Your planned gift will play a key role in what this community will look like for years to come. 


  • Imagine over 1000 of your neighbors counting on you for groceries every month to feed their children and loved ones.

  • Imagine 150 of your neighbors getting the best (sometimes the only) meal of the day at your soup kitchen.

  • Imagine your neighbors running out of money to pay heating oil bill in winter, or gas or electricity.

  • Imagine being responsible to house and support almost 100 people who used to be homeless; your neighbors who, without your help would otherwise return to doorways and bridges and abandoned buildings for protection from the elements.

This is what St. Vincent de Paul Middletown does today, right now in our community. Since 1980, we’ve been on the front line meeting needs and offering hope to some of the most fragile members of this community.  Together, we not only improve the lives of those who need our assistance, but also the health of the community as a whole.  And we cannot do this important work without you.

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All of the material things that we have worked so hard for in life – personal property, assets like retirement funds and insurance policies – these are the tools of charitable gift planning, tools that allow you to express your beliefs and values.  Even a modest gift can make an enormous and lasting difference.  Here’s how to get started:

  1. Designate St. Vincent de Paul Middletown as a recipient of your planned gift.  Call us at 860.344.0097 and speak confidentially with a development officer, or email us at  We can provide you with simple language for bequests or show you how to structure specific gifts.
  2. Contact your attorney and your financial advisor.  Let them know that you are considering a planned gift to St. Vincent de Paul Middletown.  They can assist you in determining what kind of gift best suits your personal and financial circumstances.
  3. Consider talking with your family and/or a trusted friend about your plans and personal wishes to address family needs as well as your legacy gifts.