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Vincentian Initiatives Committee

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Vincentian Initiatives Committee at the School of Music welcomes you to support the collection of donations for The Rosalie Rendu​ Student Food Pantry and The Night Ministry.

How to Make a Donation

Donations receptacles will be located in the first floor lobby of the Holtschneider Performance Center in between the Gannon Concert Hall doors November 4 - December 15, 2021

The Rosalie Rendu Student Food Pantry provides a food resource for students in need. Whether students need to use this resource on a temporary or permanent basis during their time at DePaul, the food pantry is there for all who need it. The pantry depends on the generous food and monetary contributions from our DePaul Community. 

Please help support the pantry by bringing in a selection of non-perishable food items. 

​The Night Ministry​ compassionately provides housing, health care, outreach, spiritual care, and social services to adults and youth who struggle with homelessness, poverty, and loneliness. They accept individuals as they are and offer support as they seek to improve their lives. They invite others to join this hope-filled work. 


​​​Clothing items go a long way in bringing comfort to those The Night Ministry serves.

They are in need of the following items:

  • New or gently used adult-size sweatshirts/hoodies (dark colors preferred, sizes M to XXX-large)
  • New or gently used adult-size sweatpants (dark colors preferred, sizes medium to XXX-large)
  • New or gently used men's shoes or boots, sizes 11 to 13
  • Packages of new white or black adult-size socks
  • New or gently used adult-size t-shirts​

Hygiene/Personal Care Products

Hygiene products are distributed throughout The Night Ministry programs. They accept the following items in travel or sample size. You may collect all of them and assemble into kits packed into gallon-size resealable bags or donate loose items. 

Needed items include shampoo, conditioner, deodorant (travel or regular size), toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, body lotion, mouthwash, lip balm, comb/brush, disposable razor, shaving cream, wash cloth, disposable body wipes, sunscreen, and 8-oz spray bottles for sanitizer. 


​If you have any questions, contact us at

Vincentian Initiatives Committee Members

Scott Burns
Professional Lecture of Jazz Studies
Director of DePaul Jazz Orchestra

Heidi Hewitt
Concert Manager

Giovanna Jacques
Assistant Director of Admissions

Erica Neidlinger
Wind Symphony Conductor, Music Education Performance, 
Music Education, Ensemble Conductors

Kiana Ratay​
DePaul University School of Music Student