July 19, 2024

We’re back: SVP opening Kilkenny store on June 8

St Vincent de Paul is to reopen one of its Kilkenny stores at Butts Green on June 8 when current Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

However, it’s other store in Thomastown is to remain closed for the timebeing.

Almost 100 of the 234 Society of St Vincent de Paul Vincent’s charity shops throughout the country will begin re-opening on June 8.

A full list of the shops re-opening can be found on https://www.svp.ie/shopsphase1

The Vincent’s shops closed their doors on March 16 following the introduction of HSE and government restrictions.

This has resulted in a considerable loss of income, which would have been recycled directly back into the community.

“We are committed to ensuring the well-being of our customers and donors as well as staff and volunteers in the shops,” said Dermot McGilloway, SVP national retail development manager.

“With that in mind we have a robust and detailed action plan for each shop in relation to cleaning, sorting donations, assisting customers, signage and a range of other issues.

“All Vincent’s customers can be assured that they will be entering clean, well-organised shops, which are adhering to all the recommended social distancing and health and safety requirements.”


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