegetables and more.

This food helps us cook up thousands of nutritious meals in our kitchen and fill thousands of food boxes to deliver to families in need.

Help us in our mission to feed those in our community who need a hand, whether it be hosting a food drive or simply donating what you can.

See your support in action

Summer usually brings higher utility and childcare costs, but the rising costs of food and housing are putting added pressure on family budgets. 

That's where St. Vincent de Paul food pantries around central and northern Arizona come in to help families keep food on the table. Take a look inside our Flagstaff parish and food pantry.

Ever wondered what a day in our kitchen is like? Go behind the scenes with the kitchen team that cooks over 7,000 meals every single day and helps SVdP be the largest provider of hot meals in the Valley.

Interesting in joining our kitchen team? Click here to explore volunteer opportunities to help our staff prepare all those meals.

August = Shelter

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For those without proper shelter, summers in Arizona can be deadly. In Maricopa County in 2023, at least 645 people died from heat-associated causes. As temperatures rise, we open our dining rooms across the Valley to provide emergency heat relief and shelter to those who need it.

Additionally, our transitional housing facility, Ozanam Manor, provides shelter and programming to adults 50 and older, veterans, and people living with disabilities as they seek permanent employment and housing.

This summer we'll be adding an additional 100 beds for seniors and adults living with disabilities at De Paul Manor, and 71 beds for workforce housing at Rosalie's Place on our main campus.

In 2022, in conjunction with our community partners, we opened the Washington St. Shelter to provide wraparound services and shelter for 260 individuals experiencing homelessness. The shelter not only offers a respite from the summer heat, but has also helped hundreds of individuals get back on their feet.

These services are vital for individuals in vulnerable populations who may end up homeless during the summer season. Learn more about St. Vincent de Paul's rehousing efforts. Volunteer your time to help out at our shelters.

See your support in action

Summertime in the Valley is especially hard for those who are struggling when utility prices are higher and many are one missed payment or unexpected bill away from eviction and homelessness. St. Vincent de Paul provides rent and utility support to help keep families in their home and life saving shelter for those living on the streets.