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Here is our latest wish list for the St. Vincent de Paul Mission 27 Resale Store, Distribution Center, and Food Pantry. New volunteer-from-home opportunities available.

Since the opening of our new Mission 27 Resale Store at 132 Leota St., the need for donated material goods and volunteers is constantly growing and changing. We need to make certain we have enough merchandise and hands to keep the store running at peak efficiency. Revenue generated from Mission 27 Resale is used to supply more nutritional food to those we serve and to expand our Changing Lives Forever Program.

This list also outlines our critical volunteer needs at both the Distribution Center and the Food Pantry.

Mission 27 Resale material donations needed: sofas, dressers/chests, dinette-size tables/chairs, card tables, pots and pans, men’s and women’s jeans, adult bikes, and backpacks. Donations of clothing, shoes, and purses can be dropped in one of 24 drop boxes in the city or at 1201 E. Maryland St., and large items can be picked up; call (317) 687 – 1006. If you know of any hotels, apartments, offices, or other facilities that are renovating, please let us know, and we can contact them to pick up furniture and appliances they no longer need.

Mission 27 Resale Store, 132 Leota St.–Volunteers needed:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
  • Thursday, 1-4 p.m.

Distribution Center, 1201 E. Maryland–Volunteers needed:   

  • Day Managers, any day Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Dock workers, Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
  • Truck Drivers and Helpers, Saturday, 7:30 a.m.-approximately 1 p.m.
  • Clothing Sorters, Monday-Thursday, 1-4 p.m.
  • Referral Desk, Saturday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.
  • Personal Shoppers to assist clients, Monday-Tuesday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 1-4 p.m.

Food Pantry, 3001 E. 3oth St.–Volunteers needed:  

  • Wednesday Food Delivery Drivers to homebound clients, between 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday Evening Food Packers, 6-9 p.m.
  • Thursday Evening Assistant Manager and/or Group Volunteer Coordinator, 4:30-8 p.m., and Volunteers to assist client shopping, 4:45-8 p.m.
  • Friday Assistant Day Manager, 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Friday Stocking Manager, 1-4 p.m.
  • Saturday Assistant Manager and/or Group Volunteer Coordinator, 8 a.m.-noon.


Help Line Telephone Volunteers:

  • 2-4 hour shifts monthly
  • 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. No holidays or weekends.
  • Transfer Help Line to your home, take calls from clients, use Street Guide for closest SVdP Conference, and forward all information to the conferences via phone or email
  • Record all information on a tally sheet and mail/email to proper volunteers
  • Materials and training via phone provided

Help Line Gmail Account Volunteers:

  • One week every 6 weeks
  • Home computer necessary/training provided
  • Retrieve email requests daily from the Help Line Gmail account. Use the Street Guide to determine the appropriate SVdP Conference. Forward the request to the email address for that Conference (or phone if no email is available).
  • Record all information on a tally sheet and mail/email to proper volunteers

Contact Darlene Sweeney, Volunteer Coordinator, (317) 924 – 5769, x 238. Thank you!