Your spring cleaning can benefit the needy

News April 4, 2013 0 Comments

One man’s trash is another man’s treasures. Now is the time to collect your unwanted clothing and treasures to donate them to the needy in and around Philadelphia. Our Mother of Consolation (OMC) Church Society of St. Vincent de Paul is sponsoring a Clothing & Household Item Collection on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14 from 9 a.m. To 2 p.m.

Collections will be accepted in the church parking lot at 9 East Chestnut Hill Avenue (the corner of Norwood and East Chestnut Hill Avenues) in the Chestnut Hill section of Philadelphia.

The St. Vincent de Paul Society is an international, nonprofit charitable organization of lay Catholics serving those with material, emotional, and spiritual needs – regardless of ethnic or religious affiliation. Modeling St. Vincent de Paul’s compassion for the suffering of others, the society was founded in 1833 dedicated to the mission of bringing concrete aid and the comfort of the Gospel to the needy and suffering.

The society still serves the poor and needy throughout Philadelphia but no longer runs multiple thrift stores throughout the city. These stores closed earlier this year therefore, all items collected at this Clothing & Household Items drive will be sent to the Holy Redeemer Thrift Store in Hatboro.

This store also offers people of low income an opportunity to get clothing and household items. Any profits from the stores benefit Holy Redeemer Women’s and Children’s Services, provide funding for Drueding Center, a transitional housing facility for homeless women and children and the Holy Redeemer Maternity Center.

Please help support the Holy Redeemer Thrift Story by bringing your gently used women’s, men’s and children’s clothing neatly folded in bags or hanger and shoes bound together. All household items must be in good, functional condition. All donations are tax deductible and receipts will be provided.

For more information on the Clothing Collection or the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, please contact OMC at 215-247-0430.

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