St. Vincent De Paul Opens New Milford Thrift Store
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is holding a grand opening and blessing for its new thrift store at 815 Main Street in Milford, Ohio, on Monday, Nov. 12 at 8:00 a.m. All members of the media are welcome to attend.
St. Vincent de Paul acquired what was the former site of a Family Dollar store and Little Caesars Pizza earlier this year, and converted the space into a new thrift store. The new 12,500-square-foot facility is more than twice the size of the old Milford thrift store, which sits next door and is being converted into a furniture-only thrift store.
“Our interest in expanding into the larger site was done out of the interest and needs of our neighbors in the community,” says St. Vincent de Paul Executive Director Mike Dunn. “We want to be able to provide them with whatever we can to meet their needs. This new site is not only more open, it is bigger, offers a better selection and shopping experience, and it will allow us to do so much good for our neighbors in need.”
The store officially opened its doors in mid-August, and the volume of business has greatly exceeded what the former store typically did. That includes providing service to the number of families who are living below the poverty line and are utilizing St. Vincent de Paul-provided vouchers to make their purchases.
St. Vincent de Paul has seven thrift stores around Cincinnati, and provides nearly $800,000 in vouchers each year for the purchase of clothing, household goods and furniture to our neighbors in need.