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.
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.
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!
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.