For those local residents who are looking for a place to pick up or donate gently used items, such as furniture, clothing, home goods, or other items, the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store, located in the heart of Fallbrook California, can meet that need. They are a great place to turn to for support, referrals, and assistance during difficult times.
The St. Vincent de Paul thrift in San Diego and Fallbrook is always kept stocked with new items for the needy in the community. It is always bustling with customers, individuals looking to make donations, and volunteers. There are a number of reasons to visit the thrift store to purchase much-needed items for your home at discounted prices.
Some of the items available for people, regardless of their income, includes the largest amount of furniture in the region. They will almost always have beds, couches, and dressers for people at very reasonable prices, and the items will be in good shape. The center will also receive a number of electronics; however those are rarely tested first. So acquire them at your own risk. Generally, it is rare to see the same furniture still for sale a week later as items are sold quickly. St. Vincent de Paul also sells a lot of gently used clothing to people across the community. A big reason being the prices are so competitive. For example, adult clothing is usually $2 to $4, and children items can be bought for a dollar or so. The thrift store is also constantly receiving donations and replenishing its stock. Anyone can receive help from the thrift store, regardless of their income or background.
Fallbrook St. Vincent de Paul offers other forms of assistance programs, including some that may be financial. Some of the additional funds that have been donated by the community have gone to special projects, which can include winter coats for needy school children in the community, providing scholarships for seniors, donating funds to REINS, or helping a family pay for expenses associated with funeral arrangements after a tragedy.
Emergency cash assistance for housing or utilities may be offered, however it will be very limited. It is not a monthly assistance program, but more of a one-time deal when someone is faced with a crisis and is in a so called time of need. They also run a soup kitchen at the church. They are committed to assisting the people that really need the help during their times of need.
There are quite a few volunteers who come in to help the community, and more are always needed. Everything that the center sells, and any extra money that is beyond paying the rent and basic expenses goes back to the needy in the San Diego and Fallbrook community. It provides food, medications, financial support and more to low income community members.
The St. Vincent de Paul Thrift store is located at 520 S. Main Ave., and its hours are Mondays through Fridays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Saturdays, the store is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call (760) 728-7012.
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