Building to Serve our Neighbors: SVDP Expansion

Summer 2020

With the support of our generous community, donors, employees, and volunteers, SVDP was able to complete the expansion of the assistance capacity, which includes the donation drop off and processing areas, sales and inventory space, and parking for the store and food pantry.

Girl Scout Volunteers

January 2020

Girl Scout Troop #7072 in Beaver Dam, WI took a tour of the Dodge County St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store and learned about SVdP 's mission and how we help people in Dodge County. The scouts and their parents helped price Holiday items and donated clothing and food. Thank you Girl Scout Troop 7072!

Building to Serve our Neighbors Capital Campaign

November 2019 - December 31, 2020

St. Vincent de Paul has seen a prolonged and rising increase in the number of families needing assistance. The central purpose of this campaign is to fund the expansion of assistance capacity (donation drop off and processing areas, sales and inventory space, parking for the store and food pantry). These improvements will help us to increase sales, and in turn, support more needy families in the local community.

Our goal is to raise $1,000,000 by December 31, 2020 for the facility expansion.

An initial and generous donor will match donations made between now and April 30, 2020, up to $200,000, which is a tremendous way to kickstart the campaign!

Read more about the campaign details and how to donate.

Donation Form

Thank you, Dodge County Community, for your support.

July 2018

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Dodge County (SVdP) wishes to thank our community for their support in responding to the two major disasters in Beaver Dam this past spring. The Village Glen tragedy displaced the residents of fifteen apartments, and the Third Street Executive Apartments’ fire displaced residents of another fifteen apartments. Because of the generous donations received from the citizens of the Dodge County Community and beyond, we were able to be part of the overall effort to support those impacted by these tragedies.

Your support allowed us to provide immediate housing at local motels, gift cards, clothing, food, personal hygiene needs and child care items. After the immediate needs were addressed, we then assisted with securing replacement housing. Household items, mattresses, and furniture needs where also given as needed. Fund raising efforts furnished direct financial assistance to help cover the many costs associated with the losses suffered. Through direct contact with those that we served, we attempted to offer moral and spiritual support during these difficult times. All monetary donations received, remained in our community and 100% of those donations were used to assist those in need.

To date, our local St. Vincent de Paul Society has provided over $95,000 and over 1000 hour of volunteer service in combined assistance to 52 of our neighbors impacted by these stressful events. While SVdP coordinated the assistance, it was the generous response from our caring community that provided the means to help those in need. We were overwhelmed by your response and are very grateful.

Thank You,

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul of Dodge County.

600 W 3rd Street Apartment Fire

April 2018

SVdP has decided to help apartment 600 with the same package of assistance as we did last month for Knaup Drive. Residents please make your way to our Thrift store for $100 Kohls card, clothing, and personal items. Thank you to Kohls for giving out 25% OFF store-wide to our neighbors in need. Fund donations can be made at any American Bank location in Beaver Dam to the SVdP Emergency Response Fund and online here.

We would like to thank Pave for stepping forward to help with baby formula for a 600 3rd street family. There are wonderful organizations in our community. All need our support. Any corporate or non-profit looking to get involved please hesitate no more. Call SVdp between 9am to 4pm and ask for our Store Manager, Ben. Together we can take care of these residents equally as we have the last.

People want to know how to help. Please pray for our neighbors in need and our brave first responders from all over Dodge County. Consider a monetary donation to the fund at American Bank. Out of pocket expenses will be high. Furniture will be needed after April 15 through May 5th as residents gain access to new apartments. If businesses or communities would like to donate resources for distribution, the building had 17 units. We can distribute coupons and gift cards equally to the residents. SVdP welcomes partnerships with all who wish to participate in lending a helping hand to our neighbors in need.

109 Knaup Drive Apartment Disaster

March 2018

St. Vincent de Paul, through the generosity of this community, has helped apartment 109 Knaup Drive residents with more $30,000 in cash donations, gift cards, and items to fill their homes. Volunteers and staff have put in thousands of hours to assist our neighbors in need.

SVdP Thrift Store and Food Pantry Staff and Volunteer Appreciation Dinner

Pictured are volunteers Carl Matuseski, Kay Braun, Diane Krieg, Betty Marolla and Marlene Posthuma.


St. Katharine Drexel boy scouts helped to recycle wire. Shown are Luke Diljak and Will Kaufmann.

Happy Retirement and Welcome New Manager


Welcome to our new manager, Ben Nelson, as he takes on the management of our thrift store.

Many thanks to Kathy Wheeler for her 34 years of service to the SVdP Thrift Store.

Ben and Kathy

Kathy and Family at Retirement Party

New Store Location - Construction Renovation Photos


Thank you to all the volunteers that helped with the renovations!