At our stores, families can find a nice table for the kitchen, and books, toys, and clothes for the children. Men and women can select a good suit and shoes for a job interview. Thrifters dig for treasures. College students outfit their apartment. Green shoppers find goods to reuse, recycle, and upcycle. When you’re ready to clean out your basement or attic, we’ll be ready to pick up your donation. And we’re always looking for friendly volunteers who enjoy the retail environment. Whether you’re shopping, donating, or volunteering, you’re helping! With eight stores in the St. Louis area, there is a St. Vincent de Paul thrift store near you. Find a store near you.
How It Helps
Shoppers and volunteers in our stores help us generate revenue to fund our programs year-round. Your purchase helps us provide low-cost and no-cost goods directly to those in need. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul delivers furniture, clothing, and other household items to people who have experienced a terrible loss, such as a natural disaster, eviction or foreclosure, or domestic violence. The family may have been forced to move quickly and thus needs help getting settled. We also provide items to low-income families who simply cannot afford them. Often during home visits, our volunteers discover that the family does not have furniture to sit on, a kitchen table to eat on, or beds for children to sleep in. In these cases, a voucher is provided to the family, which they can redeem for specific goods at our thrift stores.
Over 270,000 people in St. Louis received free or low-cost goods from our thrift stores in 2013. We believe that Helping neighbors starts at home™.