title image


RetroFittings Redesign

For 17 years, supporters have gathered for RetroFittings, Cincinnati’s own “Project Runway,” featuring designs created from St. Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Thrift Stores. As SVDP’s signature fundraising event, RetroFittings is instrumental in annually raising nearly $200,000 in support of SVDP’s services.

*Please check back later this year for more information regarding Retrofittings 2022*

Due to safety concerns surrounding the current pandemic, the 2020 RetroFittings has been canceled; however, in the spirit of this signature event you are invited to participate in the following ways:

  1. Click here to view and bid on a premier auction item online.
    Bidding open: October 19-26
    Auction items include:

    • Cabo San Lucas Villa Vacation
    • Orlando Getaway at the Royal Palms Resort
    • Round of Golf for Three at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio, and a $150 gift certificate to Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse
    • Round of Golf for three and lunch at The Medalist Golf Club in Hobe Sound, Florida
    • Cookin’ With Gas Package, including a Broil King Baron 440 gas grill and a $250 gift certificate to Findlay Market
  2. Participate in the RetroFittings Redesign social media challenge and win prizes.
    Starting October 19th, post a thrifted outfit on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter with the hashtag #RetroFittingsRedesign, and then tag two friends to do the same. The entries that stand out the most will receive prizes, including a $50 gift certificate to the SVDP Thrift Stores.
  3. Shop at the RetroFittings Redesign “Pop-Up” Boutique.
    Join us at SVDP’s Neyer Outreach Center (1146 Bank Street, Cincinnati, OH) on either Tuesday, October 20th or Wednesday, October 21st to shop high-end items procured from SVDP’s Thrift Stores. Find your next fur, statement piece of jewelry or handbag! Boutique open only to registered guests – sign up for free today.      

4. Shop at Sak’s Fifth Avenue Cincinnati in-person or online on Thursday, October 22nd and Friday, October 23rd. A portion of your purchase (10% of net proceeds) will benefit St. Vincent de Paul. Use the code SAKSGIVES at checkout.

Even though the 2020 RetroFittings is canceled, SVDP needs your ongoing support to help ensure neighbors can access basic necessities like food, life-saving medication, and rent assistance, through its services. Many of our neighbors are facing new challenges these days, and some are seeking assistance for the first time ever.

Throughout the pandemic, SVDP has remained steadfast in its commitment to serving neighbors. You empower SVDP to continue to respond to our neighbors’ needs with help and hope. 

In place of purchasing an event ticket and attending RetroFittings this year, please consider making a gift to help support our neighbors in need this winter.

$60 Provides a Thanksgiving meal for a local family

$130 Provides the comfort and warmth of a bed for a neighbor in need

THANK YOU for your continued support of SVDP
and our neighbors in need!



Contact Renee Berlon for more information: rberlon@SVDPcincinnati.org / 513-562-8854