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.

PROGRAM RECIPIENTS:

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.

CASH DONATIONS:

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

DONATED GOODS or FOOD:

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.

VOLUNTEERS – MEMBERS – SUPPORTERS

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.

St Vincent de Paul to Reorganize Operations

TRAVERSE CITY, MI, April 17, 2012 — The Board of Directors of the Society of St Vincent de Paul St. Francis Conference in Traverse City, Michigan have voted to temporarily cease daily thrift store and food pantry operations in order to implement organizational changes to ensure the long-term viability of the organization.  Emergency services will still be available to help needy persons during this time of transition.

Board President Margaret Sophiea stated that “Recent events have made it necessary for us to take a few steps backward in order to determine the best ways to move forward.  We look forward to the opportunity to re-launch St. Vincent de Paul in the next 45 to 90 days and further enrich the community in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.”

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