St. Vincent De Paul in Marquette starts to see returning customers

According to the staff, it’s been a slow start, but donations and business are starting to increase.
St. Vincent De Paul in Marquette sees returning customers
Published: Mar. 10, 2021 at 5:15 PM EST
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - The thrift store re-opened last October after being closed for a couple of months during the pandemic.

According to the staff, it’s been a slow start, but donations are starting to increase.

Spring items are now starting to appear in the store, along with returning customers.

A sales associate, Alice Bengry, says it’s uplifting to see familiar faces again.

“It’s been hard on everybody, and I think that people are just starting to come out again,” says Bengry. “I just saw a regular this morning that used to come in every morning, he hasn’t been in in over a year. So that was a real delight that people are starting to come out again.”

Bengry says they are taking monetary donations towards a new hauling truck that was bought last year. To donate, customers can round up to the nearest dollar when checking out at the register.

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