St. Vincent de Paul hosts Clean Out and Donate weekends
August 11, 2011
ARCHDIOCESE — The Society of St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) will host Clean Out and Donate Weekends in August to collect critically needed household items, furniture and clothing. A SVDP truck will be on-site Saturdays and Sundays at the following parishes:
• August 13 &14: St. Gabriel, Glendale; St. Teresa of Avila, Covedale
• August 27 & 28: St. Clare, College Hill
The collection truck will be attended before and after church services for donor-convenience, and donor tax receipts will be available.
Donations collected from the weekends are distributed in the surrounding communities through SVDP thrift stores to benefit those in need throughout Greater Cincinnati.
“The majority of the clients we are seeing are families with children who lack the basic necessities of life — they have very little furniture, no dishes or pots and pans. We continue to look to the community at large to help us build our inventory of gently-used basic household items,” noted Prentice Carter, director of operations for the organization’s thrift stores. “Gently used items donated at the Clean Out and Donate weekends go directly to our thrift stores and make a tremendous difference. We are seeing more families come to us for support and these donations help us provide those local families with the basic items that they need.”
St. Vincent de Paul volunteers personally visit needy families and offer assistance, regardless of race or religious affiliation. St. Vincent de Paul accepts donations of gently used clothing, household items, furniture and cars year-round.
Free pick-up service is available for large items. Call 513-421-CARE (2273) to arrange a pick up, or donations may be dropped off at any of the six Cincinnati area thrift stores. Tax receipts are available for donated items. For more information on donating or for a list of St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores, go to http://www. SVDP cincinnati.org/.