The Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) Vincent’s shop in Tallaght has won the East region Business Development Award at  the 2019  SVP National Shops Awards. Ali Tabrizy, Vincent’s Tallaght is pictured receiving the award from Lynn Byrne. Area Manager, SVP East Region, at the Awards event held in Limerick on Monday last (10 June) . Also in the photograph are Dermot McGilloway, SVP National Retail Development Manager (left)  and SVP East Region staff Annette McGrane and Colm Kenny. Vincent’s Tallaght  is one of 47 Vincent’s shop in the SVP East region (Dublin, Kildare & Wicklow). There are  230 Vincent’s shops throughout Ireland. See www.svp.ie/shops for more information.
 
Vincent’s charity 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 charity 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 charity shops, some of which also supply furniture, are recycled into local Conferences around  Ireland 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 the shops. The second-hand clothes and other items donated to Vincent’s charity shops make a difference to people in need in their communities. To find your nearest SVP shop go to www.svp.ie/shops Call  01 8386990, or email retailvolunteer@svp.ie