Donations

Day after day, month after month, we receive donations of food, clothing, and household items through the doors of our Stapleton Road facility.  Cash donations are also very welcome, and we do our best to stretch every dollar. In 2016, we received $372,376 in cash, and were able to provide over $1,960,000 in assistance to our clients. We also receive funding from the federal government for rent assistance, and the Clark County Food Bank provides food at greatly reduced prices. 

We keep our overhead expenses to a minimum thanks to the dozens of volunteers who visit those requesting rent assistance, pick up food, sort clothing, answer the telephones, stock the shelves and clothing racks, and greet clients who come to our facility.

We do not operate a thrift store.  All donations are distributed to our clients at no charge.

Due to space limitations, we can accept only: 

  • Food (unopened packages, within the "sell by" period)

  • Clothing (new or gently used, clean items)

  • Small household items (dishes, kitchen utensils, towels, sheets, etc) 

  • Hygiene supplies (laundry detergent, paper products, toothpaste, shampoo, etc.)

  • And, of course, cash.

Items we cannot accept:

  • Athletic equipment

  • Auto parts

  • Baby equipment (cribs, car seats, play pens, swings, etc)

  • Durable medical equipment, including walkers, crutches, canes, wheel chairs, shower chairs, or any equipment ordered by a physician

  • Electrical and plumbing fixtures (ceiling lights, fans, sinks, anything requiring installation)

  • Exercise equipment

  • Furniture of any size, including beds

  • Garden equipment

  • Large appliances (washers, dryers, stoves, refrigerators, freezers)

  • Office furniture

  • Patio furniture or accessories

Should you have any questions concerning donations,
please call our office at 360-694-5388.

Thank you for your generous support of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

 

 

 

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