At St. Vincent Store
In Anticipation of our Friends of the Poor Walk on Saturday, September 28th…
The walk starts at the store at 11:00 am (registration at 10:00) with with a blessing from our Bishop Andrew E. Bellisario, of the Catholic Diocese of Juneau, who will walk with us, along with Juneau Radio Personality Angel Montgomery. We be walking to St. Vincent de Paul’s Community Center, located in our main facility on Teal Street (location of the old thrift store) for lunch, before walking back (about a mile on the short route). There is no registration fee to join the walk or for lunch, but donations are always appreciated. Of course, the proceeds from the walk directly support our aid programs for the poor, those in need and homeless – as do the revenues from the store.
Registration, sponsorship, donation, forms and other information can be found at the St. Vincent Store, here, and on the Friends of the Poor national website. I hope you can join us. There are also volunteer opportunities (at the store and the community center) for the event (and keeping the store operating during the event – we are still taking donations during registration!). If you are interested, please email me and I will get you in contact with the appropriate person.
…we are Celebrating with a Storewide 30% Off Sale!
Well, any excuse for a sale. However, as any of you who have braved donations either here or at Salvation Army in the month of August and September (which I understand is a seasonal thing here), instead of getting our usual 50 to 60 donors in our extremely narrow donation times of just two one-hour windows (Wednesdays and Saturdays, 10 to 11 am), we have been getting over 100 donors! Which means, the donations / sorting room has been stuffed, (and volunteers and staff have been barely able to clear it between donation times) and now the sales floor is overloaded with a great selection of items. So, time for an inventory reduction sale. As, always, since everything is a one-of-kind item, come early during the sale for the best selection!.
And starting next week, we will have registration for Juneau Radio Center’s Trip to Las Vegas contest, St. Vincent Store gift card giveaways for the Saturday of the walk, and other event-related promotions. Stay tuned!
If you are not sure how our tag sales work, you can check out my explanation here. All items in the store with blue tags (meaning they have been on the racks for at least two months) are 75% off, and all items with yellow tag are 50% (meaning they have been on the racks for at least one month) are 50%. Pink tagged times are priced as marked, or according to the price charts around the store, as they have just come in from donations in the last month.
There is Always a Sale at St. Vincent Store
Everywhere you look in the St. Vincent Store you will something on sale right now . Don’t miss out! If you have not visited yet, this is a great time to come and see what all the talk is about. When you head-out shopping, stop by us first to see if you have what you are looking for – at a fraction of the price! And your purchases go back to your community, as we use proceeds from the store to provide monetary assistance, food, clothing, housing, and services to people in need in Juneau.
Every Saturday (and Sometimes During the Week)
Every Saturday we have free fresh-popped (in coconut oil like the movie theaters) popcorn and lemonade! Bring the whole family.
Guest Service Guiding Principles
We completed our initial training to meet our new Guest Service Guiding Principles. You can help us by letting us know how we are doing. Both positive and not-so positive feedback will be appreciated. Send comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
As part of our new Guest Service program you will find comment and suggestion cards on the front of store display case. We would love to hear from you. Of course, you can also email your comments and suggestions to me at email@example.com.
We are a Founder and a Proud Member of the Juneau Resale Association
Did you know that there are eleven resellers of second-hand merchandise in Juneau with physical stores (our criteria for membership)? I didn’t either. They include:Mommy-N-Me, Second Wind Sports, The Rose Aube Bay, The Amazing Book Store (Friends of the Library), Alaskan Dames and Downtown Dames, Tot 2 Teen, Nana’s Attic, Urban Eskimo, Salvation Army and us. See our webpage at juneauresale.org.