Current COVID-19 Procedures
St. Vincent de Paul is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that operates seven Dane County thrift stores (Sun Prairie, Stoughton, Verona, Waunakee, and three locations in Madison), one of Dane County’s largest food pantries, Wisconsin’s only stand alone free pharmacy and two housing programs. When you shop and donate used goods at St. Vinny’s, you help us provide funding for the aforementioned programs to help Dane County families in need. Thanks for shopping!
October Store Events
Safety measures will be in place at all seven stores. Please refer to each store’s page for any additional information regarding procedures. All items are quarantined and/or disinfected before being put out on our store shopping floors!
All seven of our Dane County locations and donation centers are open regular hours. For complete information about pandemic safety measures, click on this link: COVID-19 pandemic. For monetary donations to our food pantry, free pharmacy and housing programs DONATE HERE.
**Mask wearing is required at all 7 of our Dane County thrift stores in accordance with Public Health Madison & Dane County’s Emergency Order #8. Masks are free at our stores if you do not have one. The health and safety of the neighbors in need we serve and of our customers, members, volunteers and employees are what matter most to us so thank you for masking up with us.
Thrift stores see donation influx, includes trash (Watch 2 min video here)
Please check what you are donating before you drop off. Beat-up items or “trash” are difficult to resell and costs money to dispose of, which hurts our organization and makes it difficult to support our programs (food pantry, free pharmacy and housing). Thanks for your consideration and check out the NBC 15 video above that featured our Processing Manager, John Cobb.
Madison magazine/Channel 3000 (Click on headline below)
Meet Two Thrifty Madison Treasure Hunters
The “Holy of Thrift Shops”… hear about our thrift stores through the eyes of thrifting pros, Allie and Saraid!
Madison magazine/Channel 3000 (Click on headline below)
St. Vinny’s goes on serving Madison community despite unprecedented challenges
Cap Times/Madison.com (Click on headline below)
Thrift stores adapt to new retail world amid COVID-19 pandemic
GOODS DONATION hours:
Please check your favorite location for their donation hours.
*Dig & Save drop off donation hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. all seven days of the week
It will be a no-contact drop off and we will be asking donors to remain in their vehicles and we will unload it for them from their trunk or backseat. We will also be asking that everything be contained for ease of unloading and storage. PLEASE do not drop off prior to the opening of the drive-throughs.
Call (608)-278-2920 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, to request a free, scheduled, no-contact home pickup.
1. We can accept clothing, shoes and small household items that are properly packed and fully enclosed in boxes or bags. Furniture should be left outside in covered area.
2. This is a no–contact pickup service, and items must be left outside; drivers will be unable to enter any buildings, including apartments and retirement homes, so please leave items outside in an easily accessible area (on covered front porch, in driveway, in or near garage, or if need be alongside curb and clearly marked “for donation.”)
3. Weather permitting, donations should be placed outside by 7:30 a.m. on your day of pickup.
(Items must protected from weather damage. If it is raining on the day of your pickup, please plan to wait to receive notice from your driver about our truck’s approximate ETA, prior to putting items outside if they would be exposed, and then please protect them with a tarp or some other covering to keep them dry).
Pickup area schedule
1. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday (All Madison 537xx, 53562 zip codes)
Madison, Fitchburg, Monona and Middleton
2. Fridays (Out-of-town and associated zip codes)
Cottage Grove 53527, De Forest 53532, McFarland 53558, Oregon 53575, Stoughton 53589, Sun Prairie 53590, Verona 53593, Waunakee 53597
No matter what your budget, you’ll find great deals on gently used goods.
Everyone can shop our stores AND support our programs.
and tell us about your recent Shop St. Vinny’s experience. You’ll be entered to win a $25 gift card! We’ll pick one lucky shopper every month. Another way to get a great deal from St. Vinny’s!
5x winner of Madison.com’s Star of Madison’s Best Resale Shop Award
7x winner of Best of Waunakee Best Place to Find a Bargain
2x Gold winner Best of Madison Channel 3000 (Best Thrift Store)
We are all over the Dane County area! Three Madison stores and one store each in the surrounding cities of Sun Prairie, Stoughton, Verona and Waunakee.
When you shop our 7 Dane County St. Vinny’s stores, your purchases support the programs that thousands of Dane County families struggling with poverty turn to every day for:
Our seven stores also provide a reasonably priced place for everyone to shop, and they employ more than 150 people. That number has been adjusted as we comply with social distancing rules and county/state operating restrictions.
Donations of a wide range of gently used goods are always needed to keep our stores well-stocked. The stores and parish-based drop boxes are good options for easy drop-off of donated items. Too much to haul in? Call us at 608-278-2920 to request a free home pick-up clothing and other gently used goods. Furniture can only be donated at our shopping centers at this time and NOT through home pick up. We rely on these donations to support our programs helping our neighbors in need. Click here for information about donating goods to support our food pantry, free pharmacy, housing programs and more help for people living in poverty.
NO HOME PICKUPS AT THIS TIME, DUE TO CORONAVIRUS AND TEMPORARY STORE CLOSINGS
We pick up all over Dane County, including Waunakee, Verona, Sun Prairie, and Stoughton.
REQUEST HOME PICKUP HERE
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