One thing that sets the thrift store apart from the others is that it is only store known by the Conference to be ran entirely by dedicated volunteers. No one is on the payroll.
“We depend on the generosity of the community for donations of clean, clothing, furniture and housewares. These donations help us help others,” said Wickman.
St. Vincent de Paul was nominated by Elizabeth Perkins, a member of the youth group. Perkins describes the volunteers as “selfless, kind and willing to give a helping hand whenever and where ever it is needed.”
“They model their lives after St. Vincent de Paul not only in the store but also outside the store and in their daily lives,” said Perkins. “They dedicate their lives serving the poor and less fortunate. I believe that everyone should strive to live his or her life like the members of St. Vincent de Paul.”
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store is located at 815E. Main. Hours for the store are Tuesday through Friday 1 p.m to 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. until noon.