Thrift Store Status

Thrift Store Status – Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Brant

After listing our Thrift Store building at 197 Colborne St., Brantford for sale in July 2015, we sold the building in September 2015, effective April 3, 2017. In June 2016 we signed a deal to purchase 143 Wellington (currently known as the Crosby Y). That deal is to close September 2018.  That left us with a gap of 17 months between the date when the sale of 197 Colborne was to close and the purchase of 143 Wellington to be final.

Given that our goal is to provide uninterrupted service to our neighbours in need throughout this transition a solution to this gap issue became our priority.

Therefore, we are thrilled to share with you now that we have signed an agreement with the buyer of 197 Colborne St. allowing us to remain at that location until we move to the Y. This means that we do not have the expense, work, hassle and disruption of two moves, one move to an alternate space then one move to our new home.

Meanwhile fundraising and financing activity is underway. The Diocese of Hamilton will provide financing. Having secured several generous donations and commitments the fundraising committee is now working to raise about $400,000 more.

Please continue to support the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store and pass along the word that all are invited continue to visit us at our current location at 197 Colborne St. Brantford until we move in September 2018.