Youth Programs

SVDP Youth Projects and Events:
  • Back to School Back Packs for Elementary Students
  • Supplying new backpacks and school supplies to needy students
  • Christmas for Kids Helping to make Christmas special for needy families
  • Haiti Student Sponsorship - Providing sponsorship for two children in Haiti


  • Summer Reading program at Evergreen Manors in Altoona​
  • Holiday Meals for Altoona Domestic Abuse Shelter
  • Providing emergency financial aid for needy families
  • Summer Feeding Program at Evergreen Manors
  • Sponsors SVDP Youth Conference at Divine Mercy East Campus Johnstown
Christmas For Kids 2018
This year 20 families were helped to provide Christmas presents for their children. The youth ministry also helps out at at the Evergreen Manors Christmas party in Altoona. Thank you to a group of employees at a local business for helping out with the gifts for the party. The smiles on the kids' faces say it all.
2018 Back to School Backpack Program
Area students were ready for their first day of school. Thanks to the youth ministry program these kids had a backpack full of school supplies to start the new year.
11th Annual SVDP Youth Ministry Golf Outing
The 11th Annual golf outing to benefit the SVDP Youth Ministry was held Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Park Hills Country Club in Altoona. We are very grateful to the sponsors, businesses, individuals, and golfers.
2019 Summer Feeding Program
The Society’s Youth Ministry sponsors a summer feeding program at the Evergreen Manors Housing facility. It began when the Altoona School District discontinued its on-site feeding program for school-age children. The program was made possible by contributions from the SVDP Assumption Chapel Food Pantry and the SVDP Altoona Soup Kitchen. Both breakfast and lunch were served to children up to age 18. The program averages 250 meals a week.

Thank you to our golf sponsors:

  • Tournament Sponsor: Sheetz Inc.
  • Corporate Sponsor: Misti Development Corp
  • Corporate Team Sponsors: Altoona Curve, Young, Oakes, Brown & Co.
  • all our Tee Sponsors and everyone who helped in any way to make this year's outing a success.