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St. Vincent’s launches new donation drop-off center in Sparks


logo-ii-300x124-2341109-9210995CATHOLIC CHARITIES NEWS RELEASE – St. Vincent’s Thrift Shop is holding a grand opening celebration for their brand new donation drop-off center in Sparks on Sunday, October 6, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 4670 Sparks Boulevard near Disc Drive. The donation center is a collection point for gently used clothing, shoes, furniture and other household items that will be sold in the St. Vincent’s Thrift Shop in downtown Reno. The shop helps fund the nine poverty assistance programs of Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada.

The new drop-off center is designed to give residents of Sparks, Wingfield Springs and the North Valleys a more convenient location to drop off donations, and is expected to at least double the number of donations coming into the St. Vincent’s Thrift Shop. More than 20% of the total operating budget for the St. Vincent’s Programs of Catholic Charities is funded by donations to the Thrift Shop. 100% of profits from Thrift Shop sales are used to fund the eight other free giveaway programs of Catholic Charities, including our St. Vincent’s Dining Room and our St. Vincent’s Food Pantry. Just one bag of donated clothing equates to ten hot meals for a hungry person.

The drop-off center will be open Mondays through Saturdays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Our downtown St. Vincent’s Thrift Shop store location at 500 East Fourth Street will also continue accepting donations during store business hours, Mondays through Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

For more information about the drop-off center, please call Auburn Harrison at 775-322-7073 ext. 235 or email ddirector@ ccsnn.org. To schedule an interview time for the day of the grand opening, please call Director of Program Operations Anne Schiller at 775-691-7768. If you’d like to simply take pictures or shoot b-roll of the center, feel free to stop by anytime on Sunday, October 6, between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Established in 1941, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada (CCNN) is a Nevada-based, 501(c) (3) tax-exempt, non-profit corporation operating nine human service programs including: St. Vincent’s Dining Room, St. Vincent’s Food Pantry, St. Vincent’s Emergency Assistance Program, St. Vincent’s Residence, St. Vincent’s Thrift Shop, Holy Child Early Learning Center, Immigration Assistance Program, Adoption Program, and the Kids to Seniors Korner Program. CCNN is committed to providing help and creating hope in our community. From infants to seniors, CCNN assists approximately 40,000 people per month in the northern Nevada community.

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