St. Vincent de Paul Remodel – New Signs

A new sign at St Vincent de Paul in Traverse City, MIA new sign at St Vincent de Paul in Traverse City, MIThank you again to the team at Britten Banners in Traverse City for the updated signs at St. Vincent de Paul Traverse City, MI.

The signs are simple and well designed to let travelers along Woodmere Ave know that a St. Vincent de Paul serves Northwest Michigan in the tradition of our patron, Saint Vincent de Paul.

As always…your time, talent and treasure are always welcome.

Precious Moments

Thank you to the students and staff at St. Mary’s Hannah school in Kingsley, MI. They generously donated to St. Vincent de Paul. The letter below accompanied their donation. Bless you kids !!!

In his Circular Letter of December 12, 1915, Vicomte Hendecourt, President-General writes:

“The Society has two aims: to do a great deal of spiritual good to its members through the exercise of charity, and to do a little spiritual and temporal good to a few poor families in the name of Jesus Christ. If it did not continually seek to combine these two aims, it would lose its raison d’etre (reason or justification for existence). If it were to seek only the holiness of its members through pious exercises, there is no lack of Confraternities and Third Orders to meet that need. If on the other hand, it were to seek only the relief of the temporal miseries of the poor, it would only add one more to the list of public and private institutions founded for that purpose.”

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Now Accepting Credit Cards

St. Vinnie's now accepting credit cards

St. Vinnie’s now accepts debit and credit cards.

Just like Aunt Millie used to always say, “Oh, Johnny, you are growing-up oh so fast.  What a big boy you are becoming!”, St Vinnie’s in Traverse City is now accepting all major credit cards.

Debit and credit cards can be used in the Thrift Store, to make online donations or to purchase items in our soon-to-be-opened Catholic Book & Gift Store at 1207 Woodmere Ave, Traverse City, MI (one mile South of 8th Street near district library).

Thank you for all the donations, community support and prayers since we re-opened July 5th.  Your continued donations have allowed us to help many needy families in recent weeks and continue the mission of St. Vincent de Paul.

Thank you once again,

Re-Launch Announcement

Donors, Clients and Customers

Please be advised that effective 4/17/2012, and for the next 45 to 90 days, St. Vincent de Paul will be TEMPORARILY closing thrift store operations in order to remodel and re-launch the organization.


We will still be offering services to those in need.  Please call 231-218-7525 with any immediate emergency needs.  Until construction/remodeling efforts keep us from doing so, food pantry operations will remain open by appointment only.


During this phase, we will continue to accept cash donations.  Please consider us and pray for the organization during this time of transition.  Safe, secure online donations can be made at the St Vincent de Paul Donation page , the donate link in the upper right hand corner of most pages or you may send donations by check to:

ATT: Chris Gallagher, Treasurer
Society of St Vincent de Paul
PO Box 984
Traverse City, MI 49685


We will still be accepting limited donations of gently used clothing and furniture along with food.  Please call us to make arrangements for pick-up service.


A letter will be mailed to you on or before 4/20/2012 offering further details about the future.  If for some reason you do not receive, please call us.

The vision is to re-launch operations to better serve the community and to ensure the long-term viability of the organization.  For additional information and updates please join our email newsletter by providing us your email address in the upper right-hand corner of most web pages or stay updated at our facebook page or twitter acoount.

We also welcome any suggestions or ideas you may have.  Leave us a comment.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding during this process.