It is a good thing to induce others to excercise charity.

To do so is to practice all virtues at once.

"St. Vincent de Paul

 

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Welcome to St. Vincent's homepage

The St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) is an international christian voluntary organisation dedicated to tackling poverty and disadvantage by providing practical assistance to anyone in need. Active in England and Wales since 1844, it continues to address social and material need in all its many forms.

Here in the North-west, we also operate a group of high street community based charity shops providing clothing, furniture and bric-a-brac to the public at reasonable prices.

If you think we can help each other, whether you are considering becoming a funder or a volunteer or you would simply like to make a donation of goods or money click the tabs below for more information.

Getting Assistance

If you need assistance or a visit by one of our members, please refer to the contact points below.

For furniture requirements, telephone: 0161 832 0259 - ask for John Tierney.

For other requests including practical support and shop enquiries, telephone Mike Clark on 0161 832 0259.

Donating

What can you donate?
We accept items of all shapes and sizes that are in serviceable condition and which can be used again. The main types of goods we accept include:
  Clothing & shoes Books Records & tapes
  Videos, CDs & DVDs Mirrors & pictures Electrical goods
  Furniture Toys Glassware
  Ornaments Pottery Assorted bric-a-brac

How to donate
Simply bring your donations to one of our community shops and we shall be happy to accept them. Should you wish to donate large quantities of goods, please let us have a few days warning so that we can make arrangements to accommodate everything. To contact your nearest community shop, visit the "Shops" section by clicking here.

Furniture & larger items
Should you wish to donate furniture or other large items, please contact our Furniture Store and we shall arrange for the goods to be collected at a mutually agreed time. Please note: we cannot collect small items and bric-a-brac.

Buying goods

If you'd like to purchase goods for your home please visit one of our Community Shops. We stock a widerange of goods including: clothing & shoes, books, records & tapes, videos, CDs & DVDs, mirrors &pictures, electrical goods, furniture, toys, glassware, ornaments, pottery and assorted bric-a-brac.

Shop Locations
Our shops are located in Blackley and Northenden in Manchester and Wallasey and Birkenhead on The Wirrall. To find the nearest shop to you, click here to visit the shops page.

Our Promise
All our shops are staffed by volunteers and all profits made from them are returned to the St. Vincent's Charity to support our free of charge community work.

Volunteering

With the exception of a small, paid Management Team, all our operations are carried out by volunteers. We are always on the look-out for new volunteers and would welcome anyone who has a few hours per week to spare and is keen to become involved in a worthwhile cause.

Who volunteers?
People from all walks of life have joined our teams working in both our Community Shops and Furniture Store. They range from students to retired people, part-time employees and volunteers from overseas.

How to volunteer
If you feel you would like to become involved in charity work with St. Vincent's, please contact us at the address below.

Volunteer Applications
St. Vincent's
Sudell Street
Manchester

Tel: 0161-832 0259
Email: volunteers@svpnorthwest.co.uk

Helping with funding

We are always in need of funding to enable our projects to maintain a high standard in order to serve those we seek to help.

If you would like to make a donation to St. Vincent's Furniture Store (Manchester) or any of its associated projects, please contact us:

Funding Offers
St. Vincent's
Sudell Street
Manchester

Tel: 0161-832 0259
Email: funding@svpnorthwest.co.uk