Charity shines in difficult times. Please support St. Vincent's with your online donations. Pray for us and know that we pray for you who partner with St. Vincent's to assist those in need.

                                                                 

                                         THE SEVEN CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY                                                                                               

      To Feed the Hungry A Drink for the Thirsty To Cloth the Naked         To Bury the Dead           To Shelter the Homeless To Care for the Sick To Visit the Imprisoned

 

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul Bremerton, WA

Effective June 1, 2020​​​​​​     

Our Thrift Store will be open with a reduced schedule; Mon-Fri 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (9-10 seniors only) with limited capacity and social distancing.

Donation drop-off will also be open June 1, 2020 on a reduced schedule Mon-Fri 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.

The Annex will open on June 2, 2020, with a reduced schedule; Mon-Fri 9:00 am to 4:30 pm (9-10 for seniors only) with limited capacity and social distancing.

We have done a deep-cleaning of the entire store and have a new look! Please come join us for our re-opening sale with 50% off all clothing, 25% off all other merchandise and free popcorn. We look forward to seeing you!!

     Our foodbank was featured in an article from West Sound Home and Garden. We appreciate your support!

 

 

  

 

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A Reflection from our President, Lin Krell

What now and what next?

During the COVID-19 pandemic experience, this has been an ever-present question in our personal lives and within all organizations. Our SVDP Conference is no different. We have, at times, been challenged and stretched in ways never anticipated. From the beginning, Vincentian service has been framed by serving the poor, often in situations where there were dangerous and widespread health problems. But, as Vincentians, we draw from this heritage with strong confidence and trust in God’s providence.

St. Vincent de Paul once advised a group of Vincentians, to “Do the good that presents itself to be done.” St. Vincent always took his cues from the events around him. He never intended to form any group, any religious community. Any group founded by St. Vincent had its origins in the events that need the attention of dedicated individuals.

One such group, The Ladies of Charity were founded in Chatillion, France in 1617 to meet the needs they themselves had discovered. Poor people in the small village were dying for lack of food and care. The ladies had discovered the good that presented itself to be done. The Ladies of Charity are now the largest women’s group in the church. They are international and serve in 49 countries

Two hundred years later, a group of college students in Paris were ridiculed for talking about their faith, but doing nothing. One of these students, Frederic Ozanam, would then say, “We must go to the Poor.” From 1833 to this day, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul has responded to the good that presents itself to be done: in home visits, shelters, food pantries, and thrift stores. Often you do not know until you encounter a neighbor in need what good will present itself to be done.

As our SVDP Conference reopens services, we are committed to responding to the events around us, counting on God’s grace and power to accomplish His will. Let me close with the words of St. Vincent:

“Indeed, the great secret of the spiritual life is to abandon all that we love to Him by abandoning ourselves to Divine Providence with perfect confidence that everything will turn out for the best.”

In service,
Lin Krell
President, St. Vincent de Paul


A Message from the Executive Director

During this crisis we have remained engaged in supporting the needs of our precious community through the mission of St. Vincent de Paul. We adapted right away to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 at our location by converting our Assistance Office into a drive-through social distancing experience. From the beginning of the shelter-in-place mandate until now we have served 1314 households, providing over 81,000 lbs of food to 3275 Kitsap County residents! During this critical time the Birkenfeld-Stella Maris House women's shelter provided 24/7 shelter to 20 households and provided a total of 478 bed-nights to these women and children. We provided 153 Easter dinners to families in need so they could experience the best Easter possible in these circumstances. We have been steadfast in providing our usual services such as clothes, shoes, blankets, bus tokens, and diapers to those in need.

Community and teamwork is very important to us. We joined with several local organizations such as Kitsap Mental Health, Kitsap Connect, the Salvation Army, and other individual volunteers to set up door-step delivery for families who were in isolation or quarantine. Yes, by partnering with these incredible organizations, we were able to bring food right to their door.

Volunteerism is at the core of our operations here at St. Vincent de Paul. We want to thank the many brave volunteers who served so selflessly during this time. Over 40 courageous people volunteered a collective 253.5 hrs preparing, disseminating, and delivering food, clothing, diapers, and other goods to those who were, or became, marginalized during this crisis.

For those excited to return to shop at our Thrift Store, stay tuned for updates as we progressively re-open utilizing a phased approach in step with the guidelines outlined by State and local leaders.

Joseph Crain
Executive Director
St. Vincent de Paul Bremerton


DONATIONS NEEDED

Although St. Vincent's in Bremerton has needed to modify it's operations to comply with safe hygiene practices during the Corona Virus outbreak, we still have the ability to provide assistance through our Conference Office and Women's Shelter. Many in our community are seeking assistance for their basic needs and are hopeful that St. Vincent's will be able to help them during this very difficult time. Please consider donating through this website and with your prayers we will be able to continue our mission of serving those in (great) need. 

Please pray for our volunteers and employees who are continuing the work to provide for those we serve in our community. And of course, pray for those who are in need. May this be a time of spiritual discernment when people turn to the Lord and give their lives to Him.


 

 Starting in February 2020

All Active Duty or Retired Military will receive a 20% discount at our

Thrift Store & Furniture Annex

Monday through Saturday as a Special Thank You for your Service.

Must show ID. 

This offer will resume when the Thrift Store Re-opens


 

 SVdP Thrift Store - See Us on FACEBOOK

 


                       A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO                                                         EAST BREMERTON ROTARY CLUB                                              FOR THEIR FINANCIAL SUPPORT OF THE                        BIRKENFELD STELLA-MARIS WOMEN'S SHELTER


A Short Video on the Work of St. Vincent's 

 


   

CLICK HERE for more information from the SVdP National Website


 

 

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Cash donations can be made here. Thank you.

If you prefer, you may specify where you would like your donation to go when filling out the dontation form. please specify in the note area: Conference General Fund, Assistance Office, Women's Shelter, Thrift Store or for specific needs (rental, utility, funeral expenses, etc.) Thank You!


Assistance Office

Thrift Store

Stella Maris Shelter

Friends of Stella Maris


 Birkenfeld - Stella Maris    Women's Shelter

  Current Needs

The Birkenfeld-Stella Maris needs “Celebrity Cooks”. If you have time to spare and would like to serve by preparing a meal for our women and children please contact Chellie at (360) 373-4505. Contact the Housing Solutions Center at (360) 473-2035 for more info about bed availability.


Thrift Store Donations   Click here to see Current Donation Information


Thrift Store

Current Needs

The Thrift Store needs volunteers ASAP! Click here to see our monthly calendar and available Volunteer positions, or call the Thrift Store and talk to Melinda or Debra at (360) 377-2929, extension #3. Volunteering is a great way to “Help Us Help Others”.

Jun 2

Annex & Main Store Senior Day - 25% Off

All Day

Annex & Main Store Senior Day - 25% Off
Time: All Day
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - 1117 N Callow Ave Bremerton WA 98312
  25% OFF -MUST SHOW ID Born on or before today's date in 1957 - Does not include Sale Items
Jun 4

25% OFF Annex & Main Store 4pm-6pm

Thursday, 4:00 PM

25% OFF Annex & Main Store 4pm-6pm
Time: Thursday, 4:00 PM
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - 1117 N Callow Ave Bremerton WA 98312
  No Description Available
Jun 9

Annex & Main Store Senior Day - 25% Off

All Day

Annex & Main Store Senior Day - 25% Off
Time: All Day
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - 1117 N Callow Ave Bremerton WA 98312
  25% OFF -MUST SHOW ID Born on or before today's date in 1957 - Does not include Sale Items
Jun 11

25% OFF Annex & Main Store 4pm-6pm

Thursday, 4:00 PM

25% OFF Annex & Main Store 4pm-6pm
Time: Thursday, 4:00 PM
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - 1117 N Callow Ave Bremerton WA 98312
  No Description Available
Jun 16

Annex & Main Store Senior Day - 25% Off

All Day

Annex & Main Store Senior Day - 25% Off
Time: All Day
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - 1117 N Callow Ave Bremerton WA 98312
  25% OFF -MUST SHOW ID Born on or before today's date in 1957 - Does not include Sale Items
Jun 18

25% OFF Annex & Main Store 4pm-6pm

Thursday, 4:00 PM

25% OFF Annex & Main Store 4pm-6pm
Time: Thursday, 4:00 PM
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - 1117 N Callow Ave Bremerton WA 98312
  No Description Available
Jun 23

Annex & Main Store Senior Day - 25% Off

All Day

Annex & Main Store Senior Day - 25% Off
Time: All Day
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - 1117 N Callow Ave Bremerton WA 98312
  25% OFF -MUST SHOW ID Born on or before today's date in 1957 - Does not include Sale Items
Jun 25

25% OFF Annex & Main Store 4pm-6pm

Thursday, 4:00 PM

25% OFF Annex & Main Store 4pm-6pm
Time: Thursday, 4:00 PM
Location: St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store - 1117 N Callow Ave Bremerton WA 98312
  No Description Available

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