Feeding Production

Job one in having a successful thrift store is to maximize donations and continually have inventory flowing inward.
  1. Secure Collection Bins and label them with the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s logo. Collection Bin How To’s
  2. Secure locations (look for locations that people frequent often).
    • Corner gas stations, Grocery stores, Churches – Anywhere that the bin is visible from Main Street.
    • Incentives: offer a tax deduction to business. $100 per month suggested amount.
  3. Recruit churches to have collection drives.
    • Work with the church to publicize the collection drive.
    • Park a truck at the participating church on a Sunday.