We have a wonderful resource here in Cheyenne that not only allows us to pass along slightly used items for the benefit of others, but also that uses the proceeds of those items to serve the homeless and poor.
St. Vincent De Paul is a non-profit organization that provides clean, desirable, donated items for sale to the public. Proceeds from sales are passed along each year to help provide meals to the homeless at the Cathedral as well as necessary supplies for the food pantry at St. Joseph’s Catholic church on the south side of Cheyenne. The poor and homeless are also helped directly with needed items at the store.
I am very impressed with how neat and well organized the workers and volunteers keep the store. They have a good selection of clothing items for men and women and children, including a fairly large selection of wedding and first communion dresses! My favorite was the good selection of slightly used Tonka trucks for those hard to buy for people in your family.
There are books, dining room sets and lots of kitchen items, such as dishes, china, cups, mugs, pots and pans. There are beds, lamps, small appliances, jewelry, holiday items, tools, furniture, albums, CD’s and DVD’s. Of course, the prices are very good!
I received a nice tour of the store from our manager, Diane Pindara. Along with the assistant manager, Daisha McKay, there were several volunteers on hand cleaning and organizing new contributions, and several customers were busy shopping.
The store is located at 2112 Snyder Avenue, Cheyenne. Phone number 307-432-0253. The store hours are Monday – Saturday 10 – 5. Donations can be dropped of Tuesday – Friday from 11 – 4. Of course, they will gladly take cash donations as well! If not donating items or shopping, I’m sure they would be glad if you just stopped by to say “Hello!”