Thrift Store




The Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store

1600 South Calhoun Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802





The Shopping Experience:

One of the best shopping destinations in Fort Wayne for unbeatable bargains and treasures.  The best selection of new and gently used items.  Accessories, antiques and collectibles, appliances, books, clothing, and much more.  Our inventory changes daily.

Store Hours: 
Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Closed Sundays


The Art of Donating….


For all Business and Corporate donations, please contact the office of the Executive Director.


Donations of Time and Talent

If you would like to volunteer, please contact the store, 260-456-3561. The store is always in need of volunteers. Our volunteers service customers, stock, sort, clean and whatever else is needed in the store or warehouse.**Insurance prohibits children from volunteering or accompanying adults during their service time.


How to Donate Items to the Thrift Store

   You may drop off acceptable items *(Please see list of acceptable items) at the store.

       Monday – Friday 9:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
       Saturday: 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
       Sunday: Closed. Donations NOT accepted.

The Thrift Store offers free pick up of your furniture and large appliances.  Please call the store 260-456-3561 and describe the items that you have available to donate.  The store will help you arrange a time to have your items picked up.  Currently due to Covid-19 we ask that you place your items outside for pick up. 

The Thrift Store Accepts the Following Items

*The Thrift Store accepts new and gently used items that are clean and in good working order.
*Please have your items separated when donating.  This will make processing your items much easier.
*If you have any questions about your donation, please call the store 260-456-3561

  1. Accessories: Shoes, Belts, Scarves, Jewelry, Handbags, Luggage and Backpacks
  2. Antiques and Collectibles
  3. Appliances
  4. Artificial Christmas Trees and Seasonal Decorations
  5. Books: *Must be clean, free of mold. 
  6. Craft Items
  7. Clothing: All Sizes and styles.  *All clothing must be clean and free of any damage.
  8. Convalescent items: Walkers, Wheelchairs, Crutches, etc.
  9. Domestics: Linens, Curtains, Blankets, Towels, Sheets, Comforters 
  10. Furniture: *Must be clean and free of any damage.
  11. Home Décor items: Mirrors, Framed Artwork, Candlesticks, Lamps, etc.
  12. Household goods: Dishes, Serving Pieces, Flatware, Pots and Pans, etc.
  13. Office Furniture: *Please contact the store for information 260-456-3561.
  14. Office and School Supplies
  15. Records and CDs
  16. Toys and Stuffed Animals:  *Must be in working order, clean and complete.


The Thrift Store DOES NOT accept the Following items

** Any item that has been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.  Please check the Consumer Product Safety Commissions website if you have any questions about your donation.   
** Any item in need of repair or not in good working order.

  1. Ammunition and weapons, including replicas
  2. Automotive Parts, Tires, Batteries or Motors 
  3. Bowling Balls                           
  4. Building Materials
  5. Computers, Printers, and Small Electronic Items
  6. Fire Extinguishers
  7. Fluorescent Bulbs or Fixtures
  8. Hazardous Materials, Paints, Chemicals, Oils and Cleaning Products
  9. Industrial Copiers
  10. Pianos and Organs
  11. Pool Tables
  12. Propane Tank
  13. Televisions more than five years old
  14. Water Beds



Financial Donations

The Saint Vincent de Paul Society Fort Wayne is happy to accept gift cards, prepaid gas cards, prepaid grocery cards as well as prepaid gift cards from American Express, Visa, Mastercard and Discover.

Please make checks payable to: The St. Vincent de Paul Society and drop off to the store in person or mail to:

St. Vincent de Paul Society
1600 South Calhoun Street
Fort Wayne, Indiana 46802

*Please check with your employer, as they may provide matching funds.

Are my donations tax-deductible?

The Saint Vincent de Paul thrift store will provide a receipt for all donations if requested. 
Please consult with your tax preparer for guidance.

Blessed Mother’s Garden

  Please feel free to visit the Blessed Mother’s Garden located on the south side of the thrift store for reflection and prayer.  This would be a wonderful way to start your shopping experience or to give thanks for all of your bargains and new treasures.

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