I bet you didn’t know that on any given day of the week you will find Latino families in South King County, gathering in one of our thrift stores to be educated, counseled and protected from a very cold world. Centro Rendu was born out of love for our immigrant Latino communities that suffer from daily exploitation, indifference and hostility. It is named after one of our founders, Sister Rosalie Rendu (a firebrand), a radical Daughter of Charity who gave her life in service to the powerless and taught the poor how to fight for their dignity.
BURIEN – After being closed more than two months after a car crashed into the building, the Burien St. Vincent de Paul thrift store has reopened.
BURIEN – A customer backing up to receive a new mattress at the St. Vincent de Paul thrift store November 26 instead crashed through the access door and into the store.
SEATTLE – Members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul are mourning the passing of 101-year-old Thomas Takao Kobayashi, who spent more than seven decades helping the poor.
CATHLAMET – When the tiny Wahkiakum School District asked the community to help feed hungry students, the local St. Vincent de Paul Society food bank stepped in.
TACOMA – This is a story of triumph, a story about people working through a financial crisis and making the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Tacoma-Pierce strong again.
FEDERAL WAY – As the weather started getting colder in December, homeless men and women had a new, warm place to spend the day in dignity, fellowship and hope.