The new year is here and St. Vincent de Paul will be taking great strides to enhance the community it serves in 2018. St. Vincent de Paul is pleased to announce the opening of a new thrift store in the city of Brentwood this February. The SVdP Brentwood Help & Hope Thrift Center will be located at 8890 Brentwood Boulevard next to ACE Hardware. The hours of operation will be 10am to 6pm, 7 days a week. Staff members and volunteers are making final adjustments in preparation for the store’s grand opening scheduled for Presidents’ Day weekend. Festivities will kick off on Friday, February 16, 2018 with a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the grand opening. Hot coffee – generously donated by Starbucks at Garin Ranch – and light fare will be served. Oscar Perez, the new Store Coordinator is looking forward to a strong turn-out for the opening. “We are excited to be coming to Brentwood where we can better serve the needs of East County residents.” Keiyanna Coldcleugh, the new Store Manager is ecstatic about the opportunity to serve Brentwood and the surrounding cities. When asked what excites her the most about leading the new thrift store she replied, “It’s a new way of me helping my community thrive and be great.”
The store is graciously accepting donations after January 22, 2018. Gently used items such as clothing, jewelry, furniture, housewares, wall hangings, and appliances are greatly appreciated. St. Vincent de Paul will even accept your old automobile whether it’s working or not. All donations are tax deductible. SVdP is also looking to fill paid or volunteers positions to help with store operations. Thrift store assistants are needed to provide general help with merchandising. Thrift store sorters are needed to provide assistance with receiving, sorting, and organizing donated clothing and household goods. Volunteer management assistance is also needed to assist the store manager in improving store operations, increasing sales, and enhancing displays. If you are interested in donating, applying, or volunteering, please call us at 925-439-5060.