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Club Card Memberships

We are having a Club Card Membership Appreciation day on July 21 from 10am-11am come and check out the great deals. Not a Club Card Member you still have time for only $10, and receive 10% off all your purchases for the next year.

Spring is on it’s way (we hope!) and the thrift store is now looking to get some spring and summer gear on the shelves for the upcoming season! TS1

Now that Winter is leaving, we are asking that if you are planning on making a donation to the St. Vincent Place Thrift Store that you bring in seasonal items and clothes, household items like small appliances, dishes, pots & pans, and utensils. Winter items can not be stored at the present time.

Donations can be dropped off at the St. Vincent Place Thrift Store Monday to Friday 11:00am to 2:30pm.

Also new at the Thrift Store is the introduction of the Club Rewards program! Like many other St. Vincent stores in Canada, the Sault’s location is introducing special deals, customer appreciation days and so much more with the purchase of your 1-year club rewards membership. See Elizabeth in the store today for more information!

For more information about what the Thrift Store is looking for, please click here, or call the Store Manager Elizabeth at (705) 541-9478.

THANK YOU! Coldest Night of the Year a Great Success

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday February 25th, 2014

 Coldest Night Walk warms the community

Second annual event brings in much needed funds for shelter, food bank and soup kitchen

 Image(Sault Ste. Marie, ON) – Warm hearts and rosy cheeks graced the Sault’s downtown on this past Saturday evening for a great cause. The second annual Coldest Night of the Year event, in support of St. Vincent Place, saw a turnout of over 160 walkers who together raised $40,000 and awareness for the homeless, hurting and hungry in Sault Ste. Marie. 

Participants of all ages took part in two-, five- and ten kilometer walks around the city’s downtown core on a night with very little snow, wind and a beautiful sunset. Volunteers lined the streets guiding to warming stations located at the Seniors Drop-In Centre and the Summit Community Church.  

The event raised funds for St. Vincent Place’s men’s shelter, food bank, soup kitchen and thrift store. Though this year’s goal was to raise $50,000 for the organization, the money gathered will give strong support the ongoing efforts of St. Vincent Place to stock the shelves at the food bank and maintain consistent operation of the 24/7 men’s shelter. Donations will be accepted until March 14th, 2014 through the Coldest Night of the Year website at www.coldestnightoftheyear.org.

The Coldest Night of the Year local organizing team would like to thank the kindness of this year’s sponsors; Local2, Dawson & Keenan Insurance, Assante Wealth Management, Soo Mill Build All, the Seniors Drop-In Centre, The Summit Community Church, Superior Home Bakery and Tim Horton’s. A special thank you to all of the volunteers who braved the cold with us for this extraordinary event.

To learn more about the weekend’s exciting event, please visit Local2.ca for their coverage at http://www.local2.ca/ssm/viewarticle.php?id=14454

ABOUT COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR

The Coldest Night of the Year is a fantastically fun, family-friendly walking fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless and hurting in 65 communities across Canada. The 2, 5 and 10km WALK is held on Saturday, February 22rd, 2014, and provides participants the opportunity to experience a hint of the challenges faced by those experiencing homelessness while raising much needed revenue for their favourite local charity. Since 2011 the Coldest Night of the Year has raised $2.4 million dollars through the tireless efforts of each of our well known and well respected location partners (charities). More information can be found at www.coldestnightoftheyear.org.

 

ABOUT ST. VINCENT PLACE

St. Vincent Place is a creation of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for the community of Sault Ste. Marie in response to a call for an entity to provide shelter for men over 18 years of age. St. Vincent Place is a non-profit organization, dedicated to assisting members of the community with basic needs and skill development. The four components of the St. Vincent Place services are the men’s shelter, food bank, soup kitchen and thrift store. More information can be found at www.vincentplacessm.ca.

 

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Come out for #ColdestNightSSM Feb 22nd at St. Vincent Place!

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, January 16th, 2014

THE COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR COMES TO Sault Ste. Marie FEB. 22

A short walk for a big problem returns to the Sault for a second event
(Sault Ste. Marie, ON)– St. Vincent Place is encouraging Sault Ste. Marie residents to bundle up and raise cold, hard cash for The Coldest Night of the Year (WALK). A family-friendly winter fundraising event for Sault Ste. Marie’s homeless, hungry and hurting, the WALK takes place on the evening of February 22nd, 2014.

 Taking part in the Coldest Night of the Year will help participants understand the experience of surviving on the streets during a cold Canadian winter, while raising funds to aid the work of St. Vincent Place in providing much-needed support to members of our community. Coldest Night walks will be taking place on the same night in an anticipated 65 cities from coast to coast.

 The Sault Ste. Marie WALK begins and ends at St. Vincent Place, located at 222 Albert St. East, where walkers will register, turn in the results of their fundraising efforts, and return at the end of the evening for a warm celebration meal. Donning iconic gray toques, participants will walk a 2km, 5km or 10km route, and will warm up with toasty drinks at rest stops along the way.

 This is St. Vincent Place’s second time taking part in the Coldest Night of the Year, and they’re aiming to raise $50,000 for their work with the homeless in Sault Ste. Marie. An expected 250 walkers and 25 teams, including staff and friends of St. Vincent Place are expected to brave the cold winter’s night.

 St. Vincent Place has been serving Sault Ste. Marie for ten years, and the boost in funds resulting from the Coldest Night of the Year will benefit their clients in a time of the year known historically for low levels of giving.

 For further information about the exciting event, contact:

Jennifer Sarlo, Event Director

sarlojen@gmail.com

 For National Event information, contact

Brian Carney, Executive Director

brian@blueseaphilanthropy.org

1-519-603-2250

 

www.coldestnightoftheyear.org

About St. Vincent Place Sault Ste. Marie

St. Vincent Place is a creation of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul for the community of Sault Ste. Marie in response to a call for an entity to provide shelter for men over 18 years of age. St. Vincent Place is a non-profit organization, dedicated to assisting members of the community with basic needs and skill development. The four components of the St. Vincent Place services are the men’s shelter, food bank, soup kitchen and thrift store, located at 222 Albert St. East. For more information, please visit our website at www.vincentplacessm.ca.

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For media inquiries:

Jennifer Sarlo, Event Director:
(705) 942 5805 | sarlojen@gmail.com

 Photo Courtesy of Blue Sea Philanthropy

Coldest Night of the Year 2014!

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The Coldest Night of the Year is a fantastically fun, family-friendly walking fundraiser that raises money for the hungry, homeless and hurting in 65 communities across Canada.

The 2, 5 and 10km WALK is held on Saturday, February 22rd, 2014, and provides participants the opportunity to experience a hint of the challenges faced by those experiencing homelessness while raising much needed revenue for their favourite local charity .

Since 2011 the Coldest Night of the Year has raised $2.4 million dollars through the tireless efforts of each of our well known and well respected location partners (charities).

To register for this year’s walk in Sault Ste. Marie, visit brrrr.org

Thank You from St. Vincent Place & Merry Christmas!

On behalf of the staff and volunteers of St. Vincent Place, we would like to thank the Sault Ste. Marie community for your generous support this year. Without your generous donations, our mission to serve those in need would go unfulfilled. We hope that you have a very Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year.

Coldest Night of the Year 2014 – Its Coming!

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Its almost that time of year again!

In 2014, we will once again be braving the elements, lacing up our boots and securing our scarves for a walk to raise money and awareness for the homeless and hurting in our community. It is cold out there, and we want to help.

Coldest Night of the Year is coming to Sault Ste. Marie on February 22nd, 2014, and its a great time to register your team, and start gathering pledges! Visit our official #CNOY14 page for more details! Click here to visit the registration site.

If you’d like more information on how to get involved, email vincentplacepr@shaw.ca for more details!

Sleep in a Box 2013: Donate Today!

Sleep in a Box 2013 is upon us again! Donate to St. Vincent Place’s page today to assist local organizations on November 15th, 2013!
For the fifth year in a row, the Soup Kitchen will hold its GREAT SOUP KITCHEN SLEEP OVER fundraiser at which participants sleep in cardboard shelters in and around the St James mall area. Participants raise funds in the form of pledges. The event is now well established and serves as a means to raise funds for the Soup Kitchen. The site of the event will be monitored throughout the night by volunteers, parents of participants and the City Police. The Soup Kitchen will remain open throughout the night to provide live band performances, food and fun. At 7 a.m. breakfast will be served and awards will be presented. Students attending will be allowed time for their school community hours sheets for the time spent collecting pledges as well as the time spent sleeping in a box.
The campaign goal is $75,000. After all monies have been collected, the Sault North Club Charitable Trust will issue cheques to the Sault Ste Marie Soup Kitchen and with success in the campaign, to the St. Vincent Place Shelter. The amounts of the cheques will depend on the amount raised. All of the first $25,000 will go to the Soup Kitchen. If less than $25.000 is raised then whatever is that amount will go to the Soup Kitchen. Likewise, the amount raised above $25,000 up to $50,000 will go to St. Vincent Place Shelter. Any amount raised above $50,000 will remain with the Sault North Charitable Trust to be used towards rotary projects.