By Mike McClanahan, Council of Phoenix, AZ
Redeeming vouchers at SVdP stores is an important way that stores support Vincentians in their vocation of helping those in need, and every Council has different ways of doing this. Here’s one way they do it in Phoenix.
“Bringing Hope Home” helps homeless families that get a new place to live with furnishings. Donors sponsor these families, and those funds are used to purchase an SVdP care cards. The care cards are then given to the families, and they shop the Phoenix stores to buy what they need and want. The transportation team will then pick up the items selected by the families and deliver those to their homes.
Please see this flyer for more on the “Bringing Hope Home” program in Phoenix, AZ.
Please contact your local National Store’s Committee representative for examples of successful centralized processing retail operations. More detailed information and tours can be arranged.
Connect with a Region Rep to learn more about what they are doing in your area – list of committee members can be found under the Resources drop down at https://www.svdpusa-thriftstore.org/.