SVP Charity Shops

The Society of St Vincent de Paul has over 220 local Vincent's charity shops located in every county around Ireland.

Our Vincent’s shops are a very important aspect of the service SVP provides. Not only do they provide people with new and lightly worn items at affordable prices, they also provide an income source for the Society, which is recycled directly back into the community.

The shops are managed by a small number of professionals, assisted by a large number of volunteers and by community employment trainees. The profits generated from the shops, some of which also supply furniture, are recycled into local Conferences to support those in need.

Local SVP Conferences can also provide people with Vincent’s Gift Tokens for clothing and furniture, which they can use in any of our shops to pick out what they need.

By donating your second-hand clothes and unwanted items to your closest charity shops, not only will you be freeing up space in your home, you will also be making a difference to people in need, in your community.

What you can donate to SVP second-hand charity shops:

  • Good quality, clean unwanted and used clothes and shoes
  • Bags and accessories
  • Jewellery and valuables
  • Second hand Books
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Music (CDs, vinyl, DVDs, videos, instruments and sheet music)
  • Homewares: china, kitchenware, ornaments, pictures
  • Soft furnishings: small rugs, linen, curtains
  • Wedding dresses and accessories
  • Second hand Furniture (in selected stores only)

Find the details of your local SVP Charity shop, such as contact details and opening hours, by using the shop locator below.

Read personal experiences from some of our volunteers and what it means to them to be part of a wider community in giving their time and what they have gained themselves from volunteering. Don't forget we are always looking for charity shop volunteers so if you are interested in becoming a volunteer in one of our shops visit our volunteer page for more details.

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