Friday, January 11, 2019

Soon the weather will become briskly cold in Central Palm Beach County.

Blankets, coats and cold weather gear are needed for the homeless. However, please note, the drop-off site at St. Vincent’s in Greenacres is closed on Sunday but will re-open tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.

Everyone knows the homeless problem is terrible in West Palm Beach as was noted in The Palm Beach Post yesterday. But there are needs elsewhere as well.

Are you in the villages of Wellington and Royal Palm Beach? Or out in the planned agrihood community of Arden? Can you donate coats, raincoats, blankets and supplies for the needy and homeless here in Central Palm Beach Post (CPBC)?

There is a convenient drop-off location located on S. Military Trail in the City of Greenaces. It’s called St. Vincent de Paul’s Thrift Store. Learn more about this special place and the address below.

Do you reside in or near the Village of Palm Springs, City of Greenacres, or suburban (unincorporated) Lake Worth near John Prince Park? See map below.

Please note: Just to be clear. John Prince Park is managed by the County, not by the City of Lake Worth.

Now back to helping the needy and homeless:

If you have any coats, blankets, sleeping bags or other items to donate, drop them off at Saint Vincent de Paul Thrift Store located in Greenacres at 3757 S. Military Trail.

The mission of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul is to aid those who are less fortunate in CPBC:

Members of the Society of St.Vincent de Paul (or “Vincentians”) are men and women who strive to grow spiritually by offering person-to-person service to individuals in need. . . . No work of charity is foreign to the Society. To quote our patron, St. Vincent de Paul: “Charity is infinitely inventive”. 

Directions to St. Vincent’s: Take Lake Worth Rd. to Military Trail then head north towards the intersection of Military and Bowman St. (approx. ½ mile) and look for a “Thrift Store” sign on the left (west) side of the road.

St. Vincent de Paul’s is open Monday–Saturday 10:00–5:00; closed Sunday. For more information call 561-469-7922.

Click on map to enlarge.

The City of Greenacres is west of the Village of Palm Springs. Note areas in white are unincorporated PBC: 

Also note that St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store is conveniently located near the City of Atlantis as well. Atlantis (shaded Royal Purple) is just to the west of John Prince Park across Congress Ave.