Thrift store helps DePaul Society

Published 8:22 am Monday, November 2, 2009

By By Lydia Grimes
features reporter

Century now has a thrift store located across the highway from the Century City Hall. It is operated by the Society of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic organization, named after a French priest, Vincent DePaul.
The Society was founded in 1883 by Fredric Ozanam to do charitable work, because he felt it important to do more than just have church. The goal of the organization is to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and shelter the homeless. All proceeds from the thrift stores go to support the Alfred-Washburn Center in Pensacola, which houses the homeless.
The thrift store in Century has been in operation now for about six months. It employs two paid staff members and gives employment in the form of community service.
There are four thrift store locations in Pensacola, and the store in Century is sponsored by the store in Warrington.
For more information, call the store at 1-850-256-3192.

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