Young woman is browsing a rail of clothes at mall store

“We chose this area because we decided that this community would be better served as there was no non-profit thrift store in this area,”

St. Vincent de Paul opened a thrift store in Avondale.

“We chose this area because we decided that this community would be better served as there was no non-profit thrift store in this area,” said Jose Baca, the store manager.

“We hope to gain the community’s trust and see we are here to help people in need.”

Baca said the store has 20 employees. “We’re not hiring now, however, we are taking resumes.”

The grand opening is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 1, with sales and specials.

The store is open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

St. Vincent de Paul accepts donations and also does free pick-up. Donation hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday.

The new Avondale store is at 1450 N Dysart Road, Suite E. For more information, call 623-248-5500 or visit svdpusaavondale.org.