PAVE, St Vincent de Paul Enter Into Partnership

(Beaver Dam) Two local non-profit organizations have teamed up to help those in need throughout Dodge County. At the start of the month PAVE, People Against Violent Environments, and the Saint Vincent de Paul thrift store joined forces. A goal of PAVE’s is to provide survivors of violence with immediate needs but the group is having difficulties housing donations at their shelter. PAVE Executive Director Teresa Nienow says Saint Vincent de Paul has a similar mission to theirs and the skills and space to hold and share resources. During a recent appearance on WBEV’s Community Comment, Nienow said Saint Vincent will now be accepting donations on behalf of PAVE which includes clothing, furniture and household items. She added that a client will then be sent over with a voucher indicating their needs. The collaboration will allow individuals with PAVE to shop the thrift store at no charge to them. Saint Vincent de Paul Manager Ben Nelson says the voucher means less work for staff to verify the needs of victims and will be able to help direct them to the right areas quicker. Nienow says PAVE will continue to accept donations at their shelter. For more information visit www.pavedc.org or call PAVE at 920-887-3810 or Saint Vincent de Paul at 920-885-6971 to schedule a pick up for your donations.