MISSION

Society of St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store

MISSION STATEMENT

     St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores throughout the United States are an association of lay employees and volunteers dedicated to serve our needy sisters and brothers. All who come to our stores are welcomed with dignity and respect. We hope they leave as friends to shop with us again. Those who cannot afford the clothing, furniture and other household items they need will be provided for through a Vincentian initiated referral system.

     Our customers, employees and volunteers are treated equally without regard to race, color, creed, age, sex or national origin. All people including the disadvantaged, handicapped and other special persons, are employed so that we may all benefit from the talents and abilities of everyone seeking employment.

     Serving Christ’s needy is the first purpose of all St. Vincent de Paul stores. To continue in this ministry, we will use sound business practices. Surplus funds will be used to support parish conferences and other Society charitable causes approved by our councils and boards of directors.

“You are the servant of the poor…..They are your masters, and the more difficult they will be, the more unjust and insulting, the more love you must give them. It is your love alone that the poor will forgive you the bread you will give them.” 

St. Vincent de Paul  1581-1660