On Monday, May 4, our stores opened to accept donations Monday-Friday from 10a-4p. You may have noticed some changes:
1. Our employees have personal protective equipment including masks, face shields and gloves
2. We practice social distancing (6 feet please)
3. We ask that your donations be in a bag or box (no loose items)
4. If you are donating larger pieces of furniture, please call in advance to make sure that the store can accommodate with the appropriate staff
5. Your donations will be quarantined for 48 hours BEFORE they are touched by our staff members or another customer.
On Monday, May 18, our stores will reopen at their normal business hours. Some things to be aware of:
1. Do not shop if you are experiencing symptoms like coughing, shortness of breath or fever over 100.4
2. You must have a face mask to enter the store.
3. Our staff wears gloves when touching donated items, you should consider that too.
4. Our staff will be cleaning and sanitizing frequently. Most importantly, the high touch areas.
5. Our dressing rooms and restrooms will be closed.
6. Arrows have been placed on the floor to keep the flow of traffic moving in a singular direction.
7. Though we have taken the above precautions, we recommend that you clean your purchases when you get home.
St. Vincent de Paul – Pittsburgh was in the news over the weekend.
Thank you Mayor Shawn Reed, State Representative Anita Astorino Kulik, Waste Management and other volunteers for cleaning up our St. Vincent de Paul Coraopolis store lot! Watch the video.
Plus, our Marketing Director talks to Elista on 100.7 about holding on to your donations until we can safely collect them. (audio link)
Per Governor Tom Wolf’s “Stay at Home” orders in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, our St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores will remain closed until at least April 30.
If you have donations to make, please hold on to those donations until we can safely staff our stores (and service our donation bins). Unfortunately, the donations left outside of our donation bins and stores have most likely been exposed to the weather and are now unusable. Our Coraopolis store may open later due to the high rate of donations dumped outside the doors (see video) and the money used to clean up the area is money that could be used to assist our neighbors in need.
If you would like to make a monetary donation, you can do so on this site. We know that the number of local Pittsburgh residents (and surrounding counties) in need will rise as a result of this pandemic and your assistance is needed. Please donate if you can.
Stay Safe. Stay Healthy.
In an effort to protect staff, volunteers, and the public from the spread of the coronavirus, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Council of Pittsburgh has decided to keep its Allegheny County area stores closed today and for at least one week.
We will continue to service our roughly 100 clothing donation bins in Allegheny, Beaver, Butler, Lawrence, Greene, and Washington counties.
Our stores may be closed, but the needs of our community does not cease. Please consider making monetary donations during this time to help our neighbors in need.
Visit www.donatepittsburgh.org to donate