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Society of St. Vincent DePaul

Profile: The St. Vincent de Paul Society was “GREEN” before it was popular. We recycle scrap metal, cardboard,clothing, stuffed animals, shoes and some plastic toys. Solar panels on our roof help generate electricity for our building. In trying to be prudent stewards of our benefactor’s donations, we try to find a use for all items donated to the Society. St. Vincent de Paul Society stresses that it’s members should seek the forgotten, the suffering, the deprived, and treat them with dignity and compassion. Women and men join together to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to the needy and suffering in the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, and patron, St. Vincent de Paul. We also call upon Western New York to take an active role in caring for the poor in our community. The Society collaborates with other people of good will in relieving need and addressing its causes, making no distinction in those served.

Website: http://www.svdpwny.org

For Profit/Non Profit Status: Not-for-Profit (501c3)

Textile Recovery Methods (reuse/recycling): Both (operate store)

Accepted Items: Clothing, coats, underwear, shoes/boots, sneakers, belts, purses/bags, hats, linens, curtains/drapes, towels, rags

Sorting Policy: Yes (sort for clothing to help those in need)

Advertising: Yes (website, internal newsletter, parish bulletins, speaker's bureau)

Number of Collection Bins: 65 (included in database)

Bin Labels: Company name, phone number, types of materials accepted, not-for-profit status

Code of Conduct Status: Might sign (with Board of Directors approval)