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St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store continues helping the needy


Last updated 8/15/2013 at Noon

Volunteers, from left, Charlotte Williams, Bea Valverde and Kelli Mellon, welcome customers to St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop. The trio volunteers their time on Wednesday afternoons.

Fallbrook’s St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Shop was founded in 2000 to help the needy people and organizations in town; that mission continues today. Since its opening, the shop’s all-volunteer staff and board have distributed over $3 million to the Fallbrook community, including more than $270,000 to the Fallbrook Food Pantry through monthly donations.

About 30 of the present 100+ volunteers have worked for the shop since the beginning. Most of the volunteers attend St. Peter the Apostle Church, but not all. Some are parishioners’ friends and neighbors who have joined the effort; they a...

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