The St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store, a project of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Diocesan Council of Houma-Thibodaux, opened in September, 1963, to serve the needy, regardless of race or religion, and to provide a place where people can shop economically to provide for their own needs and retain their personal dignity. Our SVDP Thrift Store also offers unique, often collectible, one-of-a-kind and do-it yourself items.
SVDP Thrift Store is funded from donations such as clothing, furniture, appliances, miscellaneous items and sometimes monetary donations from individuals, organizations and businesses. All donations in useable condition are appreciated. Everyone is welcome to shop at the thrift store. Income from the re-sale of these items is used for St. Vincent casework.
Our store is governed by a volunteer board of directors. Members from each SVDP Conference serve on the board: Annunziata, Maria Immacolata, St. Bernadette, St. Bridget, St. Francis de Sales Cathedral of Houma and Our Lady of the Rosary in Larose are currently the only six parishes that currently support a St. Vincent de Paul Conference in the diocese, which greatly limits our ability to serve the needy.
According to the St. Vincent de Paul Rule, anyone needing financial aid are visited by members of their parish St. Vincent de Paul Conference. Home visits are discreet. Vincentians volunteer to help others. Where there is no St. Vincent de Paul Conference, we must rely on churches and other service groups to provide valid information about cases to aid the needy.
SVDP Thrift Store is located at 107 Point Street, two blocks down from the post office, at corner of Lafayette and Point Street across from Allie's Spa building. Store entrance is on Point Street.