Not only does the Thrift Store raise money through sales to the public, we also serve the needy in our community through our voucher program. The Parish Conferences issue the vouchers after they assess their client’s needs. The client can then bring the voucher to the Thrift Store and redeem it, free of charge, for clothing, furniture, and or housewares.
Donations help provide direct assistance to the poor in local our community. Vincentians meet face to face with the poor to assess their needs.
Some of the needs addressed by Vincentians include: housing and utiltiy assistance; job training and placement; and access to furniture, food, clothing, transportation and medical care.
The National Council also makes grants available to the local Conferences/Councils through its "Domestic Disaster Relief Grants" and the "Friends of the Poor" Grant Programs. Click on the the link: Look at our National SVdP website
There are many ways in which you can donate. Please click on our Donate tab above.
Your donation is tax deductible!
To secure assistance, contact the nearest Catholic Church in your community and ask if they have a Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conference in their parish or know of one in the vicinity.
Look on our "Need Help?" tab to see a listing of our local SVdP Conferences.
Inspired by Gospel values, the
Society of St. Vincent de Paul (the “Society”), a Catholic lay organization,
leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering
person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of
its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.
As a reflection of the whole family
of God, Members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and
cultural background, age group, and economic level. Vincentians are
united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty,
humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually
supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic rule.
Organized locally, Vincentians
witness God’s love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The
Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and
addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them,
Vincentians see the face of Christ.