The Ladies of Charity (LOC) of St. Gregory the Great Parish in the Diocese of Buffalo have been blessed with the cooperation and assistance of men from the parish Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) for many years. The Ladies hold an annual household goods collection to benefit the Fresh Start program of the diocesan Ladies of Charity; Fresh Start provides basic household supplies to people beginning again after crises. The Society makes its truck available for the collection and the men help with packing boxes and bags of donated items; one of the members drives the truck to the LOC Center and helps unpack. The SVDP conference also shares the money received at the collection at Mass on Thanksgiving by making a generous donation to the parish LOC to support its various outreach programs. Judy Huber is president of the LOC group and an active member of SVDP.