Our Store

Through our store, we sell donated clothing, household items and furniture. Proceeds from these sales help us to support our local food bank and other projects.

Store news

SVDP Auction

Jun 8, 2015
Alyssa

Every four to six weeks at SVDP Value Store Bowmanville, we hold an auction. It is not a traditional silent auction; we hold bidding through our book for two to three weeks, then hold a live auction at the end. Our auction consists of antiques (including furniture pieces), artwork, collectibles, jewellery and sometimes clothing and purses. We research and appraise each item and set a minimum bid. Bidders can increase the bid by increments of $1.00 (or more on specified items). 

Here is a preview of some of the items in our June Auction. Bidding runs from June 6th to June 27th, with live bidding on the 27th at 1pm. For more information, see us in store. A full list of items and pictures can also be found on our Facebook page.

 

                       

Welcome to Our Store

Jun 8, 2015
Alyssa

2015 has been a big year for us. Starting in February, we began re-vamping the look of our store. With the closing of Target stores, we were able to purchase new racks and fixtures at low prices. This allowed us to completely rearrange the lay-out of our store. We moved all of our men's and ladies' regular priced clothing to the lower level of the store. We moved our Vinnie's Boutique section to the back of the store, closer to the change room. This rearrangement allowed us to expand our showroom for furniture. The new racks in the lower level are space saving and allow for more items to be displayed. Our toy area was painted in bright colours to attract parents and children. We are continuously trying to create the best shopping experience for our customers!            

                               

Welcome to Our New Website

May 20, 2015
Derek C.

 

The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Lakeshore Particular Council is a registered not-for-profit charity dedicated to serving the less fortunate in our community. We hope that with our new website we can provide you with the information that you need so that you can find help if you are in need of assistance, see how to get involved if you would like to lend a hand, find information about our store and learn about the Society.

Store info

Saint Vincent de Paul Value Store
79 King St E
Bowmanville, ON
P: 905-623-7941
Hours
Mon - Sat 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sun Closed

About Our Store

The Saint Vincent de Paul Value Store sells donated clothing, household items, toys, electronics, and furniture, the proceeds of which help fund the food bank and allow us to help families and individuals in need with rent, utilities, and other necessities. Through our store we are also able to provide a free voucher system which allows us to provide items such as furniture, clothing and new mattresses to those in need, free of charge.

Our store sells approximately 90% of donations we receive. We have an excellent recycling program which allows us to recycle clothing, linen, shoes and other items. These "unsellables" are sent overseas or are broken down into new material. Less than 10% of items received go into the landfill. We are environmentally conscious and aware, keeping thousands of tons of items, including furniture, out of landfills each and every year. Proceeds from our recycling program go to support our many projects.

We operate on a joint volunteer-paid management team. 80% of our staff are volunteers; 20% are paid management staff. Our volunteers work tirelessly sorting every item that comes into our store. Our management team helps to ensure smooth operations of the day-to-day tasks, as well, as ensuring that vouchers are filled and people in crisis situations are made top priority.

After all of our expenses are paid (including rent and utilities for our building, diesel and maintenance on our truck, salary for the management team), all 'profit' from the store is used to help those in need through our many programs.

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