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Retail Conference Connection – July 2019

Retail Conference Connection – July 2019 320 240 St. Vincent de Paul Detroit

It was a busy week for the retail team as we kicked off our first Kaizen event at the Dixie Highway store. The group had a great challenge on our hands as we were aiming to completely clean out our production room and reset our process.

I couldn’t be more proud of the Kaizen team we had in place. Not only did everyone jump right in and get their hands dirty, they had great attitudes and helped to develop a system that will make production easier for the team.

I want to give a special shout out to Jenn Butler for her preparation before the event and her constant “can do attitude” with her entire team during the event. I also want to thank all the store managers for all their hard work and dedication throughout the week. We could not have been successful without each and every one of you. Lastly, a special thanks to the leadership team for attending the event and supporting us in our efforts.

I think we were all able to “see the possible” when a team like this comes together and works towards a common goal!

 

Retail Conference Connection – June 2019

Retail Conference Connection – June 2019 1000 1000 St. Vincent de Paul Detroit

Hello, my name is Megan Witty. I am a retail professional with over a decade of experience predominantly in thrift store operations.

I was once asked how I choose the thrift industry; my response was it chose me. I started my career at Goodwill in Eugene, Oregon as a store supervisor. I worked my way up to store manager, and then continued my career in Eugene ending as the Store Director of 10 retail locations.

I was then recruited to Goodwill Industries Internationals office where I was able to consult across the Goodwill movement to improve the brand image. I finished my career with Goodwill in Arizona where I went back to day to day store operations, supervising 10 stores producing over 28 million dollars in revenue annually.

It was at that point that I was convinced to move from Phoenix to Michigan by a very charismatic, handsome man. I am happy to announce that we also just got engaged! I have been in Michigan for four years now. We spend the majority of our time attending various sports functions for Jeremy’s three children. The twins, Jace and Kalen just turned 14 and are about to be headed into their first year of high school. Both are natural athletes and involved in every single sport on the planet it seems! Landon, Jeremy’s youngest son is 12. His travel soccer team was just named fourth in his league for the state of Michigan. The semifinals are this weekend, so needless to say we are very excited to see how they do.

I know the deep rooted connections all of the conferences have with the retail stores, and let me be the first to say THANK YOU for all your dedication, support, and hard work supporting our efforts to help our neighbors in need. I am committed to having clean, organized, well stocked, and profitable retail locations that can display all the beautiful donations you help gather each year. I am also committed to ensuring all of our staff understands the work you do each and every day. Rest assured you will see the retail folks at many more mission related events soon.

I am beyond excited to embark on this new adventure with St. Vincent de Paul and look forward to building strong, lasting relationships with each and every one of you. Please feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns you may have.

In health and happiness,
Megan

St. Patrick’s Day Shopping Spree Contest!

St. Patrick’s Day Shopping Spree Contest! 150 150 St. Vincent de Paul Detroit

Re-Grand Opening of Westland St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store

Re-Grand Opening of Westland St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store 150 150 St. Vincent de Paul Detroit

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Join us on May 21st for the Re-Grand Opening of the St. Vincent de Paul Westland Store, located at 6613 N. Wayne Road in Westland, between Ford and Warren.  From 9am to 8pm, celebrate with us and enjoy special discounts, food, family fun and more!

11 am ribbon cutting ceremony with Westland Mayor Bill Wild.

Do some spring cleaning and donate furniture, any household good, or clothing to St. Vincent de Paul’s new Westland store and receive an additional discount on your purchases. Don’t forget, when you shop at a St. Vincent  de Paul Thrift store your purchases support our mission to help those in need!

Spring Cleaning Sale!

Spring Cleaning Sale! 150 150 St. Vincent de Paul Detroit

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Looking to do some spring cleaning this weekend? St. Vincent de Paul Detroit is holding our Spring Cleaning Sale this Saturday and Sunday April 5th and 6th! Donate your gently used clothing, furniture, household items, etc. and we will give you a 20% off coupon to use at our store!

What a great motivator to help our neighbors in needs and get something in return! Your donations of clothing, furniture and household items help us fund the many programs we offer to those in need.

So spend some time on those packed closets, basements, and garages and bring your donations to one of our conveniently located stores listed here!

Thank you for taking the time to help your neighbors in need!

 

 

Thank to the St Lawrence and St. Blaze Youth Group!

Thank to the St Lawrence and St. Blaze Youth Group! 150 150 St. Vincent de Paul Detroit

SVdP would like to thank the St Lawrence and St. Blaze Youth Group for all the help at our Utica store! You are the best!

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2012 Annual Report

2012 Annual Report 150 150 St. Vincent de Paul Detroit

SVdP Detroit would like to share some of the good works we were able to provide through the generous donations of the community, and the hard work of our Vincentians. Please take a few minutes to look through our Annual Report for 2012.

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Donations Wanted

Donations Wanted 150 150 St. Vincent de Paul Detroit

The top 5 donations needed at SVdP Thrift Store:

-Gently Used Furniture
-Small Appliances Household
-Men’s Clothing
-Women’s Designer Apparel
-Electronics

To make a donation and help your neighbor, call 1-877-ST VINCE