13 October 2018

World Day of the Poor

At the conclusion of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, on November 20, 2016, in his apostolic letter, entitled Mercy and peace (Misericordia et misera), Pope Francis invited us to celebrate the World Day of the Poor on the 33rd Sunday in Ordinary Time. This year, we celebrate that special day on November 18th .

According to the Canadian government, one million, nine hundred thousand Canadian families struggle every day to make ends meet. Just a few weeks before Christmas, we must do more than usual to help the least fortunate among us. For more than 170 years, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul has been distributing Christmas hampers or organizing community meals. Such gestures of solidarity help less fortunate people to emerge from isolation, and allow them to experience wonderful moments of joy. By taking the time to welcome our sisters and brothers in Jesus Christ, not only do we give food, but we interact with them on an equal basis.

In the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, our tradition is to avoid judging and to serve people with love, respect, justice and joy. In response to Pope Francis’ appeal, we invite you to work with the members of the local Society of Saint Vincent de Paul and give a hand by participating in our collection of food supplies. In this very busy period, we also need volunteers and, of course, financial help is always appreciated as well. You may donate to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul team in your community, or directly to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, via the official website, at the SSVP Vancouver Donation Page.

Value Shoppe Staff and Volunteers

23 August 2018

New Donation Process!

We have updated our donation process in an effort to make supporting us a little easier on your part. You can still donate the old fashion way by sending your cheque to our business address. However, we have opened a PayPal account where you can make an online secure payment to our bank account through your Credit Card or Visa Debit Cards. You can also use Paypal to set up a reoccurring donation, if you so please. If you have any questions please email us at ssvpvancouver@gmail.com.

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21 August 2018


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7 December 2016

Merry Christmas from SSVP Vancouver Central Council!

The Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Value Shoppe
Christmas Hours
for December 2016


DECEMBER 23, FRIDAY – 10:00AM – 5:00PM
DECEMBER 24, SATURDAY – 10:00AM – 2:00PM
DECEMBER 29, THURSDAY – 10:00AM – 5:00PM
DECEMBER 30, FRIDAY – 10:00AM – 5:00PM
DECEMBER 31, SATURDAY – 10:00AM – 2:00PM
JANUARY 3, TUESDAY - 10:00AM – 5:00PM

16 May 2016

Message from SSVP National Council on Fires in Fort MC Murray

(reposted from www.ssvp.ca)


We cannot remain indifferent to the fires that are presently devastating northern Alberta. Thousands of people have been displaced, and they need help. We are actually in contact with Vincentians in Edmonton, who are putting in place the mechanisms necessary to respond to assistance requests that will soon start to come forth. We will let you know as soon as we find out if particular needs are expressed. If you wish to contribute financially to help alleviate the suffering of the thousands who are displaced, you may do so by sending your contributions to the National Council, 2463 Innes Road, Ottawa, ON K1B 3K3. Please make your cheque payable to SSVP National Council and write down at the bottom on the left, National Emergency Fund.
Thank you for your help and God bless you.
Jean-Noël Cormier
President, National Council

3 March 2016

Drop in and Shop @ our Value Shoppes!!

The Society of St Vincent de Paul operates two Thrift Stores in Downtown Vancouver. 

The Society of St Vincent de Paul 

The perfect place to hunt for special treasures & support a local charity!

                  2741 Main Street                                 1738 East Hastings Street
                           Main St @ 12th Ave.                           Hasting St @  Commercial Dr.
   Vancouver, BC.                                    Vancouver, BC.
604-873-1065                                     604-873-1303

Store Hours: 
Monday to Saturday
10:00am to 5:00pm
Closed Sunday

* Please note: Stores will accept donations from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday.
If you can only make a donation after 4pm, please contact the store first to confirm if they are able to accept it. (Donations after 4pm may be accepted at the Manager's discretion.)

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