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2020 St. Vincent de Paul Annual Thanksgiving Fund Drive


Things are a bit different this year due to the pandemic.  BUT one thing hasn’t changed—there are still people in San Mateo County struggling to feed their families.

Our St. Vincent de Paul team is partnering with St. Matthew’s Church to provide food for 130 families in need, including local families in San Carlos.  To keep everyone safe this year, we won’t be accepting groceries or frozen turkeys.  Instead, we’re asking for monetary donations to purchase gift cards to give to our families.

Please consider the suggested amounts below, and then click on the Online Donation link to enter the amount you would like to donate.  Any amount of donation—larger or smaller— is MOST appreciated!

Suggested Donations:


raw turey

 roll and sides  dinner

Turkey $25

Stuffing & Sides $50

Dinner for 4  $100

To donate online:

  • Click Online Donation. This will take you to the parish's online giving page.
  • In the Donations section, scroll down to find the donation item titled Turkey Drive
  • In the Turkey Drive 2020 section, fill in your donation amount

($25, $50, $100, or any amount you can donate)

  • Click the Continue button at the bottom; this will take you to a page to enter your name and address, and credit card/debit
  • Click the 'Process' button at the bottom of the screen.

We also accept donations of cash, checks, or gift cards.  


Donating with Cash or Check

Bring your cash donation, including checks made out to St. Charles Church to the church office or mail it before November 13 to:

St. Charles Church

880 Tamarack Avenue

San Carlos, CA 94070

Please indicate your donation is for the SVDP Turkey Drive.

Donating Gift Cards

Purchase Safeway, Lucky, or Target gift cards and either mail them to the address above or drop them off at the parish office before November 13..

Please indicate your donation is for the SVDP Turkey Drive.

Thank you for your thoughtfulness and generosity during this season of giving and graatitude. We are grateful for any and all amounts donated so that we can fully support the people of San Mateo County who otherwise would have no means to provide a Thanksgiving meal for their families.

With deep gratitude,

Your St. Charles Parish St. Vincent de Paul Conference