It’s that time of year again, school bells are ringing, and children are returning to the classroom! This year, if you’re on a budget or looking for eco-friendly ways to shop for the new school year, look no further– St. Vincent de Paul thrift stores have you covered!
Our SVdPLA thrift stores often carry an array of school items and supplies that are lightly used and can even be brand new. Here are four school items you’re likely to find when shopping our Los Angeles and Long Beach locations:
Backpacks are an essential back-to-school item that we regularly carry all year round. Our wide array of backpacks can range in color and prints, from brand name to character-themed, with enough options to easily fit the likes of kids and adults of all ages.
Shoes are one of the most donated items we receive. You can count on our stores for all types of shoes in all sizes that fit infants to adults. Not to mention, we also receive generous donations of new, brand-name shoes from department stores from time to time.
Desks and Furniture
Our Los Angeles store location is known for its wide range of quality furniture. But did you know we receive donated furniture from department and furniture stores? If you need a writing desk, chair, or storage, we have just the furnishings for you.
We must disclaim that our school supplies are available more sporadically than the other items listed above. Still, when they’re in stock, they are GOOD! Most recently, we’ve received donations of unused notebooks, paper, dividers, and writing utensils. Try your luck and stop by to see what supplies we have available today!
These are just a few examples of school items our stores carry consistently throughout the year, though we may have left a few things off. We hope you’ll think of St. Vincent de Paul’s thrift stores for great back-to-school finds at a discounted rate. Even if you’ve already done your back-to-school shopping, you can count on our stores year round for these items and more.