Blessed Mary watches over the people at St Vinnie’s in Traverse City, MI.

The Society’s Thrift Store plays an important role in providing assistance to those in need. Through many volunteers, we work to collect, evaluate and merchandise a variety of donated goods. This merchandise provides a low cost shopping alternative of quality goods to low income individuals and families. Those who cannot afford clothing, furniture and other household items are provided for through the Vincentian initiated referral system of the Home Visits. Vouchers are given and are redeemable at our Thrift Store.Please scroll to the bottom of the page for location or see Hours and Location page.

Serving Christ’s needy is the first purpose of all St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Stores. Funds from operations are used to support the Programs and Services we offer the community. When you shop at our store, you help us to help others. Every purchase helps to sustain our work in alleviating human suffering and meeting the needs of the sick, the elderly and economically disadvantaged individuals and families. Your donations improve the quality of life for many in need throughout our community.

As a Special Works of our organization, the Thrift Store provides a number of important functions to our community. By collecting items such as clothing, furniture, household items, appliances, vehicles and other items, we become a recycling resource. Thrift Store shopping supports the environment by extending the useful life of these items. Hundreds of thousands of pounds of clothing, thousands of pieces of furniture and tons of household goods are given a second life and kept out of landfills. St. Vincent’s was Green before Green was Green…for almost 200 years!

Please consider donating any gently used items or come and browse through our store. Whether you are looking for a good book to read or a buried treasure, it might just be located at St. Vincent de Paul.

“I want to wrap up the whole world in a network of charity.”    – Frederic Ozanam