Delivery resumes!

Thanks to our amazing, committed volunteer delivery team. As of Saturday, August 8th we have resumed delivery of furniture items (purchased with vouchers or money). Thanks to our patient customers for understanding that the team can only deliver to the front door of your building – to keep all as safe and comfortable as possible.

Welcome back, shoppers!!

Finally!!! Welcome back, shoppers!! Next week, Tuesday (July 14th) & Thursday (July 16th) & Friday (July 17th), we will open to shoppers from 10 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.
To keep all customers and volunteers safe, please note:
> Face coverings are required for all shoppers (and volunteers).
> One customer per family please (none under age 16).
> Leave backpacks at home or in your vehicle if possible.
> Use of debit is encouraged (no minimum) but cash is accepted.

We will also accept donations next week ONLY on Wednesday, 15th between 9 a.m. and 12 noon. Please note:

> Our volunteers will not handle your donations. Please follow their direction to place your items in the carts provided where they will be quarantined until it is safe for our volunteers to process them.
> If items are packed in a box please close the top of the box to permit most efficient use of our storage space.

Donations welcomed July 9th (details below)

We ARE getting closer to opening for shoppers. Stay tuned!!

Meanwhile we will accept gently used clothing and household items (no furniture at this time), ONLY on
Thursday, July 9th between 12 noon and 3 p.m.
at SSVP Brant Thrift Store, 143 Wellington, Brantford
PLEASE note:
> Our volunteers will not handle your donations. Please follow their direction to place your items in the carts provided where they will be quarantined until it is safe for our volunteers to process them.
> If items are packed in a box please close the top of the box to permit most efficient use of our storage space.

Donations welcomed July 2nd (details below)

Next week we will continue to accept gently used clothing and household items (no furniture at this time), ONLY on
Thursday, July 2nd between 12 noon and 3 p.m.
at SSVP Brant Thrift Store, 143 Wellington, Brantford
Thanks for your patience with our gradual re-opening process.

PLEASE note:
> Our volunteers will not handle your donations. Please follow their direction to place your items in the carts provided where they will be quarantined until it is safe for our volunteers to process them.
> If items are packed in a box please close the top of the box to permit most efficient use of our storage space.
> Our retail space has not yet reopened; we’re taking it slowly to keep everyone safe & healthy.

Donations welcomed June 25- (Details below)

We will continue to accept gently used clothing and household items (no furniture at this time) this upcoming week, ONLY on
Thursday, June 25th between 12 noon and 3 p.m.
at SSVP Brant Thrift Store, 143 Wellington, Brantford
PLEASE note:
> Our volunteers will not handle your donations. Please follow their direction to place your items in the carts provided where they will be quarantined until it is safe for our volunteers to process them.
> If items are packed in a box please close the top of the box to permit most efficient use of our storage space.
> Our retail space has not yet reopened; we’re taking it slowly to keep everyone safe & healthy.

Donations welcomed June 16 & 18 (Details below)

We will continue to accept gently used clothing and household items (no furniture at this time) this upcoming week, specifically on
Tuesday, June 16th between 9 am and 12 noon and
Thursday, June 18th between 12 noon and 3 p.m.
at SSVP Brant Thrift Store, 143 Wellington, Brantford
PLEASE note:
> Our volunteers will not handle your donations. Please follow their direction to place your items in the carts provided where they will be quarantined until it is safe for our volunteers to process them.
> If items are packed in a box please close the top of the box to permit most efficient use of our storage space.
> Our retail space has not yet reopened; we’re taking it slowly to keep everyone safe & healthy.

Update – May 2, 2020: SSVP Brant Response to Covid-19 Crisis

SSVP Brant Thrift Store remains closed under the province’s Emergency Orders. Keep checking our FaceBook page and ssvpbrant.ca for updates.

To those we serve: if you require emergency service (food assistance only) during this period call the phone number for our branch (conference) that covers your area:

  • Burford, Scotland, West Brant – Blessed Sacrament: 519-865-1562
  • Paris & St. George – Sacred Heart: 519-442-2465
  • Central Brantford – St. Basil: 519-752-0243
  • East & South Brantford – St. Mary: 226-208-6846 (no office hours at this time)
  • North Brantford – St. Pius X: 519-753-9052.

To our dedicated volunteers: we miss you, hope you are staying safe – and sane – and wish that we can be together some time soon to continue our service to those in need in Brantford/Brant.

To those who support us:

  • Your best wishes and prayers are appreciated.
  • Thank you for holding your donations of gently used items until we are re-opened and ready to accept and process them in a safe manner.
  • With our Store and our parishes closed, the funds necessary for our service are unavailable to us. If you are able, your financial support is welcome. Click here to donate directly to our local service.

UPDATE April 5, 2020: SSVP Brant Response to Covid-19 Crisis

To help our community and our world manage this threat, SSVP Brant Thrift Store has been closed since Tuesday, March 17th.

As we do not qualify as an “essential business” in the province we could not re-open at this time even if we decided this would be feasible or wise. At this time it is our plan to extend the closing of our Store until (at least) May 4, 2020. Continue reading “UPDATE April 5, 2020: SSVP Brant Response to Covid-19 Crisis”

SSVP Brant Response to Covid-19 Crisis

To help our community and our world manage this threat, SSVP Brant Thrift Store will be closed from Tuesday, March 17th until Monday, April 6th inclusive. At that time we will re-assess the situation, following the advice of the Brant County Health Unit.

Continue reading “SSVP Brant Response to Covid-19 Crisis”

Blessing and Dedication of SSVP Brant Thrift Store

May 11, 2019, Brantford, ON.

It’s a celebration and a blessing of our new Thrift Store.

His Excellency, Bishop Douglas Crosby O.M.I.  from the Diocese of Hamilton helped celebrate the opening of the new Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Brant Thrift Store in Brantford with his blessing ceremony on Saturday May 11, 2019. In addition to his blessing of the new Thrift Store Bishop Crosby recognized the work of the Brant volunteer Vincentians in helping our neighbours in need. The Bishop  stated, “This impressive new Thrift Store is a testament to the ongoing work of local Vincentian volunteers whose mission is to live the message of the gospel to serve Christ in the poor with love, respect, justice and joy.” “It was a privilege to have Bishop Crosby here to give his blessing of our new Thrift Store in Brantford” stated Pat Lenz, President, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, Particular Council of Brant.

The move to the new Thrift Store at 143 Wellington Street at Clarence has been at least three years in the making since the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul decided to sell their store on Colborne Street and purchase the former Crosby Cable YMCA building.

Volunteers conducted tours for the Bishop and his deanery, dignitaries, donors and honoured invited guests. An inspiring Wall of Recognition acknowledging donors to the capital campaign was unveiled to those in attendance. Some of those recognized The City of Brantford, The Diocese of Hamilton, Empire Homes, SC Johnson & Son, Hankinson Foundation, Don & Joanne Wilkin, Steve & Helen Kun and Ron and Joan Underwood & Family. The Catholic Women’s League of St. Pius Church conducted a private reception then the new store opened to the public for shopping from 1:00 – 4:00 pm.

The new Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store offers free parking for over 70 vehicles. The entire facility is on one floor making it accessible for all. It has twice the retail space, twice the loading space, twice the sorting area, a volunteer staff lunchroom, and a large boardroom and reception area including a drive up door to accept donations.

In addition, the sparkling new retail space offers clothing in one large area for women, men, and children, furniture in another area and household items in still another area. The larger space, large aisles, new shopping carts, larger private change rooms and more choice makes for a pleasant shopping experience. What also makes the SSVP Brant Thrift Store unique is that all of the people who work in the store are volunteers, including supervisory staff. Although the Society is a lay Catholic organization store volunteers come from all backgrounds and need not be affiliated with any religious organization.

Vincentians were grateful to Bishop Crosby for the blessing ceremony and look forward to seeing new  shoppers as well as familiar faces from their previous location at their new Thrift Store.