Society of St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store Mission Statement

St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Stores throughout the United States are mutually formed in an association of lay employees and volunteers dedicated to serving our needy sisters and brothers. All who come to our Stores are welcomed with dignity and respect. Our hope is they leave as friends and return to shop with us again. Those who cannot afford the clothing, furniture and other household items are provided them through a Vincentian referral system.

Customers, employees and volunteers are treated equally without regard to race, color, creed, age, gender or national origin. All, including the disadvantaged, handicapped and persons with special needs, are employed so that we may all benefit from the talents and abilities of everyone seeking employment.

Serving Christ’s needy is the primary goal of all St. Vincent DePaul Stores. In this ministry, we pledge to use sound business practices. Surplus funds will be dedicated to the support of the Parish Conferences and charitable causes of the Society approved by our Councils and Boards of Directors.

“You are the servant of the poor….They are your Masters, and the more difficult they will be, the more unjust and insulting, the more love you must give them. It is your love alone that the poor will forgive you the bread you will give them.”

St. Vincent de Paul, 1581-1660

Thrift Store Committee

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Thrift Store Committee is dedicated to helping our Thrift Store personnel, both paid and unpaid, to develop and maintain successful thrift stores to support the Society’s mission most effectively.  National Council staff member Jeffrey Beamguard  supports the store committee.

Jeffrey Beamguard

Store Support Director
National Council

James Conley

Store Support Manager
National Council

SVdP Thrift Store Committee Regional Representatives

Feel free to contact the representative from your area with questions or concerns.

Ed Markiewicz

MidAtlantic Region

District Council of Greensburg

Bryan Engle

MidAtlantic Region

Diocesan Council of Pittsburgh

John Thelen

Mideast Region

Diocesan Council of Lansing

John Walters

Midwest Region

Archdiocesan Council
of Saint Louis

Brooke Trick

North Central Region

Sr. Director of Retail Operations District Council of Madison

Paul Ihlenfeldt

North Central Region

Director of Operations
Diocese of Green Bay

Lori Malcom

Northeast Region

Archdiocesan Council of Boston

Rick Bologna

South Central Region

Stores Director
Diocesan Council of Austin

Brittney Kirby

Southeast Region

Senior Thrift Manager
Archdiocesan Council of Georgia

Mike McClanahan

Mountain Region

Diocesan Council of Phoenix

Viktoriya Kotyash

West Region

Diocese of Sacramento

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