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King’s University College lending extra hands to Society of St. Vincent de Paul

There’s a big night coming for a London group that wants to beat poverty.

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul has regular fundraisers and runs a thrift store at 585 York St. It also has barbecues twice a year at the store near Adelaide Street, always drawing a crowd of people who need a meal.

Now the organization has added a group of younger members, all students at King’s University College. The 15 students will be helping at a dinner and silent auction on Friday, and more volunteers are being sought.

To buy tickets, email Linda Dollard or call Paul Pytel at 519-474-7135.

Society of St. Vincent de Paul also provides food, clothing and vouchers for furniture, a Christmas hamper and gift program, summer camp financial assistance for low-income families and distributes items like blankets, sleeping bags and coats to the homeless.

It has counterparts operating in 140 countries around the world. In London, it's comprised of 13 churches.

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