Who We Are?
The SVDP Thrift Store was established to serve the needy. It has grown and provides clothing, furniture, household items, books, sport equipment, etc. Proceeds from the Thrift Store are the primary source of funds with which to operate the Outreach Department. In addition to operating a Food Pantry, the Outreach Department provides Medical Clinic, Emergency Meals, Lodging, Transportation, and Medicine. It also dispenses Thrift Store merchandise to those in need. Space is provided in the SVDP building for a Christian Video and Book Library and Birthright office. Every person on our staff is an important part of the Society's effort to assist the needy in a Christian spirit. We serve all people without regard for age, sex, race, or religious beliefs.
What We Do?
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Frederic Ozanam, and patron, 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.