St. Patrick's La Rochelle

The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP)


Lena Perumal
+27 76 512 6049 |

By way of introduction, The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SSVP) is an international charity network and in South Africa, it is registered as a non-profit and public benefit organisation (NPO 003/193). Our local network is linked to the parish of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in La Rochelle, South of Johannesburg. It is run by a team of dedicated members and volunteers, who give of their time and talents, in the field of Feeding the Hungry and Clothing the Naked, which are just two of the core works of the network.

In June 2020 a new interim executive was appointed, under the leadership of Lena Perumal as president, with Michelle Fick – secretary, Emmanuel Musa – communications and Lionel Jackson – finance. We are all active parishioners of St. Patrick’s, La Rochelle, with Fr. Jorge as our parish priest and Dc. Walter as our spiritual leader.

During the early levels of the lockdown, our parish together with the operational help of the SSVP managed to hand out over 10 000 food parcels. This was funded from overseas sponsorships (foreign currency), donations from parishioners and also local companies. This unfortunately had to stop because of ongoing funding.

However, the functioning of the SSVP returned back to normality in July, with the new structure in place. We continue to feed between 200 – 250 families every month with food parcels and this is all funded from generous donations received.

We are also assisting some of these families to become self-reliant and are running projects in gardening, sale of plastic ware and mother and daughter care.

Like all other charities, fund raising is a challenge because of cancelled events and a marked drop in donations because of the current economic situation. However, the requests for food parcel assistance are increasing.

You have the means and we have the hands to make this possible. Therefore, we are appealing to you for your generosity to continue our work. You are welcome to make a contribution in kind, cash or EFT direct into our bank account, as follows:

The functioning of the SSVP is well managed, with monthly activity and financial reports submitted to the Central Council. You are also welcome to visit our offices and offer your talents in community service.

Thank you for your kindness and your generosity is sincerely appreciated.  May God continue to bless you, your family and your business.

Banking Details

Account Name:
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Account Number:
6245 700 6073

Bank Name:

Branch Name:
The Glen

Branch Code:
259 606

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Day of Operation


09:00AM – 14:00PM


09:00AM – 14:00PM

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