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Society of St. Vincent dePaul (SVdP) Thrift Store to reopen next weekend

The Society of St. Vincent dePaul (SVdP) Thrift Store will re-open Saturday, July 11, after closing in early March because of the COVID-19 risks. Clothing and shoes will be sold for $1 each.

Many protective measures are still necessary, according to guidelines provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and have been put in place at the 424 E. Jackson St. store in Shelbyville, said Jim Carrier, president of SVdP Society Shelby County. Store hours will be 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.

Here’s what visitors need to know:

• Five to six adult shoppers (18 years of age and older) will be allowed inside at a time. No one younger. Others may need to wait outside for a turn to enter.

• Masks are required to enter the store and to remain inside the store. A mask will be provided to those who do not have one.

• Customers are asked to be considerate of others and maintain a distance of six feet from other shoppers and from store volunteers.

• Hand sanitizer will be provided. There will also be a hand washing station in the furniture room.

• The fitting room will be closed.

• Surfaces will be disinfected throughout the hours of operation as suggested in guidelines by local ordinances and the Centers for Disease Control. The focus of SVdP Society’s membership continues to be on the health, safety, and well being of its guests, volunteers, and community.

Donations will be accepted at the Society’s warehouse, 628 Hodell St., by appointment after July 11. Call 317-395-7027, leave a message, and provide a phone number so the call may be returned. The normal warehouse schedule – open to the public the first Saturdays of each month, 9-11 a.m. – will tentatively resume on August 1.

All profits generated by the store and accepted from donations are used to assist Shelby County residents with tangible assistance on a person-to-person basis. The aid may involve intervention, consultation, and oftentimes include direct dollar and in-kind service. SVdP Society Shelby County is a not-for-profit organization established in March 2018 as part of a larger international Society of St. Vincent dePaul.

The local Society welcomes new volunteers. Additional information is posted on social media through the Society of St. Vincent dePaul Shelby IN Facebook page, the website, or by email to or telephone, 317-395-7027.

“We are committed to serving all of you even in the midst of these new challenges,” said Carrier. “We are grateful for your continued support.”