Loads of fun and chock full of great values, our thrift stores tend to be the public face of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Our stores attract people – of all income levels – who are looking for great deals on gently used goods. We appreciate that. We want them – and you – to shop our stores.
We don’t operate thrift stores for their own sake, however. Our stores serve two major functions related to our mission of offering help to Dane County neighbors in need: 1) The stores provide much of the revenue that funds our programs providing assistance to thousands of local households struggling with poverty; and 2) Our stores offer much direct charity to people in need by giving away – through a voucher system – donated goods directly from store inventory (as well as some new items we purchase). In the process, our seven stores also provide a reasonably priced place for all to shop, and they offer full- or part-time employment for more than 150 individuals. We operate seven great Dane County stores – three in Madison and one each in Stoughton, Sun Prairie, Waunakee and Verona. The revenues from store sales help fund our food pantry, charitable pharmacy, housing programs and other forms of basic-needs assistance.
Donations of a wide range of gently used goods are always needed to keep our stores well-stocked. The stores and several parish-based drop boxes are good options for easy drop-off of donated items. Dane County donors are also welcome to call us at (608) 278-2920 to request that one of our trucks be scheduled for a convenient, free home pick-up of furniture, clothing and other gently used goods. We rely on these donations to support our programs helping our neighbors in need. Click here for information about donating goods to support our mission.
“Shop with your heart. Great place to start – on your budget and community. Reduce. Reuse. Recycle, too. We can do it all at St. Vinny's. Oh, let's go shop St. Vinny's. Yeah. Let's go shop St. Vinny's. Yeah. Let's go shop St. Vinny's. Yeah. Let's go shop St. Vinny's.”