top of page
St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store-Kalamazoo
The Mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul


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 Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.

As a reflection 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 by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule.

Organized locally, Vincentians witness God's love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.

Frederic Ozanam
Frédéric Ozanam, Founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
With cold weather on the way we are in most need of the following items:
  • Men's and Women's Coats
  • Warm Winter Socks
  • Boots and Athletic Shoes
  • Gloves and Hats
  • Men's Jeans
  • Backpacks
  • Women's Underwear
  • Men's Boxer Briefs
  • Hygiene items (lip balm, deodorant, disposable razors)
We are located at
513 Eleanor Street
Kalamazoo, MI 49007

Store Hours:
Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Phone: 269-388-4544

Annual Appeal

The St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store is holding its 4th annual appeal from October 1, 2022 through December 31, 2022.  The appeal provides about 35% of our total revenue for the year.  Our goal is to raise $31,000.

Last year we were able to help 378 individuals with emergency financial assistance to pay rent and avoid evictions.  We helped pay utility bills to avoid shut off of their utilities, and we provided financial help in paying funeral expenses for deceased family members.

If you are able to help us this year, please send a check to:

St. Vincent DePaul Thrift Store

513 Eleanor Street

Kalamazoo, MI  49007

Thank you for your consideration.

bottom of page