There are as many ways to get involved at Father Joe’s Villages as there are services. Homelessness does have a solution, and we invite you to explore your place in it. Whether giving, volunteering, donating or purchasing, it’s your help that makes the difference.
Retail / Auctions
Vehicle and household donations always accepted, or learn about the retail and auction locations...
Father Joe’s Villages is committed to providing comprehensive services to displaced individuals and families. Our retail activities support our mission by providing the funds needed to create and maintain services that save, inspire and change lives.
Vehicle and household donations
Dealer consignment and vehicle auctions
Come to our household auctions
Learn about our retail and thrift store locations
Look at our eBay listings
Check out our Craigslist listings, listed under Father Joe
Your little-used vehicle does more than just drive; it also has the potential to fund a computer training class, help an individual choose sobriety, or enable a father to complete a job application. The possible donation of an hour of your time could provide a woman with her first meal in days or allow a homeless child to sleep in a bed instead of a backseat. And that sofa you’re thinking of purchasing from one of our thrift stores? The proceeds might very well send a teenager to school.
Host a Drive:
Everyday, 365 days a year, St. Vincent de Paul Village provides our neighbors in need a place to shower and freshen up, a place to eat a healthy meal and a chance to receive clothing. St. Vincent de Paul Village needs you and your businesse's help. Your continued support through your collection drives will allow us to meet these needs. We welcome hygiene products, canned food and new and gently used clothing.
Thank you for helping us keep our neighbors in need healthy and warm!
In 1983, St. Vincent de Paul Ladies Guild founded to assist Father Joe and the Center. This volunteer corps of Father Joe’s former parishioners was formed into the Ladies of Charity, Auxiliary to St. Vincent de Paul Center. The Ladies assisted in fund raising activities and volunteered their talents to many programs at the Center and later St. Vincent de Paul Village. In 1994, the Auxiliary became the Village Ladies Guild, having voted to focus its efforts entirely on serving and raising money for St. Vincent de Paul Village. Through the years, the Ladies have worked selflessly in many important Village traditions, such as:
- helping parents find presents for their children at no charge at the yearly Santa's Workshop and Easter clothes for the children during the annual spring shopping spree
- serving countless meals including the day after Christmas, Easter, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and many days between
- assisting every June at the annual San Diego International Triathlon benefiting the Village
- helping register and assist participants in Father Joe's annual Thanksgiving Day 5K in Balboa Park
- stuffing hundreds of thousands of envelopes with appeals from Father Joe
Today more than 240 members of the Ladies Guild continue volunteering and making a difference in the lives of neighbors in need.
Those interested in becoming a member may call 619.446.2100.