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Society Of Saint Vincent de Paul Asks You To Hold Off Donating At Their Stores

Tuesday April 7th, 2020, 9:01am


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The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul has temporarily closed their stores and warehouse and are asking you to hold off on leaving donations.

“With our locations closed and our donations drop off bins having reduced service many of your donations are being lost,” said Rosanne Winger, General Manager of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. “While they are left outside our stores these precious items are weather damaged or stolen.”

Winger also reports an increase in dumping the past few weeks.

“It is understandable that the people of Windsor-Essex might being having trouble disposing of larger garbage items with the closure of the local dumps, but be aware that not all items are of use to those in need. Damaged furniture, broken appliances, and shredding are not items that we can use, in fact these items cost Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. Our garbage disposal is not free. When you dump at our bins you are taking food out of the mouths of those we serve,” Winger said.

“Isolation is an excellent time to go through your belongings and purge your unneeded cloths and household goods, but we ask that if you can hold onto your donations until this crisis is at an end. We know that most donors have the best of intentions, but these items will be most valuable to those in need if they are dropped off when are stores and warehouse are able to safely reopen.”

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