West Branch, Michigan
West Branch St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store
Inspired by the spirit of the Lord, the West Branch Society of St. Vincent de Paul offers assistance to those in need, with donations, financial aid. The organization collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need.
We witness God's love by embracing all works of charity and service to the community.
The net profits from the thrift store are used to assist those in need.
We are a ministry. Members are drawn from every religious background, united in a spirit, which is nourished by prayer.
"No work of charity is foreign to the Society.
It serves persons in need regardless of race,
creed, color or religion."
The Mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul
Inspired by Gospel values, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, a Catholic lay organization, leads women and men to join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to those who are needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul.
As a reflection of the whole family of God, members, who are known as Vincentians, are drawn from every ethnic and cultural background, age group, and economic level. Vincentians are united in an international society of charity by their spirit of poverty, humility and sharing, which is nourished by prayer and reflection, mutually supportive gatherings and adherence to a basic Rule.
Organized locally, Vincentians witness God's love by embracing all works of charity and justice. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served because, in them, Vincentians see the face of Christ.