The St Vincent de Paul Society (SSVP) is an international church based charitable organization that helps the poor and the under-privileged.
All the seven churches in Penang has SSVP and they are known as SSVP Conference of ….. (name of the church).
SSVP adopts families or individuals and provide them with regular cash aid and rations. They are thus known as ‘adoptees’.
On February 23, 2013 SSVP’s Conference of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Butterworth (NBVM) organised a Chinese New Year gathering for its own adoptees and special guests; the residents from the Sunshine Cottage Welfare Society (Home) in Kulim, Kedah.
56 adoptees present and 80 residents from Sunshine Welfare Home came in two busses sponsored by the society.
President of SSVP Conference of NBVM Harriet Teh told Citizen Journalists Malaysia (CJMY) that all expenses for this CNY event came completely from donors.
She said many volunteers and donors hung around to help in the event, especially the youth from the church.