The poor and low income can turn to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Society for help. The charity organization is made up of local churches and volunteers who are dedicated to supporting those who are struggling. A particular focus is on people who are considered most at risk, such as senior citizens, families with children, and the disabled. Support is also provided for the unemployed and other low income families in Bryan and Brazos County.
The main location is the region is known as the Bryan/College Station St. Vincent de Paul Society Conference. The center is part of the international Catholic lay organization. However residents of all religions, genders, ages and other backgrounds can be assisted and there is no discrimination that will occur.
Social workers and volunteers from the charity are fully dedicated to offering person-to-person assistance. The goal is to relieve the need and suffering of low income families and individuals in Brazos County. The St. charity organizations and its parishes embraces all works of charity and justice. Some aid is directly administered and other support is provided from referrals.
Several churches take part in providing assistance. They include St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Anthony's, St. Joseph's, Santa Teresa's, and St. Mary's. Working together and with the support of these local churches as well as other charities and parishes, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Society provides a variety of services and assistance programs in the communities.
The St. Vincent de Paul Family or Thrift Store is a resource in the greater Bryan/College Station Conference. It is open to anyone from the general public, regardless of their income and other factors.
The Bryan Texas based store relies on donations and volunteers. It both accepts and sells to the public items such as gently used clothing, small appliances, and household items that are in working condition. Furniture, toys for children around the holidays, and other items are offered as well to those who need help. The thrift store can be reached at 823-4369.
Maybe the main objective of the location is to make household items and clothing available to low income and working poor families at a reduced price/affordable prices. If your income is low enough or you are facing a crisis, then St. Vincent or the church may pass out free clothing vouchers to be redeemed at the Store. If you are the type of person that loves bargain hunting and activities such as garage sales, you will be able to find collectibles or treasures in the inventory, including jewelry, vintage clothing, furniture, books, and more. Anything that is sold at the store will be used to pay for the various financial assistance programs.
Volunteers are always needed for almost any program that is offered. They can be assigned to partner with caseworkers to visit with people in their homes to assess their situation and needs. Volunteers are needed to work in the thrift store as well to pack, sort, and hang goods too. They can also pick up items to be delivered as well.
The main St. Vincent de Paul location in the county is at 300 N. Main St., Bryan, Texas 77803. Call (979) 823-4369.
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