Early this spring, SVdP will cut the ribbon on a new retail location in Cottage Grove, Ore. The latest “St. Vinnie’s” will be our first new location since 2022, when we opened the doors at 888 Garfield St. in Eugene. It will be the 14th and southernmost store in St. Vinnie’s Oregon network, and the seventh outside of Eugene-Springfield.
This store will be the flagship of our modernization efforts and set a new standard for what purpose-built St. Vinnie’s stores can be. It will feature a new point-of-sale system, digital monitors, and a floor plan designed with shoppers’ comfort in mind.
But why Cottage Grove? Opening a store there aligns with SVdP’s goal to bring vital human services and high-end quality/low-cost materials to rural communities. We also formerly operated a store in the town from 1986 to 2000, so this actually marks St. Vinnie’s return to “the Grove.”
Our stores and donation sites serve as a resource hub for those using our voucher programs to buy clothes and furniture, or who need access to quality items at below-market prices.
Our stores also provide meaningful employment for communities; our staff are paid fairly and have access to many benefits they may not find in other retail settings. Our service network is enhanced with each new store we open, and we are thrilled to again be part of the Cottage Grove community!
See you soon at 910 Row River Road!