We are grateful for our customers and donors.
So much fun shopping and full of great values; our store tends to be the public face of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Our store attracts people - from all income levels - who are looking for great deals on gently used goods. We are appreciative of that. We want them, and you to shop at our store.
Why we run our store
We don't operate our thrift store for our own sake. However, our store serves two significant functions related to our mission of offering help to our neighbors of Barron County in need:
1) Our store provides the majority of revenue that funds our programs providing assistance to local households struggling with poverty; and
2) Our store offers charity to our local neighbors in need by giving away - through a voucher system - donated goods directly from our store inventory. In addition to that process, our store provides a reasonably priced place for anyone and everyone to shop. We offer full and part-time employment for over 30 people striving towards an actual living wage for our staff. The revenues from our store help fund our food pantry and other programs we offer.
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store will begin putting some items that have been in the store for a month or more on E-bay to sell. Our customers will, of course, have the first opportunity to purchase these items at the store, and any income from E-bay sales will stay in our community. We receive some items that do not sell well in our area, but do sell in other areas of the country. Our donors trust us to use their donations wisely to generate income for the funding of our mission. We believe using E-bay as a second venue for sales is an efficient use of these donations.
P.O. Box 11
Rice Lake, WI 54868
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