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About        ST. VINCENT DE PAUL

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OUR MISSION

Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.   

As a refection of the whole family of God, members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group,

and economic level.

Vincentians are united in an international society of charity in the spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic rule.

ESTABLISHED INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATION

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is an established, international organization made up of thousands of small, volunteer chapters known as “conferences“ grouped together by  nation, region, and archdiocese.

Each of these conferences follows the general “rule“ of the society but, unlike most charities, can direct their “special works“ programs to the problems facing the poor and suffering in their own community. The Vincentian vocation is the call of personal service to those in need.

INNOVATION

St. Vincent de Paul produced  concept art depicting the charity's nearing future. The team has impressive plans to enrich the lives of many through personal teachings and experiences within the departments located in the newly-constructed Community Center and the
VINNIES store.

Picture (Left): The St. Vincent de Paul Educational Program and Resource Lab

Picture (Above): VINNIES—The Tourist Attraction

 

VINNIES is a tourist attraction. People located throughout the United States visit, complimenting the charity's mission and merchandise selection. Acknowledging
St. Vincent de Paul's  wishes to innovate and further improve, VINNIES hopes to strengthen its appearance by perfecting the store layout, executing proper branding, enhancing technical components, and expanding the public's awareness of St. Vincent de Paul's mission and current involvement by using visual and verbal communication. St. Vincent de Paul also hopes to improve community access to meaningful, life-changing programs.

Picture (Above): The Beacon

Considering the current use of this room, which mostly involves leadership meetings, it is a goal to further imagine how this room can better function as a communication outlet for leaders and employees alike. This communication will improve employee awareness, involvement, and morale, ultimately impacting the success of the
St. Vincent de Paul team and store.

Picture (Above): The E-Commerce and Shipment Preparation Post

Within the E-Commerce and Shipment Preparation Post, it is a responsibility to photograph merchandise, edit photographs, ensure merchandise is safely stowed, catalog merchandise on Ebay, address customer concerns and requests, and to package and ship merchandise when sold. Understanding the functions of the E-Commerce and Shipment Preparation Post, it’s a goal to increase the speed of production, unify photography quality among multiple photographers, and keep merchandise safe.

TREASURE INSPECTED

Like a traditional store, St. Vincent de Paul has a goal to provide merchandise that is unique, personable, and budget friendly. To satisfy this goal, our team reviews each product that's donated, making sure every treasure is working, clean and viable.    

The three logos within this section are designed to be stickers, providing confidence to those supporting
St. Vincent de Paul's charity by shopping VINNIES. Stickers will be implemented soon. Treasure inspection is practiced daily.