The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) Vincent’s shop in Thomas Street, Limerick is among the award winners in the 2018 SVP national shops awards.
It won the Team of the Year award for the Mid-West region.
There are over 220 Vincent’s shops throughout Ireland.
Pictured here (attached) at the awards ceremony in Croke Park on Thursday last (28 June) are members of the Thomas Street shop team; Front, left to right John Bromwell, Mary Iqbal, Antoinette Carroll, Patricia Moore, Sonia O’Neill, Shop Manager, Noreen Murphy, Anne Marie Glynn and Conrad Ryan. Behind them are Declan Byrne, SVP Retail Regional Manager, Mid-West (left) and Dermot McGilloway, SVP National Retail Development Manager,
Vincent’s charity shops are a very important aspect of the service SVP provides. Not only do they provide people with new and lightly worn items at affordable prices, they also provide an income source for the Society, which is recycled directly back into the community.
The charity shops are managed by a small number of professionals, assisted by a large number of volunteers and by community employment trainees. The profits generated from the charity shops, some of which also supply furniture, are recycled into local Conferences around Ireland to support those in need.
Local SVP Conferences can also provide people with Vincent’s Gift Tokens for clothing and furniture, which they can use in any of the shops.
The second-hand clothes and other items donated to Vincent’s charity shops make a difference to people in need in their communities.
To find your nearest SVP shop go to www.svp.ie/shops
Call 01 8386990, or email [email protected]