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  • Northside East

Swords shop wins display award

Sunday, 21st July, 2019 10:00am
Swords shop wins  display award

Hong McGuire, Vincent’s Swords (centre), is pictured receiving the award from Lynn Byrne, Shops Area Manager, SVP East Region. Also pictured are Dermot McGilloway, SVP National Retail Development Manager (left), and SVP East Region staff Annette McGrane and Colm Kenny. PHOTO: ALAN PLACE

Swords shop wins  display award

Hong McGuire, Vincent’s Swords (centre), is pictured receiving the award from Lynn Byrne, Shops Area Manager, SVP East Region. Also pictured are Dermot McGilloway, SVP National Retail Development Manager (left), and SVP East Region staff Annette McGrane and Colm Kenny. PHOTO: ALAN PLACE

THE Society of St Vincent de Paul (SVP) shop in Swords won the East region Window Display Award at the 2019 SVP National Shops Awards.

Vincent’s Swords is one of 47 of the charity’s shops in the SVP East region (Dublin, Kildare and Wicklow). There are 230 Vincent's shops throughout Ireland.

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.

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