Thrift Store Closed for Health & Safety 

posted 3-20-20


In accordance with Governor Wolf's announcement on March 16, 2020, the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store will be closed through March 30. While we are sorry to be closed during a time when there will be an increased demand for the help we provide to those in need, it is imperative that we do all we can to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. We are especially determined to do what is best for our volunteers, the vast majority of whom are retired and over 60, and thus more susceptible to the virus. 

During this time, the Thrift Store will not accept donations. No one will be in the store to accept or process donations, and items left outside the door will be subject to damage from weather. Please save your donations until we re-open.

However, our Vincentians (members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul) will often be in the office to take calls and check messages from folks requesting aid. While we do have some funds to provide financial help for a limited time, monetary donations would be most welcome, as we do not know how long the Thrift Store will have to be closed; this is worrisome, since the Store usually provides a large percentage of the funds for our mission. Donations may be mailed to:  Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 1300 Benner Pike, Suite B, State College, PA 16801. God bless you for your support.

 New Donations Door 

posted 7-30-19

We are pleased to share with you that we are now accepting donations at the back door of our new building. Follow the parking lot around to the left of the building, and the door is at the back left corner. Please back into the space in front of the door to unload your items. When your donation is complete, please exit through our parking lot (the unpaved driveway behind our area is private property and is not available for our use).

Thrift Store Move

posted 1-14-19

We are so excited to share with you that our move to 1300 Benner Pike is complete, and we had a wonderfully successful Grand Re-Opening on Saturday, January 12. 


The retail area of our new space is 55% bigger than the old space, so there is more merchandise than ever. And we now a meeting/​classroom--watch for information on DIY and craft classes.

Please stop by for a visit--our new store has so much light and space, and we've received some wonderful donations in the past few weeks--the store is well stocked, and we have lots more to come. We've stepped up our customer service with shopping carts, and we now take credit cards for purchases of $20 or more.

“In truth, all of us are called to drink from the rock of the Lord and to quench the thirst of the world with the charity that comes from Him. Charity is at the heart of the Church; it is the reason for its action, the soul of its mission.”                                                      -Pope Francis

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