Welcome to our new mini-newsletter, re-NEWS. On a regular basis we’ll feature sales and updates—we plan to keep the format brief, so that you can easily catch up on all the news about what’s fit to re-use!
Menswear Sale: Brand new sportscoats, vests, and pants at amazingly low prices—perfect for special occasions or job interviews. Many thanks to Navaco Industries in Philipsburg for this generous donation.
BOGO Sundresses & Skirts: Adorable handmade little girls sundresses and skirts now on sale Buy One Get One Free! Heartfelt thanks to the St. John in Stitches ladies from St. John the Evangelist in Bellefonte for these cute items.
New Refund Policy: In continuing efforts to keep both our customers and volunteers safe during the pandemic, refunds are now subject to these restrictions:
Customer must have the item’s receipt to receive a refund.
Returns of clothing accepted only up to one week after purchase.
Original tag/sticker must be in place on the returned item.
No refunds on houseware items except electronics items that do not work.
Labor Day: The Thrift Store will be closed Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7 in honor of the Labor Day holiday weekend.
Extended Saturday Hours: Starting Saturday, September 12 the Thrift Store will be open Saturday afternoons until 4:00 pm.
Volunteers Needed: The Thrift Store needs volunteers 1) for any morning shift (Monday-Saturday) to help with donations and 2) donations, sorters, and cashiers for Saturday afternoons. Call 867-3131 for more information.
New Home Decor: We are excited to share with you that the Community Pharmacy in Tyrone has once again given us an incredible donation of new home decor items. Fall flags, door decor, door mats, and mailbox covers are in the store now—watch for Halloween and Thanksgiving pieces to be out soon.
Donations & Changeover: Currently, donations of housewares are limited to one box or bag per donor due to limited storage space. Donations of clean, gently used clothing in season are most welcome; we will be changing over to winter clothes starting Monday, September 14.
Thrift Store Closed for Health & Safety
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
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
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.